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Dyslexia Life Hacks as the honor of being a guest poster on the Dyslexia the Gift Blog by the Davis Dyslexia Association.

The post detaileds Matthew’s life with dyslexia and how he came to make this very website.

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Episode 63 – Misdiagnosis for Autism and Becoming an Olympian with Caragh McMurtry

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