Hi, My name is Hilary. I am a mom to a child with severe Dyslexia, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder,
and a Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder.
I started this group to help parents navigate the world of Special Education for children who have Dyslexia.
I believe in mandated Dyslexia screening in Kindergarten thru 2nd grade in public schools in America in all 50 states. This group is to help parents get more support and help from schools.
It contains lives on Wednesday at 4:30 EST for support, training, and legal updates.
I received my bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Denver. I then went on to earn a Graduate Level Paralegal Degree at the University of San Diego.
My child was diagnosed with ADHD and Auditory Processing Disorder at age 6. She wasn't diagnosed with severe Dyslexia affecting reading, writing, and math until age 7. We secured our first IEP (Individual Education Plan at age 6. At the time we were living in CA. She did not receive reading intervention using Orton Gillingham or multi-sensory from Public School. I hired a private tutor trained in Wilson to work with her starting from the time she was seven. She is currently working with another reading tutor using Barton even today at 14.
How did this become my passion?
We moved to Georiga in 2018, I became involved with Decoding Dyslexia Georgia, Decoding Dyslexia Military, Partners in Promise, and helping parents all over the USA.
When we moved to a more rural area with a huge Air Force base, I found:
Parents did not know how to get help
Parents did not know what help was available from the military and Tricare
Parents did not know what support could go on their child's IEP Individual Education Plan or 504 Plan.
I started this group in the middle of 2019 to more actively help parents of Dyslexic children and Active Duty Families.
My ex-husband is on Active Duty in the State of Georgia. Therefore, we are still connected to the military community both in CA, HI GA, and all over the world.
I help parents navigate the world of Dyslexia in schools without wasting time or money so they can focus on being parents.
Our Dyslexia Journey
1 hour zoom call to discuss one or two concerns about your child’s IEP. You must complete a questionnaire 24 hours in advance and submit the question ahead of time.
You must complete a questionnaire 24 hours in advance and submit the question ahead of time.
Topics to get support are:
Choosing a Private School