Removing Barriers: Advocating for Dyslexia

Posted by Brainspring on 26th Feb 2020

“In these days, it is doubtful that any child may be reasonably expected to succeed in life
if he is denied the opportunity of an education.
Such an opportunity, where the state has undertaken to provide it,
is a right that must be made available to all on equal terms.”

– Chief Justice Earl Warren, Brown v. Board of Education

We’re probably preaching to the choir here, but educational advocacy and legislation is unbelievably important in our society. Educators & advocates in Brainspring’s home state of Michigan recently celebrated the first piece of legislation to mention dyslexia. We have a long way to go to catch up to other states, but every journey needs to start somewhere.

In this two-part video series, Heather Eckner, Executive Director & Education Advocate for A2Ideas, discusses the importance of dyslexia legislation and educational advocacy.