As a youth, I was an introvert. I was extremely shy and deathly afraid of having to speak in front of an audience of any size. But in 1979, I received a letter from Philadelphia inviting me to give a lecture on my dinosaur discoveries to the American Philosophical Society, the organization founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743.
LD OnLine is sharing the positive side of learning disabilities during the Thanksgiving season. We believe that learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, and other challenges can often present possibilities for personal growth and achievement.
John R. Horner
John "Jack" Horner is living his childhood dream. At the age of eight, not only did Jack live, eat, and breathe dinosaurs, he actually discovered his first dinosaur fossil. Today, Dr. Horner is a world-renowned paleontologist, curator at Montana's Museum of the Rockies, discoverer of the world's largest Tyrannosaurus rex to date and technical advisor to Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park series.
Dr. Donald D. Deshler, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and Dr. Jack Horner Honored
October 5, 2006
(Washington, D.C.) October is Learning Disabilities Month and LDOnLine.org, the world’s leading Web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, has a lot to celebrate. To mark its 10th anniversary, LD OnLine is launching the first annual LD OnLine Inspiration Awards. The awards honor an individual, an organization, and a celebrity who have had a positive impact on the field of learning disabilities. The site has also been completely redesigned.
"LD OnLine has come a long way in 10 years and we feel an enormous sense of responsibility to keep it thriving and serving those in the LD community," said Noel Gunther, executive director of LD OnLine. "Recognizing others who have contributed to the field over the past decade is a great way to celebrate our anniversary, and we are excited about a new beginning for LD OnLine."