Dyslexia Road, a new nonprofit organization, is launching today in Phoenix, Ariz. to support families with children experiencing dyslexia. The organization is founded by Christine Alm, Christi Brink, Maggie Freeman and Colleen Luke, a group of mothers whose children are navigating a dyslexia diagnosis. They are guided by an advisory board comprised of Courtney Levinus, Kate Moore, Jami Reagan and Whitney Stein, experts in their respective fields.

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Dyslexia Road is dedicated to bringing community resources and knowledge to families as they experience the journey from initial dyslexia symptoms to confirmed diagnoses and treatment plans. The organization will create a network of Arizona-based families and dyslexia specialists to provide a supportive, convenient and comprehensive space to learn more about dyslexia and help provide an educational path for students.

“While we recognize that each of our experiences is unique, we have all found support and wisdom within the community,” said Colleen Luke, co-founder of Dyslexia Road. “We want to help other families learn more about dyslexia, provide support as they make decisions for their children, and ultimately, help children realize their potential with the correct intervention and instruction.”

Dyslexia is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an individual’s ability to read and comprehend written language. It is estimated that 1 in 5 people have dyslexia, making it the most common learning disability. Early and effective intervention can greatly help children with dyslexia achieve reading and academic success.

For more information on Dyslexia Road and how to join the community, visit www.dyslexiaroad.org.