Philanthropy News Digest | To fund anti-ableism solutions, listen to students
Research and early intervention for dyslexia are slowly gaining traction. In the philanthropic world, Charles Schwab, who is dyslexic, allocated $20 million in 2019 to an initiative aimed at studying dyslexia and other learning disorders. As part of his 2022-23 budget, California Governor Gavin Newsom included $60 million for early childhood dyslexia screenings.
Marcus Soutra, president of Eye to Eye, writes in his OpEd published in the Philanthropy News Digest how the philanthropic sector can pioneer innovative funding methods for learning disabilities and make strides in tackling ableism by listening to students.