Penny Wagner-Auchmuty, a parent in North Carolina, published a terrific blog yesterday, "Are Dyslexia Awareness Month Proclamations Important?" The founder of two state Decoding Dyslexia groups, Penny describes the process, value and impact of securing dyslexia proclamations from state and local governments:
It seems to me that some people I run across don’t understand the importance of dyslexia awareness month proclamations. I get that everyone is entitled to their opinions and I have never taken the time to ask why they don’t think they’re important or worth the time and effort. Maybe they’re right, maybe they're not, but I believe contacting a government entity and getting them to put on paper that dyslexia exists is a start to helping our dyslexic children in public schools.
Visit Penny's blog to see photos of how some schools are working to spread awareness.
It's the first day of dyslexia awareness month, and Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) are planning to introduce a dyslexia resolution in the United States Senate -- today! The draft resolution may be viewed here.
Many parents around the country are calling their U.S. senators and asking them to "co-sponsor the Cassidy/Mikulski dyslexia resolution."
Phone numbers for U.S. Senate offices may be found here.