The final report of the NJ Reading Disabilities Task Force has finally been made available to the public. Click below to read the cover letter of the report as well as the report itself.
Dyslexia Bills introduced into NJ Assembly on 12/10/12!!
On Dec. 10, 2012, NJ Assemblyman Nelson Albano and NJ Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced 5 bills and 1 resolution into the NJ Assembly. We are waiting for the Assembly Education Committee Chair, Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., to post the bills to the education committee for a vote by the committee. If the committee votes to approve the bills, then the bills will go to the floor of the Assembly and will need to be voted on and passed by the General Assembly.
The same process will need to take place in the NJ Senate. If the bills are passed in both houses of the state, then they will be moved onto the governor for his signature. If the governor signs the bills they become law and then off to the NJ Dept. of Education to turn the laws into action through required regulations, which the individual school districts will have to follow. Please note this process can take a while and not all the bills might make it through, but we need all NJ parents to help us spread the word and meet with their local legislators and ask them to support the bills.
Here are copies of the Assembly bills for you to review: NJ Assembly Dyslexia Bills 2012
Evening Meetings now added to monthly calendar!
NEW!! Decoding Dyslexia-NJ is now holding parent meetings in the evenings in addition to our business meetings during the day. For those parents unable to attend our daytime meeting, our monthly evening meetings will run on the 4th Wednesday night of the month. Meetings will be held at the Learning Ally Princeton office (20 Roszel Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540) from 7:00pm-9:00pm. We will recap the daytime meeting minutes, discuss DD-NJ’s “call to action” for parents and open discussions to share stories of our personal struggles. All are welcome!
NOTE: Our December evening meeting is now CANCELED due to personal schedule conflicts. Sorry for any inconvenience.