Our Church Opens Minds through awareness about the variety of disabilities that affect people every day. There is no us and them when it comes to disabilities. All people are differently-abled and all people will experience some disability, at least once in life. A parish Opens Minds whenever it takes concrete steps to exercise God's compassion for people who are differently-abled physically, mentally or emotionally.
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. People with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words. Please consider the tools and resources provided here for those with Dyslexia and refer to links for other specific disabilities on the left sidebar.
International Dyslexia Association www.interdys.org - promotes effective teaching approaches and other interventions for people with dyslexia.
Western New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association www.wnyida.org - offers a speaker series for parents, educators, community organizations to bring awareness and understanding of dyslexia and similar disorders.
Youth with Dyslexia
Fact Sheet http://www.interdys.org/ewebeditpro5/upload/BasicsFactSheet.pdf
For more assistance from the Diocesan Disability Action Team, contact Sharon Urbaniak or call 716-847-5514.