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“Decoding Dyslexia DC” Kick Off Meeting

When: Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Southeast Neighborhood Library ,403 7th Street Southeast 
RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decoding-dyslexia-dc-kick-off-meeting-tickets-60384476595?fbclid=IwAR1m2ZakMHbw0jWA3K1UWo6YMq4W4eMKBElZBn2q1yO1a-TGIzRJIX2_iyY

Does your child struggle with reading, writing, or spelling? Are you a teacher and want to know more about specific learning disability (dyslexia), other reasons why far too many students have trouble learning to read, and what can be done about it? Join us on Sunday, May 19th at Southeast Library (near Eastern Market) at 2 PM to meet concerned parents of struggling readers and like-minded educators. Learn why so many DC school children read below grade level, what resources are available, and how Decoding Dyslexia DC is advocating for changes in education policy.

The topic of this meeting will be: Understanding Dyslexia and Essential Elements of an Effective Intervention.
Laurie Moloney, Certified Academic Language Therapist and President of the DC Capital Area Branch of the International DyslexiaAssociation, will give a brief talk on the reading crisis and how to solve it.

Decoding Dyslexia DC Flier with Registration Info

About Decoding Dyslexia DC:

Decoding Dyslexia – DC  is a grassroots movement driven by DC families concerned about the limited access to educational interventions for students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties within our schools. We aim to raise awareness and empower families to support their children. We also want to inform policy-makers on best practices for screening, identifying, remediating, and supporting students with dyslexia and reading difficulties in DC.

For more information visit our website: www.DecodingDyslexiaDC.org

All are welcome!

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Ward 6 Special Education Workshop – April 9, 2018

Ward 6 Special Education Workshop Flyer

The Office of the Student Advocate is committed to making the public education more accessible by boosting parent engagement and increasing access to resources and supports for families.

Join us for our Special Education Workshop series in Ward 6 cohosted by DC Councilmember Charles Allen, Joe Weedon, Ward 6 State Board of Education Representative and Capitol Hill Public School Parent Organization.

Whether you feel your student needs special education services or you have questions/concerns about existing services, come learn what supports are available. This session will answer your questions about navigating special education at a public charter or traditional public school and provide additional information about you and your student’s rights. Not only will you be able to gather information and resources, but you will also have the opportunity to connect with special education experts throughout the District regarding your student’s specific needs.

PLEASE RSVP for this session at http://bit.ly/2G4BeJU.

If you need more information, call us at 202-741-4692 or email the Office of the Student Advocate at student.advocate@dc.gov

Please share within your schools and communities – parents, caregivers, educators from ALL Wards are welcome! Download the Ward 6 Special Education Workshop Flyer and distribute.