2017: It’s time for change!

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As a parent, I struggle daily to ensure my daughter gets the help she needs to learn and be happy at school. Some days I succeed, other days are a miserable failure. It hurts to see her suffer needlessly.

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Photo essay: Understanding dyslexia—the first Canadian conference

More than 200 parents, students, educators and advocates attended the first Canadian dyslexia conference on Nov. 12, 2016 in Toronto. If you missed it, here’s a chance to see what the day looked like:

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Annette Sang, a founding member of of Decoding Dyslexia Ontario and Elaine Keenan, president of the Ontario Branch – International Dyslexia Association, set the tone for the day with a powerful opening statement: “It’s a human right to learn to read.”

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New video: Faces of dyslexia

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After spending most of my life living in the shadow of undiagnosed dyslexia, I am starting to feel really hopeful about increasing dyslexia awareness and support in Canada.

This–the first–video by Decoding Dyslexia Ontario is a sign of the changing times:

“These are the faces and wise words of some of our young people in Ontario who are spreading the word about dyslexia and helping us understand what we can do to help them succeed in school and in life.” ~Decoding Dyslexia Ontario
Take a look at the inspiring faces of dyslexia in Ontario, Canada. And share!

A huge first! National dyslexia conference for parents, families and educators in Canada

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Take note: the first national dyslexia conference in Canada is taking place on Saturday, November 12th in Toronto.

This feels like the beginning of much-needed change for dyslexic students in Canada. Our national broadcaster, the CBC, did this excellent piece on the woeful lack of support for dyslexic students in Canada.

Kudos to the many volunteers involved in organizing the conference, and raising awareness: The International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch, Decoding Dyslexia Ontario and Dyslexia Canada.

See you in November!

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