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A Dyslexia Declaration by Allison Hertog, Lawyer:


My early life was defined by teachers and other professionals who doubted my academic abilities, though now I believe I am one of the few lawyers in the country with a Master's Degree in special education.   I was retained in second grade because I couldn't read, and the elementary school psychologist told my parents I would never attend college.

By working very long hours, sacrificing my social life in high school and beyond, learning self-compensatory strategies, and never giving up, I earned some impressive degrees.   I was not diagnosed with dyslexia until after I graduated from law school.

Today I am an attorney who represents students and adults with learning disabilities and ADHD.   Every "win" for a student is a victory for me personally.

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