“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

- Thomas A. Edison - Inventor, Businessman, Dyslexic
 

 

What You Can Do

WHAT CAN I DO RIGHT NOW?

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

  • Get involved at a local level:
    • Inquire about your school district’s state mandated “Special Education Parent Advisory Group” and join. If they don’t have one yet, start your own. Technical Assistance is available for free through the START Project.
    • Get involved in your local PTA and help plan literacy events and/or fundraisers.
    • Go to school board meetings and consider becoming a school board member.
    • Join a variety of district committees, talk to other parents at local events, and discuss dyslexia with educators. Become a resource for others!
  • Get educated about Dyslexia
    • Take a parent advocacy course through a group such as SPAN to understand your child's rights or to register for CT's Partners in Policymaking HERE.
    • Read literature about dyslexia. Books, such as Overcoming Dyslexia by Dr.
      Sally Shaywitz, have been crucial for many parents in understanding our children’s
      needs.
    • Check out IDA website and literature.
    • Take a parent training course in reading intervention so that you can help your
      child at home.
    • Get second opinions through private testing by a university, learning center, educational consultant, speech pathologist, developmental pediatrician, occupational therapist, physical therapist and/or other specialists.
    • Speak to advocates, educators in private practice, and special education attorneys.
    • Attend seminars, get on mailing lists, and network with others from support groups and LD organizations in your area.
  • Interested in starting a Decoding Dyslexia movement in your State?

 

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