Mayor Saffo Proclaims October 2019 Dyslexia Awareness Month

On October 1, as representatives of The Hill School of Wilmington stood by, Mayor Bill Saffo proclaimed October 2019, Dyslexia Awareness Month. The proclamation was made at the October Wilmington City Council meeting.

Representing The Hill School during Mayor Saffo's proclamation are Executive Director Susan Harrell with students Jorja Smith and Emmy Teer.

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that affects the way the brain processes information, causing difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Individuals with dyslexia often struggle with skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.


Dyslexia is a lifelong condition, affecting approximately one in five people, but with proper supports, many people with dyslexia can learn to read and write well. Early identification and treatment is the key to helping individuals with dyslexia achieve in school and in life.


Dyslexia Awareness Month was created by The International Dyslexia Association and takes place over the month of October each year. For more information on how you can help promote #dyslexiaawareness, visit their website at https://dyslexiaida.org.

Dyslexia Awareness Month 2019 Proclamation

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