Assemblymember Simon and Miya Ali, Muhammad Ali’s Daughter, Will Kick off the First Ever Dyslexia Diagnosis Day

Miya Ali will discuss her Dyslexia experience

Brooklyn, NY – On Monday, October 2nd, 2017, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn) will help kick-off the first ever global Dyslexia Diagnosis Day, conceived of by actor, activist and author Ameer Baraka, who did not learn to read until he was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 23 while incarcerated. The Brooklyn event will focus on the need to educate people about dyslexia, the need to screen more young kids for dyslexia, which too often goes unidentified, and the state’s efforts to address this issue.

Who:Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Senator Martin Golden, Assembly Education Committee Chair Catherine Nolan, and Assemblymembers Jo Anne Simon and Robert Carroll.

Miya Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali.

Leland Hardy, Co-Founder of the Dyslexia Awareness Foundation.

Students, Parents, and Head of School Debbie Zlotowitz from the Mary McDowell Friends School.

Dyslexia Advocates, including Marcus Soutra, President, Eye to Eye.

What:The first ever Dyslexia Diagnosis Day, which kicks off October’s Dyslexia Awareness Month, with special guest Miya Ali.

When:Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 12:30pm

Where:Mary McDowell Friends School, 20 Bergen St., Brooklyn (between Court & Smith St.).