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Dyslexia Symposium Planned at Yale University

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Harry Belafonte (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Harry Belafonte (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Entertainer and political activist Harry Belafonte will be among those attending a symposium on dyslexia at Yale University.

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity will hold the conference Monday starting at 9 a.m. in Linsly Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, New Haven

Belafonte and others who are dyslexic, including entrepreneur Daymond John of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” will join experts, educators, legislators and policy makers at the symposium, called “Dyslexia: A Civil Rights Issue for Our Time.”

They will discuss the challenges facing those with dyslexia and solutions and will launch an initiative to increase awareness of dyslexia among minorities.

The center says dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting about one of every five people and that diagnosis and treatment are elusive in public schools, especially in cities.

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