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.

DDON submission to OHRC Right to Read inquiry

Decoding Dyslexia Ontario made its submission to the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read Inquiry on April 14, 2020. Read the full submission Download the attached PDF to read our full submission. Summary Decoding Dyslexia Ontario (DDON) welcomed the OHRC’s October 2019 launch of the Right to Read Inquiry. Since 2014, DDON has beenContinue reading “DDON submission to OHRC Right to Read inquiry”

Press release: Dyslexia community applauds launch of Right to Read inquiry

Dyslexia community applauds the Ontario Human Rights Commission “Right to Read” Public Inquiry Toronto, ON – October 3, 2019 – Decoding Dyslexia Ontario and The Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association applaud the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) decision to launch an inquiry into human rights issues that affect children with dyslexia and otherContinue reading “Press release: Dyslexia community applauds launch of Right to Read inquiry”

Letter to the Editor: Dyslexia is the elephant in the room

Published in the Globe and Mail, January 31, 2019 Re Canada’s Shortfall In Basic Skills Costs Us All (Jan. 25): Dyslexia is the elephant in the room when there is discussion of low literacy. Dyslexia affects, by the Ontario Ministry of Education’s own admission, 6 per cent to 17 per cent of students. That is at leastContinue reading “Letter to the Editor: Dyslexia is the elephant in the room”

Fact sheet: Inadequate appropriate special ed sevice = discrimination

This week, Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), acknowledged that children with dyslexia must be accommodated in Ontario schools — whether schools use the term “dyslexia” or not. She further advised parents of children with dyslexia or specific learning disorder (SLD) (which may be dyslexia even if your public schoolContinue reading “Fact sheet: Inadequate appropriate special ed sevice = discrimination”

Webinar: Navigating the IEP/IPRC process

Dr. Norm Forman, Navigating the IEP & IPRC Process – A Decoding Dyslexia Ontario Webinar Decoding Dyslexia – Ontario held an information session and webinar on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Beaches Reading Clinic, featuring Dr. Norm Forman. We learned a great deal about the IEP/IPRC process and how parents can effectively advocate for their children. Dr. Forman is aContinue reading “Webinar: Navigating the IEP/IPRC process”