• Ambassadors For Learning Differently

    If your child has learning disabilities, you’ve learned to be his or her advocate in meetings with school officials on IEPs and 504 plans. But once those meetings are done, your child must navigate the classroom alone,...

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  • C.H.I.L.D. Starts Support Groups

    Children Having Individual Learning Differences (C.H.I.L.D.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit parent organization for the Verona school district. C.H.I.L.D. provides support to Verona children facing learning challenges. C.H.I.L.D. seeks to bridge the gap between general and special education...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Education Group To Screen Acclaimed Movie On Dyslexia

    C.H.I.L.D, the Verona non-profit that advocates for children with learning issues, and Verona Schoolsʼ Special Services Department are sponsoring a screening of an important movie on dyslexia on Thursday, March 13. “The Big Picture”, which was created...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Christie Signs Dyslexia Bills

    With Dyslexia Bills Signed, New Jersey Formally Recognizes Reading Disorder (via NJSpotlight) After years of lobbying and organizing among families and advocates, Gov. Chris Christie has signed two bills intended to make it easier to identify dyslexic...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Young Dyslexic Author Speaks At Verona Schools

    Aidan Dyer, a Verona fourth grader who wrote his own book despite being dyslexic, has been on a speaking tour in the elementary schools. He presented at Brookdale in April, and at F.N. Brown on May 22....

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Dyslexia Event At Rider University

    Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, the co-founders of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity will be the keynote speakers of an event on dyslexia at Rider University in May. Sponsored by Decoding Dyslexia-NJ and Rider University’s...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Learning Express Sells Young Author’s Book

    Since last December fourth-grader Aidan Dyer has been promoting his book The Adventures of Dustin Dust and Larry Lint, at events around our area. We’ve just gotten word that there is now a place in Verona where...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Young Dyslexic Author At Watchung Booksellers

    Aidan Dyer, a fourth-grade student at Brookdale Avenue School, will be signing The Adventures of Dustin Dust and Larry Lint, the book he wrote, at Watchung Booksellers on Saturday, February 9 at 1 p.m. Dyer is dyslexic...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Dyslexia Doesn’t Stop This Author

    Aidan Dyer is a fourth-grade student, and a published author. That would be unusual enough were it not for one additional fact: Dyer is dyslexic. On Saturday, December 15, Dyer held a signing for his book, The...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Teachers Attend Dyslexia Workshop

    On October 12, five Verona special education teachers attended a workshop on dyslexia sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter of the International Dyslexia Association (NJIDA). Barbara Wilson, who with her husband developed the Wilson Reading Method taught...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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