Did you know that between 20% to 40% of those in the justice system have a learning disability? That’s a global statistic and a disturbing one. Being literate is a basic human right and no one should end up in the justice system because they have low literacy skills or because they have dyslexia.
 
Growing up on the streets of New Orleans, Ameer Baraka found himself in constant trouble with the law, which eventually led to his incarceration. During that time, he was diagnosed with dyslexia through resilience and determination he turned his life around. He is now an author, activist and actor working to empower young people and adults with dyslexia with a focus on supporting those who have had contact with the corrections system.


Shae is so excited to launch this interview at the endof National Dyslexia Awareness Month, following her presentation at the Australasian Corrections Education Conference.

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