Organizations across the country are promoting dyslexia awareness. We invite you to check out the many ways to get involved and promote awareness. The perfect place to start? Join the Decoding Dyslexia-MO movement, of course! Scroll down to find more ways to get involved.
Becoming a member is simple. There are no dues or fees and any level of participation is valued. Perhaps you want to volunteer your time and talent. Or you simply want to receive legislative alerts. A key to Decoding Dyslexia’s success across the country has been the willingness of individuals such as yourself to share their story and knowledge with other parents and educators in their day to day life.
Please fill out our contact form (to the right of this post) to sign up as a member and join our email list. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and join our Decoding Dyslexia MO Group page on Facebook. We would love to hear from you! DDMO is a completely free, volunteer organization with no fees for membership.
Start A Conversation About Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
Ever find yourself at a loss for words when trying to explain to others what it really means when you say, “My child has a learning disability”? What do you say to your own parents for whom the concept of dyslexia or learning disabilities might not be familiar? How about coaches? If you have other children without LD or related issues, how do you talk to them?
The National Center For Learning Disabilities (www.ncld.org) developed resources to ensure that every stakeholder knows the important role they can play in helping students develop essential self-advocacy skills and the capacity for self-determination. Here are some of the activities each stakeholder can engage in to make a difference:
Share Your Story
Someone out there needs you. Whether you’re “The One” with dyslexia or you’re “Helping The One” with dyslexia, your voice is powerful. Learning Ally has created a website, www.explore1in5.org, dedicated helping the estimated 60 million people dealing with dyslexia.
If you’re ‘the one’ in 1in5, tell your story at Being the One.
If you’re part of a dyslexic’s support system – Mom, Dad, family, and friends – tell your story at Helping the One.