Having a relatable story connects you to community and helps people who are not dyslexic/LD understand and empathize with your experience. Learn the qualities of a good story—truthfulness, stickiness (or the quality of being memorable) and practice.
An IEP is the legally mandated framework for starting your child in special education and getting her the services she needs. Fill out the PDF below fill with your child (ideally 8 or older) and use when talking with a teacher or an IEP planning team. Visit Classroom Accommodations for more information.
One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to prepare your child for their IEP. Your child has the right to be there and to make their voice heard. It also helps them put the IEP into action because they helped architect the plan.
Dear Colleague Letter
Here is the legal explanation issued by the Department of Education on why your child's good grades do not preclude her from having a disability protected by the law and from getting accommodations.