DECODING DYSLEXIA - NJ
Educational Reform for Dyslexia in NJ Schools

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.

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You’ve heard about the science of reading, but what does that really mean?

If you are not someone who devours books on reading science, this video gives you a good overview and should help you connect reading science with our NJ dyslexia laws, our NJ Dyslexia Handbook and the Federal IDEA law.

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‼️📒 Week #7! NJ Dyslexia Handbook Challenge!!

CHALLENGE — Potential Indicators of Dyslexia
See section:
Universal Screening & Early Dyslexia Identification

Link to the Handbook: bit.ly/2Hd7Ge3

🏅We challenge you to thoroughly read the NJ Dyslexia Handbook this summer and recruit your fellow parents and educators to read it too. The names of those who post comments on each "Challenge Post" will be entered into a contest. Prizes will from our new DD-NJ spirit wear (online store coming soon) and drawn at the end of the summer. Challenge posts will run on Fridays/Weekends! See MoreSee Less

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Decoding Dyslexia members from 46 out of our 57 groups across the U.S. and Canada were able to gather together last week to learn from each other and professionals.

Decoding Dyslexia-NJ is energized to keep working with all of you to continue empowering families, building awareness and sharing with policy makers of the best practices to help our children (and future grandchildren) in our NJ public schools! Join the conversation, join the Movement.

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