In the fall of 1999, a group of people met at the conference sponsored by the Pittsburgh Regional Group of the Pennsylvanian Branch–International Association Dyslexia Association. We had all been touched by dyslexia in our families. We had all watched our children struggle with learning to read. We knew the type of instructional, emotional support and grit that kids need to overcome dyslexia.
As we said that day … “although our kids are fine – many in college and beyond – we know we are blessed. We found the resources our kids needed in private schools with private tutors. Not all children in Pittsburgh are blessed with finding these resources – but they should be.” As we said that day … “this should not be so difficult…it should not be so expensive.”
Overcoming dyslexia takes grit and tenacity. Opening this school took grit and tenacity.
Following are the highlights of our journey: