A Haywards Heath artist has received an outstanding achievement award for his work with the British Dyslexia Association.
Paul Milton was presented with the prize by the association’s president Lord Addington acknowledging his efforts promoting the awareness and understanding of dyslexia.
He has also been recognised for helping secure a substantial grant for the charity last year.
Paul, who has dyslexia and epilepsy, said: “From an early age I was told that I was thick and stupid and wouldn’t achieve anything or be anything and even now I still come across discrimination of my dyslexia and for being different.”
He says this has made even more determined to stand up against discrimination.
He urged anyone in a facing similar challenged to try to do the same.
He added: “Be proud to be different, be proud to be you, and follow your dream’s and ideas and throw caution to the wind and let your thunderous imagination and beautiful mind take you to new horizons and wondrous possibilities and let no one stand in your way.”