The IDA-AL Board held a two-day retreat in Birmingham at Spring Valley School on January 19-20. The Board retreat ended with a luncheon at Ross Bridge Clubhouse Restaurant celebrating the three-year anniversary of the initial “Alabama Dyslexia Friends’ Meeting of the Minds”. Members of the dyslexia community from across Alabama joined the IDA-AL Board for this celebration!
In January 2015, the initial Meeting of the Minds resulted in the unification of the dyslexia support community in Alabama and in the writing of the Dyslexia Amendments to the Alabama Administrative Code. These amendments were adopted unanimously by the Alabama State Board of Education on October 8, 2015 and are REQUIRED for implementation in ALL Alabama schools.
Parents, teachers, educational administrators, and other dyslexia advocates met at Ross Bridge Clubhouse Restaurant again in January 2018 to celebrate our successes and to plan for the future of our dyslexia advocacy efforts. While many of our original dyslexia goals have been accomplished, needed next steps became clear as this 2018 Meeting of the Minds generated a wealth of ideas