What the Holidays Mean When You Can't Read

October means Halloween fun. It is also Dyslexia Awareness Month. Children with reading challenges like dyslexia can’t read the instructions on how to carve a pumpkin or the names of the candies they like best or the cards they get wishing them a Happy Halloween. They can’t even clearly mark their calendar for the day because dyslexia is so closely associated with dysgraphia, affecting handwriting, spelling and the ability to put thoughts on paper.

Please help us make the next Halloween a truly special time for a child with reading challenges. Your donation will go into our scholarship fund, to help girls and boys who need our specialized, one-on-one tutoring to learn to read. Our goal is to never turn away a child for financial reasons.

The Windy Row Learning Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit that provides multisensory tutoring for children with reading (and math) challenges, including dyslexia. Since 2003, as the only resource of our type in the entire Monadnock Region, Windy Row has tutored nearly 200 children who read well below grade level if at all. In one year of tutoring, we turn their lives around.

We have been called “one of the most effective programs for children” with dyslexia and other reading challenges. Your contribution will enable us to continue our work. 

From traffic signs to the labels on medicine, from job applications to a favorite book, from choosing a favorite costume to enjoying a Halloween joke, so much of life depends on our ability to read. Please join us in giving a child the gift of reading. 

Anne M., Windy Row Parent: “We are so very grateful to have Windy Row in our lives. Our daughter’s enthusiasm for and confidence in her reading skills continue to grow every week. The work you do amazes us and we look forward to continuing to be part of the community of Windy Row.”