Jonathan Mooney is an award-winning writer and speaker who didn’t learn to read until he was 12 years old. He speaks around the country using his dis-Ability to promote awareness, empowerment and change. Funny, real and forward thinking, this presentation will inspire parents and teachers to re-imagine education as it is today and redefine the problem. Different isn’t deficient and we must invest in our strengths in order to “flip the deficit script”. In this presentation, Jonathan Mooney explores the ideas that changed his life and provides concrete strategies to support teachers in helping their students create a positive sense of self and learning identity.
Jonathan speaks around the country about neurological and physical diversity, inspiring those who live with differences and advocating for change. His work has been featured in many publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and USA Today. His books include Normal Sucks, The Short Bus, and Learning Outside the Lines.