DD-NJ Events

Regular DD-NJ Monthly Meetings 

Business Meeting: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Parent Networking Hour: Temporarily On Hold

Due to continued COVID restrictions, we hosting virtual monthly meetings. Please confirm your attendance by contacting DD-NJ at info@decodingdyslexianj.org and you will be sent the meeting login credentials.

2020-2021 Schedule:

September 30, 2020 March 2020 – TBD
October 28, 2020 April 2020 – TBD
November – No meeting May 2020 – TBD
December 02, 2020 June 2020 – TBD
January 2020 – TBD July – No meeting
February 2020 – TBD August – No meeting




Raise Dyslexia Awareness at your Local Library

Click here to see: Library Dyslexia Awareness Campaign flyer

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, but any time of year is a good time to spread the word about dyslexia. Decoding Dyslexia-NJ asks YOU to help us increase dyslexia awareness through a collaboration with your local library.

Sponsor an information share session, put up a display of your favorite books on dyslexia, have a story-time read aloud of “Thank You Mr. Falker” by Patricia Polacco, or screen the film “Embracing Dyslexia” (a documentary available free online, or on YouTube).

Libraries fill up their calendars and displays in advance, so call yours today and make arrangements for next October or anytime of year!

Here are some examples from past year’s campaigns:

Past Events:

  • October 5, 2016: An Early Intervention Lecture with Dr. Gaab
    Location: The Cambridge School, Pennington, NJ
    Decoding Dyslexia-NJ, in partnership with the Cambridge School, present a special, free event this fall on Early Intervention. Our speaker, Dr. Gaab, is a highly-regarded expert on neuroscience and currently doing extensive research on auditory and language processing in the human brain and its applications for the development of typical and atypical language and literacy skills. Recently, she was featured on the Boston’s Chronicle show. Here’s a link to her segment of that feature story on dyslexia.
  • March 10, 2016: The State of DYslexia in New Jersey
    Location: Ryder University
    In 2013/14, Governor Christie signed 3 dyslexia-related bills into law. So 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 new 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.


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DD-NJ Virtual Library Workshop Oct 25th @ 6:30-7:30pm“How do you talk about YOUR dyslexia?”Join us as we host a panel conversation with a teen, tween, parent and educator as they reflect on their personal experiences of first learning about dyslexia. Listen to how they helped their child, student or themselves to understand what it means to be dyslexic and how to accept that being dyslexic is a part of you, but it doesn’t have to define you. Jump into the conversation with your questions and own experiences.Hosted by: Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library Register:theoceancountylibrary.org/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D155297228 ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, we celebrate our 10th Anniversary! On Oct 18, 2011, a handful of NJ parents decided to form a group so parents could connect with other parents to share experiences and learn from each other. Soon after, we decided on a mission statement and three-part mission action items.Decoding Dyslexia is a grassroots movement driven by families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within our public schools. We aim to: 1. Raise dyslexia awareness2. Empower families to support their children3. Inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in all public schoolsOver these 10 years, many parents, children, legislators, and teachers have spoken up and stepped up at the grassroots, state, and federal levels to make a difference. There are now Decoding Dyslexia groups in all 50 states, D.C., the U.S. Military, 6 Canadian provinces, Bermuda, and Tanzania plus numerous organic dyslexia-related social media support groups that were started by others. 47+ states have passed dyslexia legislation, including 3 laws, 2 joint resolutions, and a Dyslexia Handbook in NJ. While there is still much work to be done, we HAVE moved the needle in a big way compared to where we started 10 years ago. Our national and international grassroots efforts have appeared in documentary films, videos, newspapers, online news sources, podcasts, TV news shows, and even TIME magazine! YOU are a part of the Decoding Dyslexia Movement every time you share an interesting article, a poignant or funny meme or simply sharing your story with someone else. Keep up the good work!Below are some photos we took at our recent anniversary celebration with many of our members and supporters (past and current) since our founding. Here's to the next 10 years together!!#saydyslexia #decodingdyslexia ... See MoreSee Less
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