Oct 17th 2010

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October is dyslexia awareness month

Did you know that about 15% of the population suffers from dyslexia? Do you know what percentage of US entrepreneurs have dyslexia? 35%! The simple tasks we all learn at an early age of reading and writing do not come naturally to people with dyslexia. They end up trying to do things differently and find creative solutions to problems. These are some of the well known innovators and business leaders who have dyslexia:
• Sir Richard Branson
• Ted Turner
• Walt Disney
• Erin Brockovich
• Albert Einstein
• Thomas Edison
• Tommy Hilfiger
• Winston Churchill
• Henry Ford
• Agatha Christie
During the month of October there are conferences all around the US promoting, awareness, research, and early identification of dyslexia. Ginger Software will be participating in the following conferences and would love to meet with you there:

IL IDA
October 14-15, 2010, Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

NJ IDA
October 22, 2010, Hilton’s Somerset Double Tree Hotel, Somerset, NJ

IDA
October 27-30, 2010, The Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

MA IDA

October 30, 2010, Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, Framingham, MA

If you would like to join the Ginger Software team and help us raise money to support IDA’s important work, helping people with dyslexia all over the world please go to: http://www.firstgiving.com/gingersoftware

See you in October,

Miki Feldman-Simon

VP US Operations, Ginger Software Inc

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