Fans of Walking Dead and The Boys actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan know he struggles with dyslexia. He has often been vocal on social and other media outlets regarding the struggles it causes him. Now he is partnering with NoticeAbility to help dyslexic students find their full potential.
NoticeAbility is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 that assists students with dyslexia to discover their strengths while building their self-esteem.
"We incorporate the neuroscience of dyslexia, the best practices of special education, and the power of EdTech to construct enrichment curricula and teacher training programs for global distribution."
The organization helps students worldwide by collaborating with domestic and international partners to further their mission. Partnering with public and private schools, homeschoolers, private tutors, non-profit youth organizations, and remote learning allows the reach of NoticeAbility to train teachers in 31 states and 33 countries.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – dyslexia
Morgan has often posted on social media during times when dyslexia has caused him issues. He spoke explicitly about memorizing Negan’s monologues during an episode of Talking Dead. He stated sometimes it is easier than others, but since Negan loves to be the center of attention, the monologues can be pretty lengthy and often difficult to memorize unless he has sufficient time to rehearse.
"Look, the world of TV is hard, the show in particular is rough. We shoot a movie every week and so when someone gives you an eight-page monologue that we’re gonna do in two days, a month…you know, all out war! It’s no joke. But there is something about Negan’s monologues. Sometimes they’re easier for me to learn. I’m humongously dyslexic and so I need as much time as possible, but that being said, once I kinda get into the ‘groove’ as kind of what I call it and we’re on set, if I don’t know it by the time we’re on set we’re all in trouble so hopefully, hopefully I know it by then and then I can start playing with it."
One way fans can support NoticeAbility is by purchasing the 2024 calendar in which Morgan is featured. Actor Johnathan Schaech and celebrity photographer Aaron Farrier (both of whom have dyslexia) created the calendar to raise funds for the foundation’s missions. Schaech thanked Morgan and others who are helping the cause via social media. Other confirmed celebrities for the 2024 calendar are Whoopi Goldberg and David Arquette.