Dyslexia Advocacy Action Group is a not-for-profit that works to ensure students with dyslexia and students at risk of dyslexia learn how to read. Undiagnosed, untreated dyslexia impacts children's emotional wellbeing as well as their ability to receive a fare and appropriate education. Poor reading levels lead to poverty, incarceration, ill health, vulnerability to addiction, suicide and environmental degradation. Our not-for-profit advocates to increase literacy levels for students with dyslexia/at risk of dyslexia and general education students by advocating for individual students, holding parent support groups and organizing training events for school teachers and psychologists. We organize training and educational school impact programs at public schools, colleges, private schools, prisons and drug rehabs.
We are a grassroots movement driven by families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities within our public schools. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families and teachers to support students and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify and remediate students with dyslexia or students at risk of dyslexia in our public schools.
Our Basic Goals:
Our long Term Goals:
To ensure students with dyslexia and students at risk of dyslexia learn to read. To address the underlying issues that enable high numbers of regular students to suffer low literacy levels - a major cause of academic failure. Parents and their children have been mostly left to their own devices to solve this fundamental need. Implementing programs to overcome these barriers by effectively addressing them at the first indications of dyslexia/risk of dyslexia in children in the elementary school level is a basic mandate of this proposal. Empowering our students will help prevent poverty, incarceration, poor health, vulnerability to substance abuse, suicide and environmental degradation.
We propose to work to increase literacy levels for students with dyslexia/at risk of dyslexia by facilitating robust scientific evidence-based multi-sensory programs and approaches at public schools, colleges, private schools, prisons and drug rehabilitation programs.
Recommendations to achieve these goals are as follows: