Proclamation - October 2021 - Dyslexia Awareness Month - Mark It Read!

September 27, 2021
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WHEREAS, Dyslexia is a neurobiological learning disability that is characterized by an unexpected difficulty in learning to read. With proper diagnosis, instruction and support, individuals with dyslexia can learn to read accurately and fluently, and lead a successful life; and

WHEREAS, Dyslexia is hereditary and not due to a lack of intelligence or desire to learn; and

WHEREAS, Dyslexia affects 20 percent of the population and represents 80 to 90 percent of all those with learning disabilities; and

WHEREAS, Awareness initiatives across Alberta will empower families and educators, and advocate for resources in our schools so students with dyslexia can achieve reading success. 
NOW THEREFORE, I, Brian Saunderson, Mayor of the Town of Collingwood,

DO HEREBY PROCLAIM October 2021 as “Dyslexia Awareness Month” in the Town of Collingwood. 

Dated this 1st day of October, 2021