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Succesful Individuals with Learning Disabilities Advocate for Change in Public Education

Jonathan Mooney has dyslexia and ADHD and dropped out of school before graduating from Brown Univeristy. He is an Activist and Founder, Project Eye to Eye, and in this 8 minute video discusses neurodiversity, accommodations, learning differneces 















Max Brooks is a screenwriter, author and son of actors Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. Max Brooks testified at the 2014 Congressional Hearing on the Science of Dyslexia. in this 5 minute video he testified before Congress about what it was lijke going through school being dyslexic and the changes in public school that are still needed today. 
















E ducators Advocating for Change
 
Four Ways to Build Dyslexia Awareness in Your District (by South Brunswick NJ Principal Jodi Mahoney)
http://blogs.scholastic.com/education_pulse/2015/10/due-diligence-for-students-with-dyslexia.html#.VlUWoF4efkf

 
Duval County Florida Superintendent discusses his own struggles with dyslexia
http://floridapolitics.com/archives/190090-nikolai-vitti-janet-adkins-talk-dyslexia-at-nassau-county-education-solutions-summit
 
Video by Ocean City NJ School & Learning Ally: American Dyslexia (12 minutes)  
   
American Dyslexia (12 minutes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to Advocate Effectively for Your Child
http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/parent-teacher-partnerships/be-your-childs-advocate
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/wp-content/uploads/repo_items/pa9.pdf (Communicating with School Through Letter Writing)
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/partnering-with-childs-school/working-with-childs-teacher/10-ways-to-be-an-effective-advocate-for-your-child (10 ways to be an effective advocate)
 
Asking for An Independent Education: (6 Minute Video)
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ask the Expert Video: How to Request an Evaluation of your Child by The School
By the National Center for Learning Disabilities (4 minutes)