Thank you for coming to our
DYSLEXIA FAMILY GATHERING
April 19-21, 2018
Disney World, Florida!
If you check the page on the left 2018 Disney Trip, we have some great photos to share!
Be encouraged and stay strong, be a voice and advocate for your child.
Teach empowerment strategies, it will change their paths.
Dyslexic Families Need Fun!
There is a lot of focus on the educational piece of dyslexia, but not a lot of understanding about the emotional affects. Many of our children find themselves feeling that something is wrong with them, alone, misunderstood, different, friendless, and more.
We KNOW from studies that our kids are at an increased risk for issues such as dropping out of school, drugs and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, prison sentences and suicides. It is heartbreaking that some children can be ready to give up by third grade.
This is why we feel it is so important for these kids to understand they are not alone and they are NOTEWORTHY! Noteworthy means remarkable, interesting, important, significant, extraordinary, outstanding, exceptional and notable.
We as adults in their lives, need to make sure they realize they are all those things and more. We need to bring them together with mentors and other people they can look to and who will share their stories so our kids can find their gifts and say "I can do this too!"
We have found that not only children but the families need support and when families come together that understand one another, great things are happening. Friendships are forming, children and parents are feeling empowered, not alone, and education about dyslexia spreads. This is helping both the child and the parents in a way that is strengthening and uniting families that were beginning to break down due to the nonstop stresses of living with dyslexia, the schools, society, as well as the misunderstood language issues within the home. We must spend equal time addressing this side of dyslexia.
THIS IS WHY WE WORK SO HARD TO PUT TOGETHER Family Gatherings WHENEVER WE CAN! WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US AT ONE.
Thanks to all the wonderful PARENTS that worked so hard with us to pass legislation in Maine:
“…that there is nothing in the IDEA that would prohibit the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia in IDEA evaluation, eligibility determinations, or IEP documents.”
Therefore, there could be situations where the child’s parents and
the team of qualified professionals responsible for determining whether the child has a specific
learning disability would find it helpful to include information about the specific condition (e.g.,
dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia) in documenting how that condition relates to the child’s
eligibility determination. 34 CFR §§300.306(a)(1), (c)(1) and 300.308.
Make 2018 the Year that changed your child's path!
Maine Dyslexic Community!
Project DEBUNK is here to give Maine families, teachers, schools and others a place to go for truthful information about what dyslexia is, to debunk the myths still surrounding what dyslexia is not, and to support dyslexics through education, understanding, and special group activities. We can also try to help you find out if your child has the profile of dyslexia, find a tutor if needed, and give you tools to begin down a changed path for educational success. Our main focus however, is helping others see the beauty of dyslexia beyond the struggles.
Project DEBUNK's vision is for every dyslexic youth in our community and beyond to receive the support needed to feel successful, beginning in preschool and continuing into adulthood, by focusing on the whole child, including the mental/emotional health and growth that is needed to live a meaningful life.
3 MUST watch videos to learn more about dyslexia and what it really is!
What Is Dyslexia?
If you are wondering what to do if your child or student did NOT pass part C of the Barton Screening, here is a website to look into.
Foundation in Sounds
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Together we CAN make a difference!
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT DYSLEXIA FROM THE EYES OF A DYSLEXIC?
Host a 'Dyslexia for a Day" workshop
Comments from our
"Dyslexia for a Day" Workshop!
"This program is well worth attending if you really want a true understanding of what your child/student goes through on a daily basis to learn. I highly recommend that you attend this seminar, totally worth your time and you will leave with a true appreciation of what it is like to be dyslexic! Coming from a parent of two dyslexic boys"
- Dawn Beswick, Maine
"This training helped me to understand what my daughter has to go through day to day! It made me aware I need to stop "timing" everything ALL the time!! "
- Parent Nicole from St. Albans, Maine
"I am a college student in the field of Education. If you are a teacher or going to be one, you MUST take a workshop like this. Learning about this will make you more aware, mindful, and overall a better teacher for all your students."
Monica N., EMCC & UMO
"Thank you for hosting this very worthwhile workshop! I am going to find a way to bring this professional development to my staff!"
Chris Cunningham, Katahdin Elementary Principal
"I was able to be in the shoes of a dyslexic child. The simulations were greatly valuable and opened my eyes to the great need of teachers to identify and help their students as early as possible. Dyslexia is real, it is not going away! It is our responsibility to help these kids be as successful as they can be!"
Stephanie Seccareccia, Kindergarten teacher, Bangor, Maine
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If you, or someone you know would like to become part of our bandwagon
to help dyslexic youth, or may need help themselves, please contact us today!
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