Voice Advocacy Center
In her research, she heard the word “dyslexia” and KNEW it was the unknown name that had robbed Latecia all these years of reading, writing, and spelling. She enrolled in Latecia in a private school, The Phoenix Academy that offered a multi-sensory reading program that worked for children with dyslexia, and in one year she went from a non-reader to a third-grade reader! Having an appropriate method made ALL the difference!
Clarice knew there were other parents who were probably experiencing the same trials, frustrations, and lack of resources that she had and sure enough there were more parents just like her! She began to attend special education trainings (locally and nationally), became a member of key disability organizations, collaborated and held trainings in the community, volunteered for Special Olympics, and begin to attend Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Transition Planning meetings with parents as a volunteer. She has over 2000 hours of Special Education Advocacy Training and is a Dyslexia Consultant with the ability to screen children for dyslexia.
In 2012, she Incorporated Voice Advocacy Center(VAC) as a nonprofit business because families of children in special education or those struggling with the impact of dyslexia had no available resources in the form of advocacy or dyslexia tutoring to assist them. VAC is an approved supplemental Educational Service Provider for the Nebraska Department of Education. Her passion to serve families of children with disabilities is to ensure that children receive “appropriate” education and receive an evidence-based method to address dyslexia.