Our Goals

Decoding Dyslexia – NJ is a grassroots movement driven by NJ families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within our public schools. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in NJ public schools.

We advocate for:

  • Expanded and improved access to early screening tests for dyslexia
  • Mandatory dyslexia remediation programs, which can be accessed by both general and special education populations
  • Access to appropriate “assistive technologies” in the public school setting for students with dyslexia

Goals we have achieved to date:

  • A universal definition and understanding of “dyslexia” in the state education code (N.J.A.C. 6A:14-1.3)
  • Mandatory teacher training on dyslexia, its warning signs and appropriate intervention strategies (N.J.S. 18A:6-131)
  • Mandatory early screening tests for dyslexia (N.J.S. 18A:40-5.1, et seq.)
  • Spreading awareness and offering families a variety of opportunities to connect, share experiences, and gain insights and resources:
    • A Facebook Page reaching over 8,000 followers
    • Parent/educator workshops and events
    • Community roundtable discussions
    • Parent networking sessions after our monthly business meetings

DD-NJ Advocacy in Action! 

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DD-NJ with Timothy Lynagh, Deputy Chief of Staff & Legislative Director for Rep Christopher Smith (NJ)

 

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DD-NJ with former US Representative Rush Holt (NJ)

 


DD-NJ with Brendan Hennessey, Legislative Assistant for Representative Frank Pallone (NJ)
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