October 2016 marks our 5th Anniversary. Celebrate with us and enjoy this video of our amazing journey.
Our beginnings … In Oct. 2011, 8 parents went on a train to NYC to attend a NCLD luncheon. On that train ride, we shared our stories, our struggles, our heart breaks and our frustrations and anger about trying to help our dyslexic children and getting nowhere within our public schools. No one was from the same NJ town, but we all had similar stories. We were virtually strangers to each other. By the end of the day, we declared that someone should do something to help other parents like us and to fix the system. We decided that collectively, maybe we could be that someone.
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.
See why we do what we do … watch our New Jersey Faces of Dyslexia Video!
We have created a Facebook Page, Parent/Educator Workshops, Dyslexia Awareness County Roundtable events, and a Parent Networking Session after our monthly business meeting to give parents a variety of ways to connect with one another and share experiences, ideas, and resources.
Spreading Awareness: Looking to create a buzz about dyslexia in your community? Download this Guerrilla Guide and get inspired to spread dyslexia awareness far and wide! Download your guide now! DD_GuerrillaGuide_Dyslexia Awareness
Since our inception, parents from other states have contacted us about starting a Decoding Dyslexia group in their state. We are happy to announce the Decoding Dyslexia family has expanded to all 50 U.S. states and internationally too. Each state group has a FaceBook page and many are adding websites quickly. Search FaceBook or the internet for a Decoding Dyslexia group in the following states or Click on this link to our National Decoding Dyslexia website, which will take you to any of the state groups’ Facebook pages/Website: http://www.decodingdyslexia.net/dd-states.html
To contact the Decoding Dyslexia group in your state or province, click here to find emails, website etc.: Decoding Dyslexia Group Contact List 2017
Canada .. British Columbia
Download our “How To” guide to start your own grassroots movement in your state: How-to Guide to Start Grassroots Movement for Dyslexia
Email us if you would like to incorporate, “Decoding Dyslexia” in the name of your group in your state: INFO@DecodingDyslexiaNJ.org
CLICK HERE to learn what you can do right now to support NJ students with dyslexia! We need your help… parents will be the ones to initiate change in NJ!