+ Ohioans Invited to Columbus for Dyslexia Day Rally

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Next Wednesday, October 6 2010, three Ohio branches of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) are hosting a rally to raise public awareness about dyslexia and support legislation to protect dyslexic children in Ohio.

  • What:   2nd Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day
  • When:  Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  • Time:  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where:  State House South Lawn, Columbus OH

An array of speakers will sound the call for supportive policies on behalf of the thousands of citizens with this “invisible learning difference.”

You will hear powerful testimonials from people with dyslexia.  There will be artwork and poetry, as well as a musical performance by Kelly Fine & Company (a band composed of some dyslexic students).

You will be able to “Walk in the shoes of a dyslexic,” if you would like to gain a sense of what dyslexic kids go through every day as they engage with the world of print which surrounds us.

Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) will be represented by Janet Milkovich, the Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy at RFB&D.  She will speak at the rally.  She invites you to introduce yourself to her between 10:30 and 11:30, near the podium at the stairs of the State House South Lawn.  You can submit stories that we can share with the wider RFB&D community.  Take photos; share photos. 

This will be a great show of solidarity between the Ohio Branches of IDA, RFB&D, Ohio dyslexics, their families and special educators from all across the state of Ohio.

Call or email your State Representatives: tell them you support dyslexia legislation.

The Columbus Branch of IDA: visit http://www.cobida.org.  Janet Milkovich may be reached at 312-660-1982.

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

 

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