Right to Read: Write your MPP

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) held their Right to Read Inquiry in 2020. They are planning to release their findings in 2022.  We want every Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) to know that this is VERY important to pay attention to. How to write your MPP in 3 easy steps Download this easy-to-use template toContinue reading “Right to Read: Write your MPP”

Black history month: Celebrating black history and people with disabilities

“When I was a teenager in special education wrestling with what it meant to have a disability, I didn’t have many examples of role models that looked like me.” Lederick Horne February is Black History Month. We’re pleased to share a video series that celebrates black history and people with disabilities. The videos feature AfricanContinue reading “Black history month: Celebrating black history and people with disabilities”

The Science of Reading: 4 Myths and Top 3 resources

By Lark Barker, special education teacher, structured literacy specialist and DDOn President The purpose of the Right to Read inquiry is NOT to investigate and determine what are ‘best practices’ to teach reading. That has already been ascertained by science and data. One purpose of the OHRC inquiry is to determine whether Ontario School boardsContinue reading “The Science of Reading: 4 Myths and Top 3 resources”

Decoding Dyslexia Ontario calls on government to make pandemic learning accessible to students with dyslexia and other exceptionalities

On November 18, Decoding Dyslexia Ontario published the following statement expressing concern about the lack of support for students with dyslexia and other exceptionalities in Ontario public schools during the pandemic. You can download and share a copy of the statement as a PDF or word document: Decoding Dyslexia Ontario calls on government to makeContinue reading “Decoding Dyslexia Ontario calls on government to make pandemic learning accessible to students with dyslexia and other exceptionalities”

Veteran wants “all kids to live with purpose and conquer their challenges.”

Today we mark Remembrance Day with the story of American World War II veteran Frank Macon. Frank is one of the original Tuskegee airmen, a group of African American military pilots (fighter and bomber) who fought in WWII, disproving the belief that African Americans were not fit for military combat.

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases Right To Read video

In October, during Dyslexia Awareness Month, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a new video that provides a snapshot of the progress of Right to Read inquiry. The OHRC launched its public inquiry into human rights issues affecting students with reading disabilities in Ontario’s public education system one year ago, and plans to releaseContinue reading “Ontario Human Rights Commission releases Right To Read video”

Right To Read Inquiry Update

In its latest update, the Ontario Human Rights Commission states that the Right To Read Inquiry report is planned for release in Spring 2021. Decoding Dyslexia Ontario welcomes the report, and thanks the commission for their continued work during these very challenging times.