What You Can Do

Support NJ Students with Dyslexia

ACTION ALERT for NJ Families: go to our NJ Legislation page for pressing action alerts where you can participate and make a difference. Only takes a few minutes to make a phone call or send an email. Click here for our latest action alert today!

Find your local legislators at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp

WHAT CAN I DO RIGHT THIS MINUTE?

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

  • Join the NJ Branch of The International Dyslexia Association.
  • Get involved at a local level:
    • Inquire about your school district’s state mandated “Special Education Parent Advisory Group” and join. If they don’t have one yet, start your own. Technical Assistance is available for free through the START Project.
    • Get involved in your local PTA and help plan literacy events and/or fundraisers.
    • Go to school board meetings and consider becoming a school board member.
    • Join a variety of district committees, talk to other parents at local events, and discuss dyslexia with educators. Become a resource for others!
  • Get educated about Dyslexia
    • Read literature about dyslexia. Books, such as Overcoming Dyslexia by Dr.
      Sally Shaywitz, have been crucial for many parents in understanding our children’s
      needs. Check out our Resource webpage for more good books and websites.
    • Check out IDA and NJ IDA websites and literature.
    • Take a parent training course in reading intervention so that you can help your
      child at home.
    • Familiarize yourself with the NJ Administrative Code on Special Education.
    • Take a parent advocacy course through a group such as SPAN to understand your child’s rights.
    • Get second opinions through private testing by a university, learning center, educational consultant, speech pathologist, developmental pediatrician, occupational therapist, physical therapist and/or other specialists.
    • Speak to advocates, educators in private practice, and special education attorneys.
    • Attend seminars, get on mailing lists, and network with others from support groups and LD organizations in your area.
DD-NJ members traveled to D.C. on 6/19/12 to meet with NJ Congressmen to talk about Dyslexia and get them sign the Bipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
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