The Ten Best Things to Happen to the Dyslexia Community in 2013

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  1.  The Decoding Dyslexia movement grew to 44 states.
  2. Dyslexia Empowerment Plan was published and we all loved it. Ben Foss became the new ‘it’ person for those with dyslexia.
  3. TED-Ed allowed Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley  and a talented animator (Marc Christoforidis) to create a short video to promote awareness in a nutshell. It now has over 100,000 views.
  4. Dislecksia was finally released in theaters and Harvey Hubbell continues to make personal appearances.
  5.  Literate Nation published Blueprint for a Literate Nation.
  6. Learning Ally hosted free webinars for parents and professionals.
  7. Embracing Dyslexia was released for free online.  Luis Macias did a fantastic job explaining the current state of dyslexia in the schools.
  8. New Jersey passed a new dyslexia law.
  9. Arkansas passed a new dyslexia law.!arkansas-act-1294-outlined/c17ou
  10. The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia was released and went on a roadshow.

4 thoughts on “The Ten Best Things to Happen to the Dyslexia Community in 2013

  1. Neil MacKay

    A “first great thing” for 2014 could be a slowly growing acceptance of my beliefs that:
    1. Dyslexia is best thought of as a preferred way of learning – this is really gaining traction in the schools that I train
    2. We should be talking about a “Dyslexia Spectrum” of skills, abilities, challenges and vulnerabilities – again this is resonating during my training –
    Auckland New Zealand schools are up for both paradigm shifts.

  2. Rosette Roth

    Thanks for Decoding Dyslexia being # 1on your list. It’s an honor to be on this list among many doers and shakers in the dyslexia community! We are now 46 states and still growing!

    Rosette, DD PA (state #2)


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