About DD-NJ

Our group is comprised of parents of children who are dyslexic. We are not experts, nor are we a formal business or a traditional educational organization. We are truly grassroots! We offer other stakeholders the benefit of our collective experiences. We encourage parents and children to meet with their local, state, and national policy-makers to share their stories, report on unmet needs, and make suggestions for improved policy and/or legislative initiatives for identifying and supporting dyslexic children in our public schools.


October 2020 will mark our 9th Anniversary!

Our beginnings… In October 2011, 8 parents took a train ride to New York City to attend a National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) luncheon. On that trip, 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, similar journeys. We were virtually strangers to each other. By the end of the day, we declared that someone should do something to fix the system and to help other parents like us. We decided that collectively, maybe we could be that “someone”.

The news article that started it all: Trenton Times 2/27/2012
Princeton Group Says It’s Hard to Get Children’s Dyslexia Treated or Even Recognized

Decoding Dyslexia on the National and International Stage!

Since our inception, parents from across the nation and beyond have been inspired, empowered, and engaged. Today, we are happy to boast that the Decoding Dyslexia movement has expanded to all 50 U.S. states and internationally too!

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There’s still time to register for Tonight’s Decoding Dyslexia-NJ big event! We’ve got lots to talk about… particularly about some the interesting data we collected from our parents & teachers survey. Registration open until 6:00pm today!Program begins at 7:00pmwww.eventbrite.com/e/the-state-of-dyslexia-10-years-later-tickets-570239861777 ... See MoreSee Less
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The State of Dyslexia – 10 Years Later ... Free NJ In-Person EventMarch 23, 20236:00pm - 9:30pm Crowne Plaza Conference Center870 Scudders Mill RoadPlainsboro NJ 08536In 2013 and 2014, the New Jersey Governor signed 3 dyslexia-related bills into laws.So NJ, where are we now? How have these new laws impacted our schools, our teachers and our children? Come spend an evening with Decoding Dyslexia–NJ and distinguished guests to discuss how the NJ dyslexia laws have played out in the real world setting. Learn about the changes to educational environments and the shifts in attitudes and thought processes taking place in many districts across the state. If things seem slow to move in your community, join us and hear from other parents & educators about how to take steps towards improved outcomes in your school. Detailed examples of implementation and resources will be presented.This will be a FREE in-person eventREGISTRATION REQUIRED via EVENTBRITE www.eventbrite.com/e/the-state-of-dyslexia-10-years-later-tickets-5702398617772.5 credits Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be provided by Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey (LDANJ) ... See MoreSee Less
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EP LeVar Burton, of the The Right to Read Film said: "We failed them, in America, we have failed them by not giving them evidence-based instruction," on CBS Mornings discussing the new documentary "The Right to Read" with director Jenny Mackenzie. #readacrossamerica #nationalreadingmonth #saydyslexia #untilallcanread The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Fountas & Pinnell Literacy New Jersey Department of Education www.cbsnews.com/video/levar-burton-and-jenny-mackenzie-discuss-new-documentary-the-right-to-read/..."The Right To Read" executive producer LeVar Burton and director Jenny Mackenzie join "CBS Mornings" to discuss their new documentary about the literacy crisis in the U.S. and how there is a disconnect between the science and how kids are taught to read in schools. ... See MoreSee Less
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A new must-see film! “Everyone deserves to right to read. Literacy is for all.” Kareem Weaver“We have a lot of people struggling to read. Why aren’t we screaming and yelling about this?” Emily Hanford Beginning March 2, 12:00AM PT—National Read Across America Day— audiences can access the film on a virtual screening platform through March 9, 11:59PM PT.Sign up here for the virtual access: therighttoreadfilm.org/watch-the-filmOnce you've signed up, you will receive a viewing link by e-mail. Access ends March 9th.Trailer: youtu.be/ptUYVHDeHOw ... See MoreSee Less
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