October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. In 2015, the U.S. Secretary of Education spoke to the importance of recognizing the 2.5 million students in the U.S. who have a specific learning disability and expressly included dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, as well as the 6 million with ADHD.
Join us! At Dysgraphia Life, we use October to RAISE OUR VOICES about dysgraphia and learning disabilities of written expression. We find that many people are aware of dyslexia and learning differences in reading -- but most people are not aware of learning differences in writing. When people are aware of an issue, they are more likely to help find accommodations and solutions. We want educators to be able to identify dysgraphia and provide support, and for school systems and policy makers to help provide equal educational opportunities to those with writing difficulties.
To help, we will be putting out shareable infographics throughout the month across social media platforms as well as featuring stories of people in our community. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the weekly posts. You can also find sharable infographics on our Infographics page. Please share widely and help spread the word.
Our social media will also be featuring personal spotlights and success stories from people in the dysgraphia community to highlight all of the amazing achievements they have made.
We will also be hosting an October webinar with Dr. George McCloskey, an expert on Executive Functions and how they affect writing skills. It will be held virtually at 7:30pm ET on October 20th. You can register online HERE.
In addition, we are still actively adding professionals and working on improvements to our new Professionals Database so that our community can connect with the professional help they are looking for. Browse the database or join it today!
Thanks for all of your support - let's work together to ensure that dysgraphia has a voice and that people with writing difficulties have the support that they need! Happy October!