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Dyslexia Day at the Capitol 2024

January 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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DYSLEXIA DAY 2024 – Wednesday, January 31
What to Wear:
Light blue if you have it
Comfortable shoes
What to Bring:
*YOUR PICTURE ID* – you will not be allowed access to the Capitol without this!
Any items you signed up to bring

Driving to and parking at the Capitol:
We usually use the Pete Hackney Parking Deck (162 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE). Waze will get you there. The cost is $10 and CREDIT CARD only. Other directions/parking options are nearby. If you do park on the street, plan to have the ParkMobile app on your phone to pay for parking.
From the Pete Hackney parking deck, you may walk outside on the street to the Capitol (206 Washington Street). To access the (covered) walking sky bridges from Pete Hackney, take the elevators to the 5th floor. Take the 1st bridge to the Butler Parking Deck. Take the 2nd set of elevators to the Bridge Level. Take the 2nd bridge into the Floyd Building. You will have to go through security at the Floyd Building and cross the lobby and exit to the street.

MARTA: Georgia State Station. Exit station through Floyd Building and walk across street to the Capitol.

Once inside the Capitol, you must show your ID and run personal items through the metal detector. You will be on the 1st floor. Take the elevators or stairs to the 2nd floor to find room 230.

Dyslexia Day Schedule:
9:00 – gather outside CAP 230; we plan a photo on the North Stairs. We will have a brief meeting to discuss the plans for the day and hand out stickers and information packets for your legislators
9:15 – Photo on North stairs. We have invited selected legislators to join us. If you want to, invite your legislators, please let them know we will be at the North stairs right around 9:15.
9:40 – We will hand out packets for people to take to legislative offices. Pass these out either before or after time in the Senate/House galleries to the offices or ask legislators to the ropes to give them the folder in person.
9:50 – we will head into the Senate/House galleries to hear the reading of the resolutions. Session starts at 10 AM. Galleries are on the Fourth Floor!
TBD – work the ropes
TBD – Lunch in Room Capitol 230 from 11:15-12:45. 

1/4/2024 MESSAGE FROM DDGA: Mark your calendars for Dyslexia Day 2024! It will be Wednesday, January 31st at the Georgia State Capitol from 8:30 AM- 1:30 PM. We plan to invite legislators to join us for lunch, have a group photo on the Capitol staircase and meet our legislators to #SayDyslexia. Families are welcome and for students of all ages, this is a great way to engage in the legislative process and see our state government in action.
We do have some needs which parents can easily fill by signing up to bring some food items listed in the Sign Up Genius here (and bring the day of!). We also are glad to receive donations with the help of International Dyslexia Association Georgia Branch @idageorgia to support this great day of outreach.
Sign Up Genius

In Sign Up Genius, please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. Please send contributions to IDA-GA either via credit card on their website (and put Dyslexia Day 2024 in the “in honor of” field) or by mailing a check made out to IDA-GA (please note for Dyslexia Day 2024) to their address listed on this web page

Dyslexia Day 2024 is January 31st, 2024 at the Capitol in Atlanta.

#saydyslexia #parents #dyslexiaday2024

12/2023 MESSAGE FROM DDGA: Add your company/school to the list of Community Partners for Dyslexia Day at the Capitol on January 31, 2024. We put together signage that is at the event to recognize our Community Partners, and we do ask you to consider donating to the costs associated with putting on our event via a Sign Up Genius in early January; we do not require you to make a donation to participate as a Community Partner, but we greatly appreciate it if you do.

Decoding Dyslexia Georgia is an independent, grassroots, volunteer-based group that does not have any outside funding, save for what we ask our Community Partners to contribute. Thank you for supporting our work across Georgia.

Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/cx7mXv 


January 31
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Georgia State Capitol