Michael Douglas shares rare news about his ‘special needs’ son and his incurable disease


The famous actor revealed in 2010 that his then 10-year-old son, Dylan has struggled with dyslexia. Douglas and wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, had to move to New York so that Dylan could attend a special school.

In 2016 the boy seemed to be doing well as his father shared a video of him making a speech at his school. It seems dyslexia runs in Douglas’ family.

Michael Douglas, 73, shared a major triumph with his fans in 2016 as he showed video of his special needs son, Dylan, giving a speech. His son gave the speech at a school fundraising event in New York with him and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, 48, in attendance.

Dylan Douglas, who was 15 at the time, is the eldest child from the marriage between Michael and Zeta-Jones. He struggles with dyslexia which is a difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols.

Dylan attends the specialized Windward School in New York. On a Monday in April 2016,

Dylan took to the stage as his father took a video of him to put on his Facebook page.

«So proud of Dylan! Speaking at a Windward School fundraiser.»

Michael Douglas, Now To Love, April 12, 2016

Dylan attends a premier school for students with dyslexia and language-based learning difficulties. Michael revealed that he and his wife and daughter Carys, had relocated from Bermuda back to the US so Dylan could get the education he needed.

“My son deals with dyslexia to a degree,» Michael said of his then-ten-year-old to The Guardian in 2010. «It runs in the family and my brother has it. He goes to a special school.»

The moment must have been special to Michael as he rarely shares his private life on social media. On the same day of the speech, the actor shared some pictures of him and his son attending an event together.

The event was the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction and Michael shared that they managed to see Chicago, Cheap Trick, NWA, and Steve Miller perform.


According to Daily Mail, in 2010, Michael had revealed that their move to New York was because one of their children has some special needs. He had said that it was recommended that the child go to a special school in the New York area.

At the time, the actor hadn’t mentioned what the exact nature of the ‘special needs’ was.