Parents and families are invited to participate in "Decoding Dyslexia" on Monday, October 14 from 6:30-8pm at Disability Network (415 East Eighth St., Traverse City, MI). The newly formed parent run group hopes to raise awareness and educate community members about Dyslexia--a learning disability that affects one's ability to read, write, and/or spell.
Terra Walters, a Parent Network member, has been a key player in rallying others to be a part of Decoding Dyslexia. "We want to make changes for our kids and those who are dyslexic thinkers, many of which are unfortunately undiscovered due to limited knowledge and understanding of dyslexia," she shares. "New Jersey has made great strides regarding legislation and changes in their state regarding dyslexia--and it has been done by parents through Decoding Dyslexia-New Jersey. There are a few parents from the region who want to follow in their footsteps."
Although Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, most people do not know about it or understand it. Walters states, "There needs to be more awareness. We can't have another generation of dyslexic thinkers go undetected. Too many generations have gone by and too many people have struggled without help and support in their learning style."
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