Almost three years ago, eight New Jersey parents took a train ride into New York City for a luncheon at the National Center of Learning Disabilities. That simple train ride would forever change their lives. These parents were tired of their kids struggling with dyslexia in the public school systems. As they share their stories with each other they realized the problem was throughout the state and asked why no one was doing anything to help them. They realized they could be the ones to do that for other parents dealing with the same issues. The outcome was a grassroots movement called Decoding Dyslexia. The movement has grown to 46 other states with over 7,000 members nationwide as well the first international chapter in British Columbia. Their mission is to help parents, build public awareness, and to make legislative change.
Decoding Dyslexia-NJ has made a huge impact in the world of dyslexia. They have been been featured with Yale’s Center Dyslexia and Center, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia movie, Learning Ally, and 1in5 Initiative. They have been one of the major forces behind several bills being passed in NJ. They have become a resource to many in NJ and throughout the United States. They are also one of Spotlight On Dyslexia’s sponsors.
To find out if you have a Decoding Dyslexia in your state or how to start a Decoding Dyslexia in your state, visit Decoding Dyslexia-NJ’s website here.