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Our Mission

The CARRD, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals who have reading difficulties/dyslexia become competent readers through research, assessment and intervention strategies.

The prevention and remediation of reading disabilities
Search for strategies that improve remedial processes
Provide educators and parents with current and appropriate knowledge regarding reading/learning disabilities
Provide interdisciplinary evaluation for readers of all ages
Promote the concerns relevant to reading disabilities
Educate the general public regarding reading/learning disabilities
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Gifts for donoRs

One in Five

A photo of a dyslexia awareness pendant that says "1 in 5"
For Decoding Dyslexia members, you can select one of these glass pendant necklaces:
A pink dyslexia awareness pendant
An orange dyslexia awareness pendant
A blue dyslexia awareness pendant
A yellow dyslexia awareness pendant

Every individual who makes a donation of $25 or more will receive a "One in Five" glass pendant necklace. Your donation will be used to help individuals with dyslexia and other reading difficulties become competent readers!

What is 1 in 5?

One in Five (1 in 5) refers to the number of individuals who have dyslexia (20%). We originally created our glass pendant necklaces for fundraising purposes, but we also want to use them to raise awareness. We hope that you will proudly wear your pendant and that others will ask you what "1 in 5" means.

CARRD, Inc. was approved as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code on August 18, 2010 (Approval Letter) . As a result, any contribution that you make to the CARRD, Inc. is tax deductible.

The "Reading Person 1 in 5" pendant necklace was inspired by Kim Jolley of Vetro Jewelry. She was a great resource for us. You can view her work at Thank you Kim!

When making a donation, please be sure to enter the address where you would like the "Reading Person 1 in 5" pendant necklace sent. On PayPal, indicate the type of necklace that you would like in the Purpose Box (Reading Person for the original pendant and the name of the state if you desire a particular State's Decoding Dyslexia pendant). If you do not care to use PayPal to make a donation, please send a check to: CARRD, Inc., 215 West Adams, Pittsburg, KS 66762-5133.
Our Books

I Have Dyslexia

Does your child have dyslexia? Do you have trouble helping your child understand what dyslexia is? If so, "I Have Dyslexia" is the perfect children's book for you and your child.

Approximately 20% of our nation's children have dyslexia. Because it could be difficult to explain dyslexia to children, we thought it would be a good idea to help parents and educators explain through a book. Even parents and teachers sometimes do not know everything about dyslexia. The topics covered in the "I Have Dyslexia" book include:

• What dyslexia is.
• That the child is not alone.
• That there are many individuals, including adults who have dyslexia.
• Speech and language development.
• How learning to speak is different from learning to read.
• How difficult it is to learn to read, even for people who do not have dyslexia.
• A description of how learning to read.
• The importance of learning the "code" when learning to read.
• That everyone uses different skills.
• That everyone has slightly different brains (neurodiversity) and how brains work.
• That people with dyslexia can become competent readers.

All of these topics are presented in a fashion that children can easily understand. Each page utilizes interesting and appealing illustrations. There are two versions of the "I Have Dyslexia" book: one with a boy on the front cover and one with a girl. About half of children with dyslexia are boys and about half are girls, so there are two versions of the book for each gender.

The "I Have Dyslexia" book costs $10.00 plus $1.50 for shipping. To order the "I Have Dyslexia" book, please enter "Boy" for the "I Have Dyslexia" with the boy on the front cover and/or enter "Girl" for the "I Have Dyslexia" with the girl on the front cover in the Purpose Box on the PayPal link. If you do not care to use PayPal, please send a check for $11.50 for each book that you desire indicating the type, "Boy" or "Girl," to: CARRD, Inc., 215 West Adams, Pittsburg, KS 66762-5133. We hope that you and your child or student enjoy the "I Have Dyslexia" book!
Cover of a book called "I have dyslexia" with a cartoon young boy readingA cover of a book called "I have dyslexia" with a cartoon of a young girl reading