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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ATTN NJ Educators: The NJDOE is offering a 3-part Virtual Community of Practice for district leadership teams & educators serving students in K-3 to learn more about establishing and implementing a multi-tiered system of support designed to provide research-based early literacy instruction and intervention. Deadline to register your district team is March 1st.New Jersey Tiered System of Supports for Early Reading: Data-Based Decision Making to Improve Early Reading InstructionTopic 1: Building Foundational Knowledge and Establishing an Infrastructure to Support NJTSS-ER IntegrationSession Date: March 6, 2024 (12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.) (60 minutes learning, 30 minutes application)Training Objective: Improve implementation knowledge and self-efficacy for leadership team members, coaches, and instructional staff. Resource inventory.Topic 2: Universal ScreeningSession Date: April 24, 2024 (12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) (60 minutes learning, 30 minutes application)Training Objective: Assist in building a multi-tiered, data-driven decision-making system that increases early reading proficiency for all students in grades kindergarten through third grade, including those with or at risk for reading disabilities. Topic 3: Analyzing Universal Screening Data and the Connection to Core InstructionSession Date: September 18, 2024 (12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) (60 minutes learning, 30 minutes application)Training Objective: Increase fidelity of school/district implementation of NJTSS-ER to support all students through sustainable practices and processes by using screening data to drive adjustments to core instruction.Learn More: www.nj.gov/education/broadcasts/2024/feb/7/NewJerseyTieredSystemofSupportsforEarlyReadingData-Bas... ... See MoreSee Less
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UPDATE: Watch The Right to Read Film TODAY ONLY!Visit Right to Read website to access the film on Feb 1st until 11:59PM PST (that’s 2:59am NJ time):therighttoreadfilm.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fdcc8a6ac246f6e7a187177&id=6cdbfca1bd&e=0...In celebration of Black History Month, watch The Right to Read for a one-day free virtual screening, hosted by filmmakers. ... See MoreSee Less
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Upcoming Event in Atlantic Highlands! Dyslexia: What Every Educator & Parent Needs to KnowDate: Monday, January 29thTime: 6-8 PM (with an additional 15 minutes for questions)Location: SModcastle Cinemas, 82 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716RSVP the # of Adults & Kids to jplaia@ahes.k12.nj.us ... See MoreSee Less
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"FACT: Each time an IEP Team develops, reviews, or revises a child’s IEP, the IEP Team must consider whether the child requires AT devices and services." Check out new resources (guidance doc and Dear Colleague letter) from USEd Office of Educational Technology & Office of Special Education Programs "in support of children with disabilities who need assistive technology (AT) devices and services for meaningful access and engagement in education."New Jersey Department of Education @Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey Inc. SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, Inc. ... See MoreSee Less
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Volunteers Needed ... We are looking for motivated volunteers who live in THESE New Jersey Counties: Burlington, Ocean, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Salem, Cumberland, and Cape May to help with a possible DD-NJ event this year. If interested, email: Liz@decodingdyslexiaNJ.org ... See MoreSee Less
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