Dyslexia Awareness Month: maaps ED writes about her journey


We’re sharing this wonderful and important piece written by the Executive Director of maaps*, Elizabeth Becker. Elizabeth’s journey through a maaps school, shared in honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, is an inspiration!   Elizabeth writes:

“This is what someone with dyslexia looks like. These pictures capture two life-changing days in my life. The first is from my first day of three years attending Landmark School (1988 – check out that ‘80s hair!), and the second, taken 21 years later in 2019, is when I earned an honorary full diploma from Landmark School and served as their Graduation Day speaker. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and I wanted to share the story and picture of what a person with dyslexia looks like – me! – and to thank the educators at schools across the country that work with non-traditional learners, like me. The expertise and creativity of these specialized educators changed my life.”


Read the article here.


*The Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps) was founded in 1978 as a statewide association of schools dedicated to providing educational programs and services to students with special needs, particularly students who require specialized education programs and services as guaranteed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 766. maaps represents 81 member schools serving approximately 6,800 children with special needs from Massachusetts and other states and countries. maaps’ mission is to represent private special education schools in their goal of providing the highest quality education to students with special needs. For more information, please visit www.maaps.org.  For a directory of maaps members, please contact maaps at info@maaps.org.

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