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MARCH 22, 2015


Hour 1: "Decoding Dyslexia" with Lisa Klipfel  a parent member of Decoding Dyslexia CA
Hour 2:  "Beneath the Helmet" - First Lt. (Res.) Aviv Regev

"Decoding Dyslexia"     WE THE PEOPLE RADIO

Decoding Dyslexia is a network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia.

We are advocating for the following policy goals:
  • A universal definition and understanding of “dyslexia” in the state education code
  • Mandatory teacher training on dyslexia, its warning signs and appropriate intervention strategies
  • Mandatory early screening tests for dyslexia
  • Mandatory dyslexia remediation programs, which can be accessed by both general and special education populations
  • Access to appropriate “assistive technologies” in the public school setting for students with dyslexia

Each state organizes and inspires its own local movement by networking with families and professionals to gain support for the Decoding Dyslexia mission. We recognize the power of the collective parent voice and work diligently to encourage individuals and organizations to partner and collaborate in the best interest of supporting families and advancing services for dyslexics.

Dyslexia impacts Americans from all walks of life, including Members of Congress, our families, and thousands of our constituents. The Congressional Dyslexia Caucus was formed so that we can work across party lines to educate members of the public about dyslexia, as well as to identify policies that will support individuals as they overcome dyslexia and pursue educational and career opportunities.

Dyslexia robs individuals of their ability to read quickly and automatically and to retrieve spoken words easily but it does not dampen their creativity and ingenuity – skills important for America to prosper. A recent GAO report (GAO-12-40) found that many students with learning and other disabilities, including dyslexia, are not receiving accommodations, such as extended testing time, required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when they take high stakes examinations such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, or US Medical Licensing Examinations and others. This is unacceptable, and by working together we can make sure that those with learning abilities are receiving their proper and legal accommodations.

General info about California bill AB1369:

Petition link:

International Dyslexia Association

More links:

Congressional Dyslexia Caucus

Full Committee Hearing - The Science of Dyslexia 


The United States is ranked 12th in the world when it comes to literacy. When you read the facts below, you wonder, “How can this happen in the U.S.?” We are dedicated to reverse this trend. The proceeds of our fundraising go directly to online tutoring programs, teacher training, reading tutors and literacy awareness.


"Beneath the Helmet"  WE THE PEOPLE RADIO




As a deputy platoon commander in the 101st Paratrooper Brigade, Aviv was responsible for the safety and logistical needs of his soldiers. He grew up in the Golan Heights and spent several years in New Jersey when he was a child. At 23, he was in charge of 120 soldiers and was Eden Adler’s directcommander. Having now completed his army service, Aviv will be commencing studies at the Technion in Haifa


Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front is a coming-of-age story which follows the journey of five Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the army to defend their country. At the age of 18, away from their homes, families and friends these young individuals undergo a demanding, inspiring journey, revealing the core of who they are and who they want to be.

From the creators of the PBS-featured documentary film Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference, Beneath the Helmet illustrates how these young men and women are defending not only their homes, but also the values of peace, equality, opportunity, democracy, religious tolerance and women’s rights. The lessons they learn along the way are lessons that can be appreciated, understood and internalized by the film’s main target audience.




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