I was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at age 8. And guess what? It was actually one of the best things that ever happened to me!
I learned how to succeed because of my LD—not in spite of it. Over time and with the help of my parents, teachers, and others, I realized that there was nothing wrong with me. I’m just as smart as anyone else, but I learn in nontraditional ways. This opened up the world for me: I discovered how to self-advocate, asking for the extra help and accommodations I need. And I learned to take pride in myself. How I think is just another part of me, like having brown hair and green eyes.
Wherever you are in your journey, never give up hope. I’m dedicated to empowering people with LD / ADHD, and I’ve never been more encouraged. People with LD / ADHD are a force in business, entertainment, sports, government, and more. Role models now proudly announce they have LD / ADHD. And organizations like Eye to Eye—the national mentoring movement for different thinkers—are showing that anything is possible with LD / ADHD when you have the right support.
Marc Hoffman is an education entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and national advocate in the LD/ADHD community. Through his talks, seminars, workshops, and one-on-one engagements, he shares his vision of success for anyone with LD/ADHD.
He is the founder of the Hoffman Educational Group, an organization that offers customized educational advocacy and consulting services for students and their families. In addition, as the founder and President of Strong Start Early Care & Education, Marc is forging new pathways into establishing quality inquiry-based education for young children - something he passionately believes will help prepare them for success in school and life. With schools located in Trumbull, CT and Shelton, CT, Strong Start provides high-quality early childhood education to over 400 kids.
Marc’s passion for educating others is personal. Diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at age 8, he provides unique and deeply personal insights into the most effective ways to help all learners reach their potential. He served on the Eye to Eye board, the national non-profit mentoring movement that matches school-aged students with LD/ADHD with other LD/ADHD high school and college students for over ten years.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Williams College and a Master of Child Clinical Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University.