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”

Submission to OHRC Right to Read inquiry

Decoding Dyslexia Ontario was one of several organizations who made a submission to the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read Inquiry. Date submitted: April 14, 2020 Read the full submission Download the attached PDF to read our full submission. Introduction Decoding Dyslexia Ontario (DDON) welcomed the OHRC’s October 2019 launch of the Right toContinue reading “Submission to OHRC Right to Read inquiry”

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”

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”