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Parent & teacher advocates collectively make a difference, one story at a time.

NPR series on dyslexia (November and December 2016)

Navigating School with a dyslexic child: one mom’s story.

Kirstin Kane is a mom on a mission. Advocating for one child becomes advocating for all children (Nov 12, 2014)

Clarice Jackson changes the trajectory of one child’s life and now is on a mission to help more. (Nov 2, 2014)

Brittnay Lovejoy shares the story of her 4 beautiful children. (June 28, 2014)

Decoding Dyslexia-Utah is raising awareness for dyslexia. (June 27,2014)

Kirsten Kane of Decoding Dyslexia Virginia spreads the word on CNN iReport! (June 17, 2014)

Phoebe Beacham of Decoding Dyslexia Utah shares her families experience with dyslexia. (June 11, 2014)

Family Overcomes an Emotional Struggle with Dyslexia by Debbie Salazar. (May 29, 2014)

Columbia Gorge Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia Oregon – letter to the editor in the Hood River News sharing their view on the link between absenteeism and dyslexia. (March 19,  2014)

Barbara Steinberg of PDX Reading Specialist and a member of Decoding Dyslexia Oregon shares tips for parents to help children with dyslexia thrive. (Jan 27, 2014)

Lisa Lyon and Meg Hartley of Decoding Dyslexia Oregon share their stories in the Metro Parent article “Could my Child have Dyslexia?” (Aug 2013)

Jen Kasten, Parent Contributor for NCLD shares, ” My Daughter: Adoption, Dyslexia and Artistic Gifts.”

Meg Hagan and Lisa Lyon of Decoding Dyslexia Oregon share their journey with dyslexia on AM Northwest. (July 29,2013)

Decoding Dyslexia Oregon traveling photo exhibit in the OregonLive. (Jun 26, 2013)

Allison Quirion from Decoding Dyslexia CT shares “We are parents of children with dyslexia who have gone through some of these struggles and a system that’s difficult to navigate.” (May 2013)

Quinn Bradlee of Friends of Quinn interviews Liz Barnes from DD-NJ. (May 22, 2013)

Decoding Dyslexia Organized To Promote Dyslexia Awareness and Support in Public Schools. (May 2103)

Lyn Pollard shares the momentum of the Decoding Dyslexia movement. (April 5, 2013)

Deborah Lynam brings us “A Voice for Dyslexia” in Landmark 360. (April 4, 2013)

Gay Zyvoloski points out the cost of not addressing dyslexia early in our schools. (March 30, 2013)

Talk radio with Liz Barnes of DD-NJ sharing their journey and visions for the future with Dyslexia Training Institute. (March 19, 2013)

Lyn Pollard writes a poignant article about her realization and acceptance of her daughters dyslexia diagnosis. (June 12, 2012)

“Getting schools to recognize dyslexia is harder than you think” Liz Barnes of DD-NJ in NJ.com article. (February 27, 2012)

Cheri Rae tells of her struggles and experience finding effective diagnosis and  reading instruction for her child in public school. (Oct 28, 2010)

Heidi Stoffel Kroner blogs about her two genius brothers and what her son have in common, dyslexia! (May 26, 2010)

If you are not included here and would like to be, please contact us and we will add your news story to the list!  (info@decodingdyslexiaor.org)