Carol Sadler
Special Education Consultant/Advocate
1105 Rock Pointe Look
Woodstock, GA 30188

I am a lay Parent Advocate assisting parents of children with disabilities in school IDEA, 504 and SST meetings. I am a former CHADD and LDA Coordinator, graduate of the 1st GA Advocacy Office PLSP legal training course and most importantly parent of two children with various disabilities.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Senate Study Update and CALL TO ACTION

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From: Colleen O'Toole []
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2018 3:23 PM
To: Colleen Beguiristain
Subject: Senate Study Update and CALL TO ACTION


If you did not get a chance to see the live stream video from the first meeting- click the link below to watch it.  Senator Millar clearly states Georgia is late to the game!  He states that only 1 out of 3 students read proficiently by 3rd grade in the state of Georgia!  Despite legislative efforts to mandate reading by 3rd grade!  He states that we are the only state in the Southeast doing nothing for Dyslexia!  I think he is serious about change for Dyslexics!

Senate Study Committee Meeting Aug. 17th at 10Am

As the Study Committee prepares for its second meeting on Sept. 14th, we would like to ask supporters to take the time to email the three Senators on the committee to let them know why this an important issue to you.  Watch the video and give them your feedback re: the direction of the committee- be thoughtful and KIND in your responses to these Senators- they have the power to make or break us this session!

The Senators are Chairman Fran Millar (, Senator Gloria Butler (, and Senator Matt Brass (

Please also EMAIL YOUR SENATORS let them know you are following the Senate Study Committee On Dyslexia and that you hope they are too- and that you are hopeful they will support our efforts in ensuring better outcomes for Dyslexic students in the public school systems!

Here is the agenda for this week's Senate Study Panel, September 14th at 10 am in room 307 of the Coverdell Legislative Building If you can, please consider attending the meeting in person as well. There will be time for public comment. If you cannot attend, you can livestream the meeting.

10:00am Chairman Millar – purpose, direction, emails from constituents, future dates and introductions of speakers


10:10am Public testimony - Sign-up is before the meeting starts. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign-up.


10:30am Susan Adams, Deputy Commissioner for Pre-K and Instructional Support Services

Georgia Department of Early Childcare and Learning (DECAL)

Dyslexia Identification and Services in Georgia

10:45am Q&A


10:50am Dr. Marti Venn - Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

University System of Georgia (USG)

Teacher training and preparation

11:05am Q&A


11:10am Stephen Pruitt – President - SREB

Samantha Durrance- Policy Analyst - SREB

Southern Regional Education Board – SREB

What other states are doing for dyslexia

12:00pm Q&A


12:15pm Chairman Millar - Remarks and closing.

We appreciate the speakers for their time and commitment to this effort; Dr. Leslie Stuart, Dr. Caitlin Dooley and Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom.  They did a great job painting a picture of what Dyslexia is, what it looks like in the public school system and the issues around lack of knowledge about Dyslexia and the need for teacher training.  Thank you to everyone who has been following, commenting and supporting our efforts- we are hopeful!


Heather, Tina and Colleen

Decoding Dyslexia GA

Colleen O'Toole Beguiristain

Founding Member Decoding Dyslexia GA





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