Over the past week or so, I’ve noticed quite a few opportunities for anyone to join the wider community in making a difference in LD and dyslexia awareness. Some involve legislation, while others involve sharing your experiences.
Without further delay, here are some links for you!
Dyslexia-The Silent Trail to Insanity – This is a great blog entry explaining the link between dyslexia and emotional difficulties. The author has a great idea of filming a video of your dyslexia story, and sharing it with the world. I plan on doing that, once I get a few minutes.
That’s also part of why I put this blog together: for us all to learn and share what we experience on a day to day basis.
Help Students with LD Receive a Quality Education – The National Center for Learning Disabilities has put together this petition urging the government to strengthen accommodations for students with learning disabilities. They’re hoping to get 6000 signatures by March 31st, and at the time of this entry, they’re at 5,328. If you get a moment, please sign!
Share Your LD Experience – The same folks behind the above petition is looking for videos about your experience with learning disabilities, whether you have one yourself, or if you’re a parent of a child with one.
Bipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus – Representative of Louisiana, Bill Cassidy, and Representative of California, Pete Stark, are both parents of dyslexic kids. They’re putting together a caucus to spread dyslexia awareness and promote policy change to benefit people with dyslexia.
If you’re in the US, send a letter to your state rep encouraging them to join the effort. The link has a form letter you can send, and a link to the page on which you can find who to write for.
These opportunities are very exciting, but we as a community need to pull together to make a difference for the better.