Dyslexia Day at the Capitol 2018

Dyslexia Day at the Capitol

is  February 7, 2018!!

 

8:30 AM Registration begins- CAPITOL ROOM 341
9:00 AM How to Speak to Legislators (we will talk about our policy points as well as give tips on what legislators want to hear) and follow up plans for the year.

             We will hand out packets for attendees to deliver to their reps

10:00 AM  Photo with Governor Deal (At the Staircase inside the Capitol Building)
10:00– following photo- we will head to chambers to hear resolutions
10:00-12:00 Drop off packets and stop in to see legislators or pull them out of chambers to speak to them about Dyslexia and your experiences in public schools- asking them to support Decoding Dyslexia policy statements
12:00-12:45 CAPITOL ROOM 216 –LUNCH for our group only (we will not have time or space to host legislators unfortunately- but you can run in to grab a bite or some add’l supplies, etc.)
12:45- 2:00  Finish delivering packets to representatives (you are more likely to catch them in their offices around this time- depending on if they go back to sessions in the afternoon)
1:00-4:00   Tentative:  Information table in the rotunda.

As we prepare to meet in February, please take a moment to locate you local representatives by using this link.

Reach out to their office by phone or email to let them know that we will be at the capitol on February 7th and would love to speak with them in person, if possible.  We’ll be distributing materials on the day of the event to all volunteers to deliver to the offices of their legislators.

Even if you are not able to attend the event in person, it’s very helpful for as many of us as possible to reach out to the legislators to make them aware that our group will be there.  We’ll make sure that information gets delivered to each office, so you can tell them to be on the lookout for it.

We are advocating for the following goals:

• A universal definition and understanding of “dyslexia” in the state education code

• Mandatory teacher training on dyslexia, its warning signs and appropriate intervention strategies

• Mandatory early screening tests for dyslexia

• Mandatory dyslexia remediation programs, which can be accessed by both general and special education populations

• Access to appropriate “assistive technologies” in the public school setting for students with dyslexia

 

DAY OF EVENT SCHEDULE

This year’s event schedule is a little different from the past couple of years. Instead of inviting the legislators to lunch, we will be pairing up to deliver information directly to their offices and/or trying to schedule one on one meetings with them throughout the day so please reach out personally to your representatives in advance to let them know that you would like to meet them.

 

Again, Here is the Schedule:

8:30 AM Registration begins- CAPITOL ROOM 341
9:00 AM How to Speak to Legislators (we will talk about our policy points as well as give tips on what legislators want to hear) and follow up plans for the year.

             We will hand out packets for attendees to deliver to their reps

10:00 AM  Photo with Governor Deal (At the Staircase inside the Capitol Building)
10:00– following photo- we will head to chambers to hear resolutions
10:00-12:00 Drop off packets and stop in to see legislators or pull them out of chambers to speak to them about Dyslexia and your experiences in public schools- asking them to support Decoding Dyslexia policy statements
12:00-12:45 CAPITOL ROOM 216 –LUNCH for our group only (we will not have time or space to host legislators unfortunately- but you can run in to grab a bite or some add’l supplies, etc.)
12:45- 2:00  Finish delivering packets to representatives (you are more likely to catch them in their offices around this time- depending on if they go back to sessions in the afternoon)
1:00-4:00   Tentative:  Information table in the rotunda.
A special Thank You to all of our Community Partners, Volunteers and Families who make this event happen!

2018 Community Partners:

Academics Plus
AlpharettaMoms.Org
ARTSCAPE!, creating art outside, LLC
Atlanta Speech School
Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment
Cynthia R. Smith, LLC
D&N McHugh Ent.LLC
Dyslexia Forsyth
Dyslexia Network of Southwest Georgia
Dyslexia Resource Trust
Dyslexia Tutoring Partners of Georgia
Eaton Academy
Farmer Sue & The Art Barn Crew
Geargia Educational Training Agency
GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
GRACEPOINT School
International Dyslexia Association Georgia Branch
Investors Asset Management
John Gant Homes, LLC
Kara Campbell, LLC
Kendore Learning
KFPZ Sprinkles
Ladder Learning Services LLC
Laurelanne.com
Law Office of Allison B. Vrolijk, LLC
Learning Ally
Lise Libby
McGinnis Woods Country Day School
Milton Speech Pathology and Literacy Center
Mt. Bethel Christian Academy
Pace Academy
Pathways Educational Solutions
Reading is Essential for All People
Sandy Springs Psychological Center P. C. Judy D. Wolman, Ph. D., Director
Soublis Psychological Associates
Swift School
Syllables Learning Center
The Bedford School
The Howard School
The Schenck School
The Walker School
Thomasville City Schools
Tim Mackesey, PC
Tools for Life
Understood.org
Valerie S. Rapowitz, M.S., -Reading Speech Language Services
Wilson Language Training
Woodward Academy