Declaration of Rights
Every individual should have the following rights:
Students who have a suspected area of disability are entitled to an assessment, regardless of whether they are in a public, private, or charter school.Read More
Use the word “dyslexia”
Schools must use the word “dyslexia” so that proper diagnosis and evidence-based instruction and intervention can be applied.Read More
All students deserve to have a written plan of action from the school, specifying the evidence-based intervention, frequency, and measurable objectives. This must be arrived at by a consensus between parents and teachers.Read More
Accommodations must be provided to ensure that the students’ abilities, not their disabilities, are being assessed. Examples: extra time on tests, speech-to-text or text-to-speech technology, foreign language waiver or alternative.Read More
A supportive environment that promotes educational and professional progress must be provided to enable dyslexic individuals to flourish to their full potential.Read More
You Are Not Alone
1 in 5 people have dyslexia. It crosses racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines. You are part of a community of successful people who overcame dyslexia. Speak up about your dyslexia to teachers, school heads, peers, colleagues, and employers.
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