+ Columbus OH — DYSLEXIA Awareness Rally at the Statehouse Oct 1

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Parents, dyslexic people and everyone concerned should show up October 1, 2009 at the Statehouse in Columbus OH to show raise awareness.  We want to show our concern about all the unidentified — and underserved — dyslexic students in our state.

  • PLACE:           South Lawn of the Statehouse in Columbus
  • TIME:              10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • BRING (1):     Signs!
  • BRING (2):    Your stories!
  • BRING (3):     Your friends!

Students from Marburn Academy (http://www.marburnacademy.org ) will be recording oral histories and stories. 

Network with numbers of people who are dealing with the same concerns you have. 

Connect with professionals who are on your side.

Meet with legislators to tell them your stories and concerns.

TELL  EVERYONE  WHO  MAY  BE  INTERESTED!  

Inform local papers and media about our event.

Learn more about dyslexia.  There will be information tables at the rally.  Also: go to www.cobida.org.

Contact your legislators by letter if you cannot be present.  ( advocacy@cobida.org.)

SOME FACTS

  • dyslexia is the most common learning disability
  • 85% of those diagnosed with LD have dyslexia
  • dyslexia is the most misunderstood learning disability (so get hard information!)
  • most of those struggling with dyslexia are unidentified and underserved
  • great numbers of dyslexics are not identified before 3rd grade  
  • most people don’t know there is a specific treatment
  • 65% of our prisoners are dyslexic — think about that for a minute
  • 35% of all entrepreneurs are dyslexic

Note: An excellent book on the subject is Sally Shaywitz’s “Understanding Dyslexia.”  It covers all aspects, and is available in paper at all bookstores.

Join our local group: COBIDA :  the Central Ohio Branch of the International Dylsexia Association.  Visit http://www.cobida.org .

For more information, contact Charlotte Andrist, President of COBIDA at charlotteandrist@gmail.com.

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021   or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com

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