Dyslexia BC can help you advocate for your child specifically, or give you advice for your child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or suggestions on how to get support for the needs of your child. We have been to IEP meetings in districts across the province or any other meeting that parents would like us to attend. We operate on a volunteer basis.
Dyslexia BC has also presented to Boards of Education on behalf of parents.
Dyslexia BC will do presentations for parents, teachers or any large group. Please keep that in mind when doing your advocacy or if you want to help spread “Dyslexia Awareness” in BC.
We also love having showings of “The Big Picture Rethinking Dyslexia”; by the late James Redford! We own the public license for the movie that is necessary to show the film to big groups, for educators and in classrooms. We have shown it all over the province and a few times in Alberta too! You can get a digital download for the movie from the film’s website!
The website for “The Big Picture Rethinking Dyslexia”. The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia
We also own the license for “Dyslexia For a Day”, by the Dyslexia Training Institute (DTI)! In 2022, in October we did a virtual session for Professional Development for teachers across the province with the Learning Assistance Teachers of British Columbia Association (LATA-BC)! https://www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org/simulation-kit.html
Our recent group advocacy was Say Dyslexia at the BC Legislature where we were given this Proclamation by the Province of BC for Dyslexia Awareness Week; October 7 - 14th.