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Date Posted: 08:37:25 10/30/09 Fri
Hello, first of all I think you are a VERY good friend for helping out. You might want to have your friend go to the Local JR College in your town for learning disability (dyslexia) evacuation and assessment. I am in Californian and in this state there is no charge for the assessment you just have to be a student (part time student is ok, there are classes that are only .5 unites).
I have been diagnosed with a LD since grade school. It is a “daily battle” to live with and I would not wish this on any one, but it is what it is and if you want to prosper it is important to know what accommodation there are and to use them, such as a spell check on a computer, and other software.
By law, an employee MUST provide “reasonable accommodation” if they like it or not. I have had supervisors that did not want to be “burden” by assisting me, so I can understand the frustration that it sounds like he/she is dealing with. There are some people in “management” that are uneducated about LD’s and that do not care about it. He might also want to look at an attorney, if his employer is not willing at provide him with these accommodation. All in all, he/she has to fight for what is right and have to know what he/she is entitled to and not let anyone tell me/her they cannot be successful!
Best of luck to you.