A'ja Wilson

FOUNDATION

CHANGING THE CULTURE BY OVERCOMING THE STIGMA

OF DYSLEXIA AND PUTTING AN END TO BULLYING

 

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was founded by A’ja and her parents, Roscoe and Eva Wilson.  The AWF mission is two-fold, we serve as a resource for children and their families who struggle with dyslexia to empower them to reach their full potential through educational programming, workshops, camps and grant opportunities. AWF works to change the culture of students to prevent bullying through education and mentoring, challenging students to use their power to empower compassion and inclusivity amongst their peers.

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Dyslexia is the #1 most common learning disability.
(American Dyslexia Association, The International Dyslexia Association, The Dyslexia Center, The Dyslexia Foundation, The Child Mind Institute)

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70-80% of people with poor reading skills, are likely dyslexic.

(The Dyslexia Center of Utah, 2015)

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It is estimated that 1:10 people have dyslexia.

(American Dyslexia Association, The International Dyslexia Association, The Dyslexia Center, The Dyslexia Foundation, The Child Mind Institute)

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20% of school aged chidren in the US have dyslexia.

(American Dyslexia Association, The International Dyslexia Association, The Dyslexia Center, The Dyslexia Foundation, The Child Mind Institute)

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More than 1:5 (20.8) students report being bullied.
(National Center for Educational Statistics, 2016)

23%

23% of female students report being bullied more

than male students at school.

(National Center for Statistics, 2016)

3.2m

Over 3.2 million students are bullied each year.

(Cohn, Andrea, and Andrea Canter, Ph.D. "Bullying: Facts for Schools and Parents." NASP Fact Sheet. Accessed February 9, 2014)

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When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time.

(Hawkins, D. L., Pepler, D., and Craig, W. M. (2001). Peer interventions in playground bullying. Social Development, 10, 512-527)

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"When I was weak with my right hand, I could work on driving with my right hand until I got better. If I was missing shots at the elbow, I’d take more shots at the elbow until I got better. So why didn’t it work like that for me in school?"

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The A’ja Wilson Foundation feels that having a learning disability can lead to being bullied. A’ja was diagnosed with having dyslexia in high school.  As are result of that diagnosis, she was given resources to help guide her through her transition from high school to college both academically and socially.  She struggled with going public with her diagnosis because she didn’t want to appear weak and did not want sympathy. She knew that she was going to be able to one day show the world that people with learning disabilities can be successful with the right resources.  

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