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”

Statement: Ontario parents applaud US special education ruling

We, parents of dyslexic children, are delighted with the March 22, page A10, story in the Toronto Star, regarding the US Supreme Court’s ruling for a Denver CO boy whose public education was ‘essentially stalled’ whereby his parents pulled him from public school and enrolled him in a specialty private school where he would getContinue reading “Statement: Ontario parents applaud US special education ruling”

Videos: Faces of Dyslexia

Decoding Dyslexia Ontario has produced 2 “Faces of Dyslexia” videos featuring students with dyslexia: Faces of Dyslexia in Canada – 2017 This year, in an effort to increase awareness about Dyslexia in Canada, Decoding Dyslexia branches across our country are launching our “Faces of Dyslexia Canada” video. We need the country to know about our brightContinue reading “Videos: Faces of Dyslexia”

Letter: To Premier Kathleen Wynne

AN OPEN LETTER TO PREMIER KATHLEEN WYNNE – STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA IN ONTARIO NEED YOUR SUPPORT Dear Premier Wynne, Congratulations on your government’s December 5th commitment to develop an education accessibility standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. This is an important step toward ensuring equality of education across our province and as representatives ofContinue reading “Letter: To Premier Kathleen Wynne”

Canada-focused research on education

Through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada* (CMEC), since at least 2009, Canada’s Provincial Ministers of Education have been aware that the lack of identification and interventions for dyslexia is a contributing factor to the problems encountered by students in Canada achieving success in literacy. CMEC is a good source of Canada-focused research andContinue reading “Canada-focused research on education”