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How Do I Become Advocate for Dyslexic Kids in my Community?


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Joined: Aug 15, 2009
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Posted Aug 16, 2009 at 10:44:01 PM
Subject: How Do I Become Advocate for Dyslexic Kids in my Community?

I am System Technican

I am wanting to help other parents in my community that has no idea of their rights, resources availa ble, requesting the right accomendations and making sure they are being applied in the classroom.

My son was a senior in high school before we finally got his school to test and acknowlege that he was moderate dyslexic. I started asking when he was in the 4th grade and got all kind of reason why he was not.

After researching the internet myself getting a truely understanding what dyslexia means, my son rights and what to expect from school before our first meeting. The school personnal assumed that I just wanted to get my son label get money. To their surprise how knowledgeable I was regarding our rights,on accomendations and on 504 program. Acknowleging the he inherited from me. I never been tested.

To my surprise because I was vocal/forcefully enough and told because of the paper work that is reqired nothing happens.

Knowledge is Power!
[Modified by: sosamom on August 16, 2009 10:48 PM]

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Aly
Joined Aug 01, 2006
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Posted:Aug 28, 2009 10:23:46 AM

LDA has an advocacy packet at http://www.ldaamerica.org/pdf/LDAadvocacyhandbook.pdf


"Never give up, never surrender" -Galaxy Quest

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” -Albert Einstein

“Be not afraid of growing slowly; Be afraid only of standing still” -Chinese proverb

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efrank
Joined Jun 09, 2010
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Posted:Jun 09, 2010 6:50:06 PM

I have a son that has ADHD and is dyslexic. The school failed him with a 68, he needed a 70 to pass. They refuse to have him evaluated, so we paid for the reports ourself, and they still refused to accept the reports. He has struggled every year he Is now in the 4 th grade. We are fighting the retention based on the fact they know he has a documented disability and refuse to have him tested because he was passing. I have to meet with his principle and the district superintendent tomorrow and would love to talk to someone that has been there. I live In Mississippi.

Thank you.

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Aly
Joined Aug 01, 2006
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Posted:Jun 09, 2010 9:06:07 PM

efrank,

I am sorry you have to go through this. Know that you are not alone. Despite the law, many parents have had to go through the same fight you are now. Don't give up. Remind the principal that your son is entitled by IDEA 2004 to these services. If you don't get anywhere, you should take it to the superintendent. Wrights Law ( http://www.wrightslaw.com/ ) may be of some help to you. They have information on IDEA and legal issues regarding children with disabilities. LD online, of course, is a good resource in its own right.


"Never give up, never surrender" -Galaxy Quest

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” -Albert Einstein

“Be not afraid of growing slowly; Be afraid only of standing still” -Chinese proverb

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