About Us

Decatur Dyslexia Network (DDN) is a group of Decatur parents who have kids with dyslexia. They are bright, eager boys and girls from kindergarten to high school who have unexpected struggles with traditional learning, especially reading and writing. Some of our families are in public school, some are in public school working with private tutors, and some are in private schools or home schooled. We also have members who are teachers or tutors.

Meetings & Member Support

The DDN has monthly meetings during the school year. Some meetings are led by educators and other experts who share their insights about dyslexia-related topics. Some meetings are informal “Talk & Treats” sessions where members get together to share ideas, resources, challenges and success stories. We also use our email group to help each other find resources to build the best educational foundation for our kids. Meeting schedule…

 

Reading Advocacy

Dyslexia is often misunderstood, sometimes even within the schools. Recent research has shed new light on the subject. With the right kind of reading instruction, kids with dyslexia grow to be confident, self-sufficient learners. One of this group’s goals is to connect parents, schools and support services to increase awareness about the educational opportunities that can turn these kids’ struggles into successes. Better students, happier kids, happier families. It’s a win-win-win for everybody! More…