NY Dyslexia Awareness Day 2017 at The Capitol
Meet New Yorkers from across the state who care about Dyslexia! Hear from expert speakers and a panel of consumers. Connect with organizations who can provide help and resources. Visit with legislators and share your experiences and knowledge about Dyslexia.
Attendees can also observe legislative proceedings and the adoption of Dyslexia Day Legislative Resolutions in the Assembly and the Senate!
Tours of the Capitol will be offered at various times throughout the afternoon. Please let us know if you are interested in a tour.
Take a look at this inspirational video featuring the students at the Mary McDowell Friends School and their commentary about Dyslexia.
9am-9:30am Greetings & Refreshments
9:30am-10am Welcome Remarks & Opening Video
*Assembly Member Simon, Senator Golden, and others
10am-11am Expert Presentations
*Amy Margolis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology, Columbia University Medical Center, Director of Neuropsychology, Brooklyn Learning Center
*Carolyn Strom, PhD, Professor of Education at New York University
11am-11:30am Panel of People with Dyslexia
*Senator David Carlucci, students with Dyslexia and others
11:30am-12pm Legislative Tips and PSA
12pm-3pm Visits with Legislators
Can I host an informational table?
Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a table with information on your organization or other resources for people with Dyslexia.
Who can I contact with any questions?
To RSVP, call Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon’s district office at 718-246-4889.
For any other questions, please call Assemblymember Simon’s Albany office at 518-455-5426 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I find my legislators?
Please let us know who your legislators are and we will help you make appointments.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
There is no need to bring a copy of your ticket. Your ticket will be used to indicate your willingness to meet with legislators and help the organizers know the number of participants attending the event.
Will food and refreshments be provided?
Coffee and juice will be available in the morning.
Lunch will not be provided but attendees can bring their own lunch or purchase lunch from the cafeteria. We recommended that you get your lunch ahead of time because the cafeteria is located outside of the security area and the lines are generally long during the lunch hour.