CA NAACP Dyslexia Resolution

DDCA wants to acknowledge the ongoing efforts of various California branches of NAACP in raising dyslexia awareness and improving literacy outcomes for all.  

NAACP has formally adopted a statewide dyslexia resolution in California.  DDCA commends NAACP in its ongoing efforts to advocate for the needs of our students with dyslexia. 

DDCA would like to especially applaud the work that Oakland NAACP is doing in the 
San Francisco Bay Area. Please listen to a recent podcast on with Kareem Weaver, NAACP Education Committee.  Don’t miss the free webinar entitled, “Casualties of War: Reading Science Denial and Racism’s Impact on African American Children” presented by Mr. Weaver on January 29, 2020 from 1pm – 2pm (PST). If you are unable to participate for the live version, you can register and receive an email with the recording. 

Community Collaboration on Implementing the CA Dyslexia Guidelines

On October 20th, over 100 participants gathered in Berkeley, CA famous Ed Roberts Campus to discuss Dyslexia and AB 1369:  School and Community Partnerships & Critical Next Steps. (To access a list of dyslexia resources that were provided at the event click here.)

This community collaboration had 36 unique school districts represented.  Over 20 school administrators, 40 educators and 40 parents & guardians came together for an interactive discussion on how California school districts are implementing the California Dyslexia Guidelines.  Discussions centered around the progress various school districts have accomplished to date and the need to address the identified challenges ahead.

Featured panelists included Elementary School Teachers, a SELPA Special Education Director, a District-Level Literacy Instructional Coach, Adjunct Faculty from CSUEB and the Decoding Dyslexia CA State Director.

Participants were able to experience first-hand what it feels like to be a student with dyslexia by participating in the IDA NorCal Experience Dyslexia®simulation.  Live demonstrations were provided by Learning Ally, The Center for Accessible  Technologyand Precision Learning Center.

A helpful 2-page summary of the California Dyslexia Guidelines can be found here.