The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity seeks to expand awareness and support for dyslexic children and adults through a range of initiatives. Through advocacy and outreach to families, educators and policymakers our Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative has raised awareness about dyslexia in communities of color, where far too many people remain undiagnosed and untreated.
Similarly, our library initiative aims to improve understanding of dyslexia among public librarians, who are often among the first to recognize when a child is uninterested in reading.
The time to make a difference and change a life is now. Know the signs of dyslexia. Know that anyone can struggle with it. Use the word dyslexia. Advocate for dyslexics and the accommodations these bright young people need to succeed in school and in life.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity kicked off its Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative with a convening in New Haven, CT on August 4 & 5, 2013. One of our wonderful supporters, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) shared these words on why she is involved, and why it is so important to advocate for dyslexics everywhere–urging for early detection and accommodations for dyslexics.Learn More