Mads Johan Øgaard is an award-winning artist, filmmaker and public speaker. He is known for his animated short films about being a neurodivergent child: the multi-award-winning “I AM DYSLEXIC” (based on his own school experiences) and “WITH THE UNIVERSE IN MY SUITCASE” (based on the experiences of people with ADHD who worked on the film with him).
During this episode, you will hear Mads talk about:
Receiving his dyslexia and dyscalculia diagnoses as a child How drawing helped him focus and learn in school, where he had to advocate for his own learning needs What led him to create his film “I AM DYSLEXIC” while at university, and the international impact it has had since he released it Why he was asked to make a film about ADHD
Watch Mads’ films: “I AM DYSLEXIC” and “WITH THE UNIVERSE IN MY SUITCASE” (about ADHD)
Get Mads’ book: “Hacking the Code: The Ziggety Zaggety Road of a Dyslexic Kid”
Find Mads through his website www.madsjohanogaard.com and follow him on Instagram and TikTok.
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