Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Dyslexia Advocacy Action Group Inc

Protecting Every Child's Right to Learn How to Read

Mission

We advocate for students who are not making progress at school, cannot read and have or are at risk of dyslexia.​ We organize cost-effective teacher training, hold school district educational workshops, parent support workshops and hold advocacy training for volunteer parent advocates. Our mission is to ensure every child with dyslexia or at risk of dyslexia learns how to read at their public school. Dyslexia is a symptom of a larger misunderstanding about how to teach reading.

Ruling Year

2019

Executive Director

Helen Roussel

Main Address

PO Box 2621

Sag Harbor, NY 11963 USA

Keywords

Advocacy, education and grassroots movement

EIN

83-3085334

 Number

5995095518

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our goal is to ensure all students are given the instruction required to become skilled readers at their public school. We advocate for students who are not making progress at school and are at risk of dyslexia. ​We organize cost effective teacher training, hold school district workshops, parent support groups and train parent advocates. Our mission is to ensure every child at risk of dyslexia learns how to read at their public school. Our programs and approaches will improve reading skill levels for entire school districts. Dyslexia is a symptom of a larger misunderstanding about how to teach reading.

-We advocate for individual students -Train volunteer parent advocates -Organize cost effective teacher professional development training -Organize cost effective school psychologist professional development training -Implement a mentoring system for teachers -Hold educational professional development workshops for entire school districts -Identify women in prison at risk of dyslexia -Remediate women in prison with dyslexia, create network of support for families at risk of dyslexia

We have a growing network of volunteer parents and another 5 workshops to run across New York State. We are a major grassroots movement pushing for science based reading instruction that is explicit, systematic, multi sensory structured literacy. We have professional, expert teacher and psychologist trainers and programs to ensure teaching to fidelity, including a teacher mentoring system. We have 15 experts and professionals to consult on our Advisory Council.

We will know by data produced from regular progress monitoring and feedback from our teacher mentoring programs. We will check that schools are supporting teachers to ensure they are teaching to fidelity.

We currently have a major grassroots movement across NYS and another 5 parents support workshops planned for the first week in December. We have a number of parent volunteers already and we are planning our parent advocate training for January. We have: - Advocated for 20 students at their school district (all of them are now receiving remediation & making progress) - Organized training for 28 teachers - Organized training for 18 school psychologists - Held two parent support workshops in October, planning another five upstate NY - We have 15 parent volunteer advocates (we hope to start training in January) - 200 parents signed up for our newsletter on our website

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