Have you seen this amazing video by the Dyslexia Buddy Network and Embracing Dyslexia? Kristin Paxton is one of our Illinois parents doing amazing things for our kiddo’s with dyslexia! Check out this blog by #saydyslexia for more about the making of this video and the creation of the Dyslexia Buddy Network.
At the Illinois State Board of Educations last meeting, the following amendments were approved to submit to the State Education Code. There’s one more step in the process but hopefully everything will be finalized by the end of the year. Great work advocating for this parents!! Hopefully we can get to work on an early screening and professional development bill sometime soon! -The International Dyslexia Associations definition of dyslexia. along with, -“In accordance with 34 CFR 300.8(b)(10), dyslexia is one
The Dyslexia Buddy Network has been hard at work creating events to inspire and encourage children with dyslexia! This group gives children the opportunity to feel like they’re not alone in their struggles and get some great tips from local speakers at the same time.
Last week the READ Act passed the House and will be moving on too the Senate. We need to start contacting Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk to let them know what the READ Act is and why this is important for our children. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/3033/text (a) In General.—The National Science Foundation shall support multi-directorate, merit-reviewed, and competitively awarded research on the science of dyslexia, including research on the early identification of children and students with dyslexia, professional development for teachers and
The Dyslexia Buddy Network (DBN) invites you to join us for the first of many Champion Chats. Your children with dyslexia will feel inspired and empowered after hearing three young adult speakers including… · Kendall, a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will show her artwork and talk about how creativity and 3D-thinking are her strengths from dyslexia. · Shawn, who is double majoring in special education and elementary education, will share his experience in school