By
Ben Glenn & Marissa Nasiatka

Our Interview with Ben Glenn

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Headshot Image of Ben Glenn. He is smiling at the camera and wearing black rectangular reading glasses. He has a scruffy beard/mustache combo and short brown hair (his hairline is receding). He is wearing a purple shirt. The image is just his head and top of his neck . The background is white.

Ben Glenn is an author of seven books, an artist, an ADHD specialist, and a Lego fanatic. He is also known as The Chalkguy and president of Chalkguy Media International. Ben was diagnosed with dyslexia and other learning disabilities while in grade school. As an adult he also learned that he had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and suddenly everything about his life made perfect sense. Dropping out of college to pursue a love of art and speaking, Ben has been on the road, full-time since 1995. He has traveled to every part of the United States as well as to more remote places like China and Australia, to educate himself and others about ADHD.

 Years of living with and studying ADHD has brought Ben to the firm conclusion that ADHD impairs a person's life the most when that person is trapped in an ADHD-unfriendly environment or does not possess the information they need in order to deal with their symptoms in the right way. Ben's special mission is to share the realities of ADHD through his speaking, writing, and art with as many people as possible. His live art demonstrations, as The Chalkguy, are dynamic and not-to-be-missed. They astonish audiences, sweeping them up in an exciting and memorable experience.  

Interviewed by our Different & Able President and Founder, Alexandra Nicklas, Ben talks about his family, his heartfelt experiences living with ADHD,  how he overcame adversity, and his passion for art. Ben, who is quite humorous, also discusses The Chalkguy Experience! and how he is dedicated to share his positive message of hope with groups all over the world. Ben continues to inspire and educate through art and storytelling. He has proved that ADHD has been his perfect companion throughout his life, as a performer, creator, and educator.

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