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Jonathan Mooney

 

JMooney.JPGJonathan Mooney is a dyslexic writer and activist who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old. He is currently leading the Wellness Initiative in Santa Monica after winning a $1 milllion prize from the Bloomberg Foundation. 

With the publication of Learning Outside The Lines when he was 23 and his recent best seller The Short Bus, Jonathan Mooney has established himself as one of the foremost leaders in LD/ADHD, disabilities, and alternative education.

Jonathan is a graduate of Brown University's class of 2000 and holds an honors degree in English Literature. He is founder and President of Project Eye-To-Eye, a mentoring and advocacy non-profit organization for students with learning differences. Project Eye-To-Eye currently has 20 chapters, in 13 states working with over 3,000 students, parents and educators nation wide.

A winner of the prestigious Truman Scholarship for graduate studies in disability studies and social change, Jonathan Mooney was also a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. Jonathan Mooney's work on behalf of students with disabilities was recognized by the LD Access Foundation in 2003 when he was awarded the Golden Advocacy award.