Our Dyslexic Children
OUR FILM ~ OUR STORY
Our Dyslexic Children began principal photography in 2018. The community-funded, non-profit documentary film runs 44 minutes.
In 2010, a group of parents in a suburban school district near Columbus, Ohio discovered their children had something in common – they could not read. They were languishing in a reading intervention program and their dyslexia was not being identified or remediated as is required by federal law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The group banded together to form the grassroots organization, Upper Arlington Kids Identified with Dyslexia (UA-KID). Together they filed a systemic, group complaint with the Ohio Department of Education and the district was found in violation on all three allegations. Then, they formed a partnership with the district and now work shoulder to shoulder to deliver the nationally recognized early literacy program they built together.
This film was made to offer a roadmap for parents to advocate on behalf of all children.
2020 World Premier + Zoom Panel
On Thursday, May 21st, 2020 we had our digital world premiere and Zoom panel discussion moderated by Executive Producer Brett Tingley, which featured experts in the field of dyslexia including: Emily Hanford, Brenda Louisin, Joy Palmer and Michael Bucey. The film premiere had over 20k views by the end of the first day, and we had over 340 participants in the panel discussion, which was nothing shy of amazing!
Phase I - COMPLETED
Secure educational services for our children with dyslexia in Upper Arlington, OH.
Phase 2 - COMPLETED
Create a state-wide coalition to organize parent groups in Ohio to secure educational services for their children with dyslexia.
Phase 3 - COMPLETED
Fundraise $50,000 and produce ‘Our Dyslexic Children’ documentary to capture lessons learned and inspire families to fight to secure educational services for their children with dyslexia.
Phase 4 - CUrRENT
Establish non-profit and raise $50,000-100,000 to support, organize and mobilize parent groups, specifically building out a dynamic website with meaningful content, growing our social media presence and coaching parent groups to secure educational services for their dyslexic children.
Please support our efforts through The Columbus Foundation, your help online can make all the difference.