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.

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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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>> For Parents of HS & College Students <<

Jan 9th at 12:00pm ... Elizabeth Hamblet is hosting a one-time-only FREE presentation of her most-popular talk on preparing students with disabilities for successful college transition.

The free talk will be available via her FB group for parents. It will only be viewable in her group (make sure you answer the group joining questions to be admitted to the group).

This event will not be recorded for later viewing.
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Check out the recording of Neuropsychological or Language/Literacy Assessment: Which One is Right for my Child? webinar, which is available for on-demand viewing. You will compare common neuropsychological vs. language/literacy assessment batteries, discuss assessment components relevant to intervention and why remediation goals should be a vital part of every assessment, and more. Presenter is Tatyana Elleseff, MA, CCC-SLP, of Smart Speech Therapy LLC.
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Happening in one hour -- details below!Join The Reading League's Coffee and Tea with the NRP on Saturday, December 19th 9-10 AM as we conclude the paired study between the National Reading Panel and The Reading League's September/October Journal: Report of the National Reading Panel: 20 Years Later

The Reading League Pennsylvania will facilitate the discussion on Teacher Education.

Joining us will be an esteemed panel of representatives from higher education colleges/universities.

Zoom details here:
Meeting ID: 849 3058 3317
Passcode: 111558
Link: us02web.zoom.us/j/84930583317?pwd=K3NNUHZ1c2ZIbTRrcC95c3gyZDNzdz09&fbclid=IwAR1ovy8JpXQA2Mw2VJaWj...
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