Pending Dyslexia Legislation in Massachusetts

by Nancy Duggan, MA. S.C. Decoding Dyslexia Massachusetts (DD-MA) began a campaign in 2012 to raise dyslexia awareness across the state through collaboration with parents, educators, and neuroscience researchers. The effort has made steady progress in building dyslexia awareness in the parent, educator, and policy-maker communities. Initiating Legislative Action One of DD-MA’s goals goals has been…

The Voices of Students Like Me

By Natalie Tamburello When you think about social movements that you learned about growing up, what do you remember? What do you see in your mind’s eye? For a moment, reflect on your experience when you learned about the civil rights movement. Were you sitting at your desk in a darkened history classroom, watching Dr. King…

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD FOR KIDS WITH DYSLEXIA

Submitted by: Senator Barbara L’Italien, State Senator for Andover, Dracut, Lawrence, & Tewksbury Children with dyslexia often go without the essential support they need in order to succeed in our traditional public schools. Although research shows that when students with dyslexia get the method of instruction early in their educational careers they frequently become very successful students,…

MAKING TIME TO CREATE CHANGE

MAKING TIME TO CREATE CHANGE – DECODING DYSLEXIA MA Submitted by: Nicole Mitsakis, Landmark Parent and DD-MA Co-Founder & Director of Operations  “You have to do the right thing… You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”             …