Dyslexia Connexion

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Helping California better serve those with dyslexia.

Dyslexia Connexion is a California-based network that links people with dyslexia, researchers, policy makers, educators, advocates, youth, parents, and service providers to research, model policies, proven practices, funding opportunities and expert resources.

Dyslexia Connexion's mission is to support policies and practices that improve access to education, information, and services for children and adults with dyslexia, recognize the strengths of people with dyslexia, and promote dyslexic pride.

Goals

Dyslexia Connexion envisions a future in which Californians with dyslexia-related barriers to success are rare—so people with dyslexia can participate fully in a world in which the ability to easily read and write is assumed. 

Because school is where people with dyslexia face their most daunting challenges, Dyslexia Connexion aims first to assist education systems to change, including shifting how educators are trained to support students who struggle to read and write, from pre-kindergarten through high school, college, and in adult education.

Dyslexia Connexion also helps improve access and awareness in other systems, such as health care, literacy programs, public benefit programs, workforce development programs, and other social services.

Priorities

  • Services that recognize and build on dyslexic strengths
  • Structured literacy and numeracy educational interventions for children and adult learners
  • Screening, assessment, and diagnosis
  • Assistive technology as an accommodation in education, healthcare, workplaces, public places, and the Internet to facility access to information

Getting Involved

Contact us to join the network and learn more about our current projects:

  • Building the Network for Social and Systems Change
  • K-12 Guidelines Uptake
  • Teacher and Tutor Training in Structured Literacy
  • Model School Project

Contact Us

Barbara Webster-Hawkins
Director, Grants Development & Fiscal Sponsorship
T: 916.241.6035
E: bwebster-hawkins@foundationccc.org

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