The Dyslexia Advocacy Society of BC (Dyslexia BC) is a parent/family-led grassroots movement within British Columbia concerned with the limited access to educational interventions and resources for dyslexia. We help advocate within the K-12 education system; as well as post-secondary education, the community, and the workplace.
Dyslexia BC, established in spring 2014, strives to empower individuals with dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities by ensuring access to necessary resources.
We advocate for systemic changes, including universal dyslexia screening across BC from kindergarten, a shift towards science-based reading curriculum (structured literacy), free and timely diagnosis, and improved access to technology and resources for dyslexic individuals.
Our goal is to gain equitable access for individuals in BC with dyslexia by advocating for legislative and policy changes in British Columbia to facilitate universal dyslexia screening, access to remediation, change to structured literacy, teacher training (on structured literacy and dyslexia), access to diagnosis, access to technology, and funding across the province.
Dyslexia BC helps parents, students and adults with dyslexia and other learning disabilities advocate and find resources within their communities. We are happy to help parents and individuals advocate specifically for their personal needs, but also try to organize and coordinate efforts to inform the BC Ministry and policy makers about the needs of individuals with dyslexia and other learning disabilities in British Columbia.
Dyslexia BC's mission is to enhance access and support for individuals with dyslexia in educational, community, and workplace settings. We are committed to raising dyslexia awareness, empowering parents and individuals to effectively support their children, and guiding policy-makers towards the implementation of best practices for identifying, remediating, and supporting students and individuals with dyslexia throughout British Columbia.