National Dyslexia Awareness Month

“CA Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and DDCA’s own Tobie Meyer partner up to get the word out about National Dyslexia Awareness Month.”

Watch this 1-minute video and click HERE for Dyslexia Awareness Activities!

Dyslexia Awareness Month Kids Activity


Hi my name is Hailey and I am 12 years old. Did you know that October is Dyslexia Awareness month? I am creating a slideshow/video to spread dyslexia awareness but I need your help. Together with our ideas we can spread awareness to the world.

If you are in grades K-12 send me a photo of yourself holding a sign with a short quote of what you wish your teacher or the world knew about dyslexia. It can be a fact about dyslexia, how dyslexia makes you feel, or what is good or bad about being dyslexic. Maybe you want the world to know about your amazing strengths! The choice is up to you.

Send your photo to:

Optional:  Please feel free to add your first name (only) and your age to your sign.

I need your submission by Sunday, October 16th. DDCA will be posting one individual submission each day on their Facebook page.  By the end of the month I will create a video collage of all of the photos and it will be posted on the DDCA Facebook page and website.

Thanks for helping me!!


DDCA and IDA-LA Testify in Support of LAUSD Dyslexia Resolution





September 20, 2016 – Decoding Dyslexia CA Los Angeles Regional Leaders Pam Cohen & Sherry Rubalcava collaborated with the Los Angeles Branch of the International Dyslexia Association’s President, Mara Wiesen and Vice-President, Lauren Quient.  Together they petitioned Los Angeles Unified School Board members Mr. Schmerelson, Mr. Ziimer, & Dr. McKenna to draft a dyslexia resolution to recognize October as Dyslexia Awareness Month.

During the September 20th board meeting Res-023-16/17 was presented to the LAUSD School Board.  Read the full text here .  We applaud the LAUSD Board for bringing forth such an important initiative.

Families from LAUSD joined DDCA and IDA to support the adoption of the resolution.  The LAUSD School Board heard heartfelt testimony from Maria Ortiz (ELAC Parent Rep), Christina Garcia (Parent), Adrian Garcia (Student), Leigh Jacoby (Parent), Martin Velasquez (Student), and Enrique Velasquez (Parent).

To watch this video click on the link below to be redirected to LAUSD.  The dyslexia hearing begins at about 27:00.  You can also click on the “index” and select the 4th item.