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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Decoding Dyslexia - NJ
NJ Parents… we are working on a project/event for next year and need your input.Has your school district trained teachers in OG based structured literacy and then uses that training effectively? Is your district properly using OG based structured literacy programs in Gen Ed and/or Reading Intervention? Are children who struggle to read making meaningful progress in your district?We know there are unfortunately plenty NJ districts which are not helping kids with dyslexia, so we will ask about those districts later.However, there ARE some districts doing it right. We want to learn about those. Please tell us the name of your NJ district which is doing things right. Leave us a comment on this post or DM us in FB messenger.Anyone from Tinton Falls (Monmouth county) , Swedesboro (Gloucester county) and Harrison Township (Gloucester county)? We especially want to hear from you. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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