Welcome to the Decatur Dyslexia Network

We provide information, resources and support for parents of kids with reading difficulties in Decatur, GA (part of metro Atlanta). We connect families, schools and resources, sharing our experiences with each other so that parents can make informed decisions about their child's education.

dyslexia [dis-lek-see-uh]
noun: an unexpected
reading difficulty

The Decatur Dyslexia Network (a.k.a. DDN) is also working to increase awareness about dyslexia and to advocate for early identification and science-based remediation for dyslexic students in Decatur schools. This website contains info and resources compiled by our member families to help teach ourselves and others about educational opportunities that can turn dyslexia's struggles into successes.

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CSD presentation: Assets-based Approach to IEPS

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On Wed., Feb. 22 the CSD special ed. department is holding a presentation about assets-based approach to IEP meetings and implementation. Here’s the info from a recent blurb in the DHS newsletter. IEPs-Assets Based Approach February 22nd, 6-7:30pm CSD Central Office at 125 Electric Avenue Special Education Department Presenters Amy Price and Cheryl Grant will […]

Webinar: Parent & School Collaboration: FAPE, RTI, 504 & IDEA

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Learning Ally is hosting an upcoming Parent Webinar that might be useful for parents who are learning how to navigate the public school process for learning issues. Parent and School Collaboration Thursday, October 20th, 2016  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT Speaker: Dr. Vaughn Lauer Between AYP, FAPE, RTI, 504 and IDEA – it can […]

Texas school district sets example for serving dyslexic students

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The Fort Worth, Texas school district is setting an example for public schools. They have increased funding, services and support for public school students with dyslexia. Schools are hiring dyslexia teachers and diagnosticians, including those who can identify Spanish-speaking students with dyslexia. Some students receive three or four 45-minute sessions each week with dyslexia specialists. […]