Dyslexia, simply put, is trouble with words. Children with dyslexia have trouble with reading and writing that are unexpected in light of their sharp minds, motivation and educational experiences. LEARN MORE.

Zander Maslow , 2012

"It’s amazing what we can do when we come together. Overcoming dyslexia doesn't have to be mission impossible." 

financial aid

The foundation was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 1999 by the family of Mr. Fred J. Wellington. Mr. Wellington and his wife, Bertha, raised six children in a small oil refinery camp in the middle of the Columbian jungle far away from their native Canada.

Mr. Wellington had mild dyslexia, and dyslexia echoed through their family among his 30 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fortunately, the family learned early about the intensive treatment designed by Patricia and Charles Lindamood to address dyslexia and other language challenges. The Wellington family saw the success stories up close.

It was Mr. Wellington's wish that more children could get the treatment they needed for dyslexia, and that the community could have resources to identify and support young children before full-blown struggles ensued. Upon his death in 1999, Mr. Wellington's family created the foundation to honor his memory.

To apply to receive financial assistance from the FJW Foundation for research-based treatment of dyslexia, CLICK HERE.

about dyslexia


In loving memory of little Zander (Alexander Frederick), great-grandson of Mr. Fred J. Wellington. Thank you to the family and friends who continue to donate to the FJW Foundation in his honor.

In Memoriam 

Fred J. Wellington , 1999

our history

The Foundation's mission is  to improve and expand care and services for children with language and learning disabilities.