"Blame It On Gutenberg
" is a documentary film currently being developed that will challenge everything you know about dyslexia and reading.
This award, given by Decoding Dyslexia Utah, is in recognition of all that the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation has achieved under Barbara Morelli’s direction in advocating and recognizing students with dyslexia in the state of Utah. Thank you everyone who helped make this possible.
Five years ago, the Morelli family of Park City decided to honor the legacy of their son Joseph, who had dyslexia, but was forging a life for himself before his untimely death. Now the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation has a national impact. The awardees of this year’s scholarships will be announced in August.
More than 6 million young Americans— about 13% of students—have been diagnosed with some sort of learning challenge that makes school more of a struggle for them. Yet many of these students can succeed in college. And luckily, there are a growing number of scholarships to encourage them. Learn about 9 such scholarships as well as resources for finding more.
Joseph Morelli was a young man who was always up for a challenge. An avid outdoorsman, he loved skiing, dirt biking, camping, hiking, and surfing. A musician, Joseph taught himself the guitar. He was good at all of it. In many ways, it seemed there was nothing he couldn’t do. Yet there was a time when dyslexia seemed to be beating him.
The Joseph James Morelli Bicentennial Fellowship at the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia (UVA) is an endowed fellowship to support doctoral students whose scholarship will focus on dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia. This fellowship is created in memory of Joseph James Morelli, who thrived once he received appropriate, effective accommodations, for his dyslexia, during high school and college.
Park City Pulse hosts’ Terry Sidford and Karla Olson immerse themselves in the Park City experience! Watch Barbara Wirostko speak and discuss the Joseph James Morelli Scholarship and the awardees on local TV.