Decoding Dyslexia VA (DDVA) is currently working on a project entitled “Faces of Dyslexia in Virginia”. The project was originally envisioned to help personalize our stories when we meet with lawmakers, but it could be used for any type of dyslexia awareness a family might be engaged in. It is intended to be a quick read that shows the strengths of our kids as well as their struggles. In the picture below, you will find an example story of one of our members. Although her picture will be shown in the book, for the purpose of this post a self-portrait has been chosen.
If you would like to participate, please use the link below, to insert a picture of your child and a paragraph telling their story. Parents have offered the opportunity to their kids to write/dictate anything they wish or guided them with questions to encourage expression. Please note: your submission must be able to fit in this one page format.
UPDATES: Having trouble opening the link to “Your Child’s Page”? No worries! The link simply provides a template as a guide. It models that a portion of your page will highlight your picture while the other portion is for your paragraph. This template gives you the star border you see posted on our FB/Blog example. You may submit your page with your own choice of border or simply not use a border at all. The most important thing is that your page comes to us in a ONE PAGE format. Remember, there is no age limit to this project…we would love all submissions!
Submissions and questions regarding this project can be sent to