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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

‘Connecticut Families Join Together to Help Students Struggling With Dyslexia’


Decoding Dyslexia - CT, or DDCT, is a “grassroots movement dedicated to building awareness about dyslexia and promoting public policy changes to ensure proper identification, educational interventions and support are made available to affected students in Connecticut schools,” according to a release.
“Originally started by families in New Jersey, Decoding Dyslexia now has chapters in 19 states. Decoding Dyslexia-CT is a part of this remarkable wave of parent-driven advocacy,” the release said.
“The group’s efforts are sparking awareness nationwide for the need to identify dyslexia as early as possible, provide teacher training and implementation of evidence-based remediation programs for students with dyslexia in our public schools.”
Allison Quirion, founding Member of Decoding Dyslexia – CT said, also in the release, “We are building a network of families in Connecticut to show the public and policy makers how many children are affected by dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. The group is rapidly adding members and gaining support from professionals within the State. Plans are underway to connect with other dyslexia groups and centers in Connecticut to join forces and become one large voice throughout the State. It will take a public outcry from families and the community to get dyslexia legislation passed.”
For more information about Decoding Dyslexia-CT, visit www.DecodingDyslexiaCT.org find them on Face Book (type in “Decoding Dyslexia-CT” in the search box), or email: DDConnecticut@yahoo.com.

 Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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