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Happy Dyslexia
Awareness Month!

Make plans to celebrate our 1in5 this October! #SayDyslexia

Attend one or more of the variety of dyslexia awareness events and celebrations recognizing dyslexia during the month of October!

Alabama Recognizes Dyslexia!

Click here to download the Dyslexia Resource Guide!

Our much anticipated Dyslexia Resource Guide is finally available! The Alabama State Department of Education has the new guide ready to access on their website. This document contains information about the close link between dyslexia and Response to Instruction (RtI) as well as information about awareness, screening, classroom strategies, accommodations, assistive technology, policy, and other resources. Great information for parents, teachers, and administrators. Share now!

Events in October

October 2, 2015
Proclamations do make a difference. Ask your cities to #SayDyslexia! Start contacting and bringing dyslexia awareness to your city by contacting your major and council members. Take pictures at the meetings when the proclamations are presented and email pictures to or share on our Facebook page so we may show how the State of Alabama is supporting the 1in5 in your local communities for Dyslexia Awareness Month!  Download a copy of the proclamation now!

October 8, 2015
Alabama State Board of Education Meeting
10:00 am Gordon Parsons Building, Auditorium on the 1st Floor
3345 Gordon Persons Building, Montgomery, AL 36130Board members will vote on the final changes regarding support and services for students with dyslexia in the Alabama Administrative Code. Come out and show your support and express your appreciation to your board member. We want to fill the auditorium! Download here to view “Working document-AAC 290-3-1-02(8)” and scroll to pages 78, 78.01 and 78.02 to view the permanent rule changes that will be presented on 10/8/2015.

October 14, 2015
World Dyslexia Day in Montgomery
Join us at the park across from the RSA tower in Montgomery 5:45 – 8:45 pm. This wonderful family celebration for our 1in5 is sponsored by Roundtable Solutions. This event will KICKOFF World Dyslexia Day with their annual tower lighting and block party at the RSA Park in Montgomery, AL and RSA Properties around the state! Don’t forget to wear your red! 

October 15, 2015
Celebrate the 1in5 and World Dyslexia Day
October 15 is the online event sponsored by Roundtable Solutions! Share pictures of proclamations from your community or share a picture of your child highlighting their strengths or share other ways you may be celebrating dyslexia awareness month in neighborhoods, schools and cities. Don’t forget to wear your red!

October 16, 2015
Dyslexia 101: What does it looks like and how can I help?
Speaker: Nancy Coffman, CALT-QI
Hosted by: Mobile Bay Group of ALIDA – Alabama International Dyslexia Association
Join us for a professional development workshop for educators on Friday, October 16th from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center in Blakely Hall (945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL) Thanks to the generosity of our donors, this event is free of charge. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible. Please share with educators who might be interested!

October 22, 2015
The Literacy Council Event
Final Installment of “Journey into Dyslexia”The final installment from 3:00-5:30 pm will include a resource fair for parents, educators, and professionals. For more information, please contact Steve Hannum, Director of Literacy Initiatives at
(205) 326-1925

October 31, 2015
©Artistic Expressions of Dyslexia – Alabama International Dyslexia Association The Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is calling for paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculpture that portray your expression of dyslexia and how it affects your life through the strengths and the challenges that exist from Alabama children, teens and adults. The contest is to raise awareness of dyslexia and its strength-related and challenge-related impacts, in coordination with Dyslexia Awareness Month, October. Deadline is October 31st so enter today!

“Dyslexic kids are creative, ‘outside-the-box’ thinkers. They have to be, because they don’t see or solve problems the same way other kids do. In school, unfortunately, they are sometimes written off as lazy, unmotivated, rude or even stupid. They aren’t. Making Percy dyslexic was my way of honoring the potential of all the kids I’ve known who have those conditions. It’s not a bad thing to be different. Sometimes, it’s the mark of being very, very talented.”
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