Support NJ Students with Dyslexia

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

WHAT CAN I DO RIGHT THIS MINUTE?

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

  • Join the NJ Branch of The International Dyslexia Association.
  • Get involved at your 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 Statewide Parent Advocacy Network’s 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 Resources page 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.
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Welcome to Dyslexia Awareness Month! To kick off this month, we present this year’s New Jersey Joint Legislative Resolution which officially observes October as Dyslexia Awareness Month. DDNJ would also like to make special mention that this awareness resolution bill was first sponsored in 2017 by Asm Ron Dancer, who sadly passed this summer. Asm Dancer had been a huge sponsor and supporter of NJ dyslexia legislation and of DDNJ’s advocacy efforts since we began. He will be greatly missed. ... See MoreSee Less
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Attention Parents: There is a free, in person parent workshop on Thursday, October 6, at 6:30pm in Highland Park, NJ (near New Brunswick, NJ). Experts in the field, Norma Francullo and Susan Miller, talk about how to best advocate for your children! Event is hosted by Raising Hands Tutoring and Tickets can be reserved at www.eventbrite.com/e/advocating-for-your-child-with-dyslexia-in-new-jersey-tickets-395043725417 ... See MoreSee Less
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NJ FAMILIES - Check out this opportunity to provide feedback on a new advocacy resource! A stipend will be provided.Wunder is a free community app for families raising kids with learning differences to get support from each other, experts, and credible resources. You can join groups focused on specific interests, get advice from professional experts, and access a library of both bite-sized and long-form content! The idea is for families to feel supported in a safe, inclusive space committed to helping them thrive. Learn more at www.understood.org/wunderUnderstood values the perspective Decoding Dyslexia brings to the field, and is seeking insight into how well the app can support real families of all types. We are inviting Decoding Dyslexia families to try out the app for 3-weeks and complete a feedback survey (a written response or a conversation is also welcome). Up to 100 Decoding Dyslexia advocates can receive a $50 gift card stipend for your valuable time and feedback. We hope that this provides an opportunity for you to help us shape this resource for other families! If you’d like to participate, please provide your name, email address, and state in this signup form by September 9th: forms.gle/2oo8HsnDCdVKNXc18You’ll receive an invitation to a virtual introduction to Wunder as an orientation (on Monday, September 12th at 7:30 pm ET), and you’ll receive a survey after your 3-week trial (on September 30th). Thanks for considering!Charles Doolittle | Director, Strategic Partnerships ... See MoreSee Less
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