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Parent Support

You are your child's #1 advocate!

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You’re here because your child learns differently and you want to learn how to help them. Perhaps you suspect dyslexia or ADHD or you were told by someone that your child may have these conditions.  Perhaps your child has already been tested and diagnosed, but you have questions about the results. Maybe you’re navigating the IEP process and feel confused and overwhelmed. Either way, here are some resources to equip you in your journey. 

If you live in Ohio, check out this list of parent support organizations and groups in Ohio

Take advantage of the free workshops and resources at the Dyslexia Alliance for Black Children !

Scroll down and check out the resources on this page, which are organized according to most frequently asked questions by parents navigating this process. 

There are 3 ways you can find information on this page. Find what works for you! 

1- You can watch Dr. M's YouTube channel for short, engaging, informative videos on Dyslexia, ADHD, and more! 

2-You can also browse the topics listed below to find what you are looking for. 

3- Or you can use the search bar to type in questions or keywords (ex: what is dyslexia?). 




How to pursue testing  for ADHD, dyslexia, and related learning differences.



  • Information on specific tests you should expect evaluators to provide for dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and ADHD evaluations

  • Who is qualified to offer the testing

  • The difference between district testing and private testing

  • How to get your child tested -- even when your school/district says it is not necessary

After the evaluation

What do I do after my child has been evaluated?



  • Understanding the evaluator's report ​

  • Commonly recommended accommodations and treatment options for dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and ADHD​

  • What to do if you don't agree with the school evaluation​

  • How to hold your child's school responsible ​

  • When you might need a special education advocate and lawyer and how to find them.

IEPs and 504s

All about the IEP and 504


  • What is an IEP meeting and how do I prepare for it? 

  • What is the difference between an IEP and a 504?

  • What do I do if the 504 plan doesn’t seem to be working?

  • The district is only allowing my child a 504 but I believe they need an IEP. How do I advocate for this? 

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