The Dyslexia Awareness Network (DAN) is a not-for-profit corporation, started in January 2014 by staff of the former Children’s Dyslexia Center of Illinois. Joined by parents and local tutors and teachers, DAN operates with the mission to improve the lives of children and individuals with dyslexia, and related learning disabilities, through high-quality, professional development for teachers, the public and the families of the students it supports.
DAN promotes research-based approaches that teach reading the way children and individuals actually learn. Related methods have been derived from the work of the late Samuel T. Orton and others.
Working as partners with schools, teachers, parents and other experts, DAN strives to eliminate educational inequities and create excellent learning opportunities for all students.