Photo: This is me a few months after my two heart attacks. I am wearing a dyslexia positive designed by myself and on sale at our on line shop.
Contact Steve: steve_mccue at hotmail.com
Like many dyslexics I left school with no qualifications. I basically stopped attending school at 14 because I believed I had no academic potential at all. I earned a living doing manual labour. I even worked as a school caretaker for a while. I became a professional musician for a while.
In 1988 I left music and go back to school full time. I took my basic skills, passed an honours degree, and in 1995 I got my PGCE in Inclusive Education teaching qualification. During this time I discovered I was dyslexic.
In 1995 I began working in colleges as an inclusion specialist teacher. In 2000 I became the manager for dyslexic support at a college in London. While working at the college I developed and managed a number of different projects. My last project is “Breaking the Barriers of Dyslexia.” I also designed new courses for disabled and disaffected students.
Whilst I was employed as a teacher I became hypothyroid and type two diabetic.
In 2007 I moved home to Scotland and founded Dyslexia Pathways, (CIC, Community Interest Company) in 2008 which was the first dyslexia-focussed social enterprise in the world. In October 2008 I won a Scottish Government £12,500 Level 2 Award from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund.
Why social enterprise? I discovered the social model of dyslexia. The social model of dyslexia says that it is society which disables us rather than dyslexia in itself. I basically put the social model of dyslexia and social enterprise together because I felt this offered dyslexics a positive, empowering and inclusive way forward.
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