Since April 2012, the Donegan Burns Foundation has offered the Dyslexia Testing and Intervention Grant awarding thousands of dollars in the fight toward literacy. This private foundation has made it a goal to help those underservedwith dyslexia. The grants, which are intended to assist with teacher education, equipment, testing, and intervention, are available to schools, afterschool programs and nonprofit organizations that work with children. The foundation’s funding helps to intervene before at-risk children with dyslexia reach third grade. With this support, these children can—and do—learn to read. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000, and interested applicants can seek funding each year for up to three consecutive years. To get started, potential applicants should submit a letter of inquiry. The foundation will respond to the inquiry within 60 days. If the potential applicant meets the grant specifications, the foundation will then ask for a full proposal.
The Anne Ford Scholarship is granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD, who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2018.
Developed by the Dyslexia Training Institute, Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia is a kit designed for use by individuals or groups of experienced teachers, teacher-training candidates, practitioners, immediate and extended family members, or anyone interested in learning more about dyslexia and what those with dyslexia often experience with reading, writing, and processing.
Noah Text is a specialized text font designed to help new readers, struggling readers, and those with dyslexia. The special text design increases both reading fluency and reading speed, allowing individuals to have a more relaxed reading experience.