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Dyslexia Support Center: Changing One Life At A Time
Decoding Dyslexia of Alabama
For ALL: Parents, students of all ages, teachers, advocates, and state/local representatives
When: Monday Evening, August 12, 2013 @ 6:30 P.M.
Where: Alabaster First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 903 3rd Ave NW, Alabaster, AL 35007
What: We will be sharing about Decoding Dyslexia of AL, a grassroots parents movement. DD of AL goal is to bring awareness about dyslexia to our state and schools.
A parent and teacher will be sharing about her experience with a program called Lexia. We will also be talking about a showing of an upcoming movie called “The Big Picture.”
You don’t want to miss it. Please join us!
Please join us for Info and Ice Cream: A Mid Summer Celebration
Our hope is to get more families, teachers and advocates to join DDALA and share their stories. Our 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 our public schools. Any parent of a dyslexic child (or a child that someone may suspect having learning differences) or a parent who wants to work to improve school-based dyslexia services in our state is encouraged to join. We need parents not to simply join for the resources and support but need them to become an integral part of the movement by volunteering to help with this important endeavor.
Presented by Dyslexia Support Center and Decoding Dyslexia-ALA
All Persons are Welcome! Students, Parents, and Educators!
Monday Evening, July 22nd @ 6:30 P.M.
Alabaster First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
903 3rd Ave NW, Alabaster, AL 35007
An informational meeting for raising awareness and understanding of dyslexia, followed by an Ice Cream Social (ice cream truck will provide our treat, please bring funds to purchase).
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Our group is made up of parents of children who are dyslexic. We are not experts, nor are we a business or educational organization. We can only offer other parents the benefit of our collective experiences. We encourage parents to meet with their local policy-makers to tell the story of their child, and ask for policies and/or legislation to identify and support dyslexic children in our public schools.
We are advocating for Alabama to implement:
• A universal definition and understanding of “dyslexia” in the state education code
• Mandatory teacher training on dyslexia, its warning signs and appropriate intervention strategies
• Mandatory 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