CELEBRATE DYSLEXIA SCHOOLS

CELEBRATE DYSLEXIA SCHOOLS

A SCHOOL THAT

CELEBRATES, EDUCATES, AND EMPOWERS EVERY LEARNER

In 2019, the non-profit Celebrate Dyslexia was founded with the mission to celebrate, educate and empower the 1 in 5 affected by dyslexia.  We know teachers want to do their best for children, so they should be equipped to know the signs and symptoms of dyslexia as well as how to make sure accommodations are used in the classroom to remove barriers to learning. 

Although there are museums dedicated to the innovations and artistic creations of dyslexic minds, dyslexia is still misunderstood and a mystery to many.

WE NEED A SYSTEM-WIDE CHANGE

71,145

TEA reports that 4.5% of students in Region 20 were receiving dyslexia services.  Twenty percent of students that cross the threshold of school every day have dyslexia, whether identified or not. That means up to 71,145 children in our Region are not getting the services they need to read at grade level

$30,000

Across the country, it costs an average of nearly $30,000 a year to attend a private school geared toward providing a specialized education for dyslexic students. Due to these prohibitive costs, the majority of dyslexic students are not able to access the tools they need.

74%

According to a study conducted by the Youth Trust Report, 74% of classroom teachers do not feel satisfied that their initial teacher training provided them with the skills they need to identify and teach children with dyslexia

I didn’t succeed despite my dyslexia, but because of it. It wasn’t my deficit, but my advantage. Although there are neurological trade-offs that require that I work creatively [and] smarter in reading, writing and speaking, I would never wish to be any other way than my awesome self.”

Scott Sonnen

THE PROCESS

NEXT STEPS IN OUR SCHOOL JOURNEY

With the support of City Education Partners and with training through EDreimagined’s design fellowship, Celebrate Dyslexia is applying for a Generation 27 tuition free charter school, which will offer an Orton-Gillingham based curriculum for those that have not previously had access to crucial intervention.  In addition, this campus will offer training to teachers and offer capacity to our community in training highly qualified dyslexia therapists so that eventually, every campus can offer the crucial interventions needed by dyslexic students.  

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