Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed
October as Dyslexia Awareness Month!

North Carolina Dyslexia Awareness Month Proclamation
We are excited to announce that Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed October as Dyslexia Awareness Month for 2018. We will be posting city proclamations and upcoming dyslexia awareness events throughout the month of October, so be sure to watch this page and/or check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you (or an organization) would like us to share how you are celebrating and advocating for dyslexia in October, please email us at
We would love to share it and inspire others!What is Dyslexia Brochure
Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Should Know
Dyslexia Legislation 2018

Day of Dyslexia-Hosted by North Carolina International Dyslexia Association

Day of Dyslexia
Hosted by
North Carolina International Dyslexia Association 

 October 13th from 9:00am-12:00 
In person at the Hill Center in Durham, NC or at
the host site at the Key Learning Center in Asheville, NC

This event will also be live streamed! 

This event is FREE and NCIDA welcomes any donations.
Educators, parents, students, administrators, and advocates are all encouraged to attend to share experiences, learn more about dyslexia, and network within our community.
To learn more about this event and to register, please visit:

Welcome by NCIDA President, Kris Cox
Keynote lecture by Deb Luckett.
Question and Answer session with The NCIDA Board of Directors
Discussion session with Dr. Deirdre Christy about educational evaluations

Would you like your city to proclaim October as Dyslexia Awareness Month?

Last October, 13 cities and towns proclaimed
October as Dyslexia Awareness Month.

Dyslexia Awareness Month 2017

If you would like your city to join in, please contact your mayor and ask them to proclaim it this year. Here is a template letter Dyslexia Awareness Month 2018 to help guide you. These proclamations can be used as tools for awareness.  Many parents and teachers have shared them with their school Superintendent and school board. They have also been shared with local PTAs and been used in dyslexia awareness displays.
Be sure to email your city’s proclamation to when you receive it so we can post it.

Welcome Back to School PTA

The North Carolina PTA adopted a dyslexia resolution in 2017.  We would like to encourage you to share this resolution with your local PTA.  Putting information like this in front of parents and teachers will help raise awareness and might even answer their questions on why their children and students are struggling.

Please, share and use this resolution in your advocacy efforts for dyslexia.
North Carolina Dyslexia Resolution

Dyslexia Hill Days 2018

Facebook Live 
Wednesday, July 11th

Location:  SST Committee Room 2318 Rayburn House Office Building (HOB)
Schedule: (Subject to Change)
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Introductions
Congresswoman Julia Brownely CA Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Dyslexia Caucus
Diana King Video Today Show
Decoding Dyslexia National Survey on Dyslexia

National Online Survey on Dyslexia in IDEA Results
North Carolina Results

9:30 – 10:15am – House Ed Committee Update
Majority Ed Committee Staff (Brad Thomas – Senior Education Policy Advisor )
Minority Ed Committee Chair Staff (Kimberly Knackstedt – Disability Policy Advisor)

10:15 – 10:30am The Importance of Credentialing for Highly Trained Dyslexia Interventionists
– Linda Gladden CALT, LDT

10:30-11:10am – Parent Panel on Dyslexia
Marylyn Muller – Massachusetts Parent
Phyllis Sparks – IDA Kentucky Parent
Anna Wilson – Decoding Dyslexia Military Parent
Stephen Yearout – Texas Parent

11 – 11:45 Passing the Torch
The Next Co-Chair of the Bi-Partisan Dyslexia Caucus (introduced by Students)
Congressman Lamar Smith TX Co-Chair Bipartisan Dyslexia Caucus, Remarks – Q & A
Congressman Bruce Westerman AR Remarks – Q & A (11:30 – 11:45 )

11:45 – 12:15 – Action Items – NCLD – Decoding Dyslexia

12:15 – 1:45 LUNCH

1:45 – 2:30 – Youth Panel on Dyslexia
Chase Grizaffi 16, TX
Lauren Muller 10, MA
Arianna Rappoli 11, MA

2:30 – 3:00 Made By Dyslexia
Global Dyslexia Summit Awareness Campaign ——
– Kate Griggs

3:00 – 3:15 Excelling with Technology
– Ben Cooper TX

3:15 – 3:45 – Removing Barriers to Identification and services
– Nancy Duggan Decoding Dyslexia MA

3:45 – 4:00 Closing remarks