"...llison Schwartz of Branford grew up thinking there was something wrong with her because she had trouble reading.
She even remembers crying herself to sleep when, in fourth grade, she overheard an expert tell her mother that she would never be any good at math, geography or language.
“It wasn’t until I was 23 that I got the diagnosis of dyslexia,” she said. “Suddenly everything made sense. That’s when I was told, ‘You’re really smart but this is how your brain processes information. This is why certain things are difficult for you.’ It was such a relief to hear someone say what it was, to use the word ‘dyslexia.’”
Now Schwartz joins with three other young people telling their stories of struggle and triumph in a new HBO documentary, “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia,” that will air at 7 p.m. Monday...."