Jonathan Mooney, author, activist and president and co-founder of Project Eye-To-Eye, will visit campus on Monday, March 31 as the culmination of the observance of March as Disability Awareness Month.
Mooney will spend the day meeting with classes, eating lunch with students and will offer a formal talk at 7 p.m. in Albright Auditorium, after which he will sign copies of his book, “Learning Outside the Lines.”
A graduate from Brown University with an honors degree in English literature, Mooney is a dyslexic writer and activist who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old. He received a prestigious Truman Scholarship for graduate studies in creative writing and education and was a national finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship.
With the publication of “Learning Outside the Lines” when he was 23, Mooney established himself as one of the foremost leaders in LD/ADHD, disabilities, and alternative education. Part memoir and part alternative study skills, the book is now in its eighth printing. Visit his website jonathanmooney.com or Project Eye-to-Eye for more information.
Project Eye-To-Eye is a national mentoring program that matches college students who have learning disabilities with elementary, middle, and high school students who also have learning disabilities, to empower them and help them find successes. The older students, who themselves have experienced the implications of a learning disability, act as tutors and role models for the younger ones.