March 31st, 2012
As a mom of an 8 yo daughter who has a reading disorder (dyslexia) I am starting an informal parent-led support group for parents of children with dyslexia. In the three years since my daughter was flagged as a struggling reader (and one year since she was officially diagnosed) I have tried to sort out the best way to help her and, in turn, advocate for those services with the DOE. Much of the information—and support—I have received has been from fellow parents, who often have felt just as isolated and confused.
If this sounds like you please come to our first meeting at my apt.:
Tuesday, April 3
8am-10am (fine to come late or leave early)
135 Eastern Parkway, #8a (between Washington and Underhill, @ Brooklyn Museum 2/3 subway stop)
(There is construction on my street so parking on my block is iffy)
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on coming. Feel free to forward to other parents.
Issues this group might cover:
When to pursue a neuropsych evaluation
Most appropriate schools for my child (from K-12)
Services, tutors and camps that work
Success with various legal services
Strategizing interaction with DOE & child’s school
At this first meeting I hope to cover the following:
Collecting contact info. for group list
Immediate attendee issues (need advice for upcoming DOE meeting; need an attorney ASAP)
Getting to know each other
Best way to communicate online (FB, Yahoo or Google group, etc.)
Hope to see you next week!
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