Decoding Dyslexia – AL is a grassroots movement driven by AL families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within our public schools. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in AL public schools.
We advocate for:
- Expanded and improved access to early screening tests for dyslexia
- Mandatory dyslexia remediation programs, which can be accessed by both general and special education populations
- Access to appropriate “assistive technologies” in the public school setting for students with dyslexia
Goals we have achieved to date:
- The Dyslexia Amendments (2015-10-08-aac-amendments) to the Alabama Administrative Code were unanimously adopted by the Alabama State Board of Education on October 8, 2015.
- The Dyslexia Amendments established a Dyslexia Advisory Council appointed by the Alabama State Board of Education and required the creation of a Dyslexia Resource Guide.
- Spreading awareness and offering families a variety of opportunities to connect, share experiences, and gain insights and resources:
- A Facebook Page reaching almost 3,500 followers
- Parent/educator workshops and events
- Community Facebook Group reaching more than 1,600 followers