About us

Headstrong Nation Board/Staff Photo - Larry Banks, Chair, Ben Foss Founder, member, Eileen Tait-Acker, Social Media/Communications Manager, Joe Booth, Board member, Jane Cassady board member, Steven O'Brien, board member


Headstrong Nation is a movement dedicated to a radical new approach to dyslexia. We empower adult dyslexics to own their dyslexia, to understand it, and to develop new ways of learning and working based on their individual profiles.


Being dyslexic does not stop at the end of formal education.  It is a workplace issue as well as a factor in families and should be seen as part of the full life of an individual. Generally, we are interested in highlighting the strengths that can come with this profile in addition to the weaknesses and challenges.


An example of the kind of thing we like to do is right here. Watch a video explaining how to have this website read to you.


See more videos like this one here.

Our vision is to create a movement in which people with dyslexia and related profiles do not merely survive. We thrive.


Headstrong Nation (formerly Initiative for Learning Identities) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation and is tax exempt under Sec. 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID 47-0925290).