Events

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Sep
11
Mon
Understanding the Special Education Process: IEP Basics & Beyond @ Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) Ed Roberts Campus
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

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“Understanding the Special Education Process: IEP Basics & Beyond”

DREDF Education Advocates provide an overview of the special education process, Section 504 and IDEA laws.

Where: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703 (campus is at Ashby BART station)
The Bernard Osher Foundation Education Center, First Floor
Date: 2nd Monday of the month (except August and December)
Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm (Pizza and drinks included!)
Must RSVP: iephelp@dredf.org or 510-644-2555 ext. 5227

See our training flyer!

Sep
29
Fri
Dyslexia & AB 1369 @ UC Merced
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Learn about:

  • Dyslexia
  • New Laws & Guidelines
  • Assessments & Intervention

Presenters:

  • Jeff Gilger, Ph.D., UC Merced
  • Kathy Futterman, Ed.D., CSU East Bay

Registration includes lunch.

For more information, click HERE for the flyer.

Oct
7
Sat
NorCal IDA Event: “The Science of Teaching Reading: What Students with Dyslexia Need to Learn and Why” with Margie Gillis @ Children's Health Council, Palo Alto
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Learn about engaging and effective strategies for teaching all readers

Learn how you can impact policy around reading instruction

Great for teachers, specialists, parents and administrators

There is a science to teaching reading and students with dyslexia need teachers who have that knowledge and experience applying it. Participants will learn engaging techniques for teaching a Structured Literacy approach – a method of instruction that teaches the structure of language while using key pedagogical principles to ensure that students master what they’re learning.

Dr. Margie Gillis is the president of Literacy How, Inc. She founded it in 2009 to provide professional opportunities for teachers on how best to implement research-based reading practices in the classroom. She is the co-founder and former president of Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities.

Oct
9
Mon
Dyslexia & Phonological Processing 101 @ Online Event
Oct 9 @ 12:00 am – Oct 15 @ 11:45 pm


Parents, Advocates and Teachers – join us for a FREE one-hour introductory webinar on Dyslexia and Phonological Processing with an emphasis on one of the most widely used and popular assessments for reading-related phonological processing skills –
the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP-2).


This pre-recorded webinar will be presented by international dyslexia expert Dr. Richard Wagner, Ph.D., Principal Investigator of NICHD Florida Learning Disabilities Research Center, Associate Director, Florida Center for Reading Research and Co-Author of the CTOPP-2.  Dr. Wagner is also a member of the CA Department of Education’s Dyslexia Work Group that are producing statewide dyslexia guidelines to be released in August.

This webinar is intended for parents, guardians, teachers and advocates.

Participants must pre-register for this free 1 hour webinar.

Webinar will only be available for viewing during the following specified times:

October 9th at 8:00 a.m. (PDT) through October 15th at 11:00p.m. (PDT)

On October 8th, you will receive an email with the link and a password to access the webinar.

Click HERE to download the flyer.

Sponsored By:

Decoding Dyslexia CA is a grassroots movement driven by California families, educators and professionals concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities within our public schools.  We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children, and inform policymakers on best practices to identify, remediate, and support students with dyslexia in CA public schools.

 

Susan Barton is the founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia and is recognized internationally as an expert in dyslexia.  She is in the Hall of Honor at the headquarters of the Internaitonal Dyslexia Association.  Her goal is to help parents, teachers, and others understand dyslexia so they can provide the appropriate help for dyslexics.  

 

 

 

Understanding the Special Education Process: IEP Basics & Beyond @ Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) Ed Roberts Campus
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

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“Understanding the Special Education Process: IEP Basics & Beyond”

DREDF Education Advocates provide an overview of the special education process, Section 504 and IDEA laws.

Where: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703 (campus is at Ashby BART station)
The Bernard Osher Foundation Education Center, First Floor
Date: 2nd Monday of the month (except August and December)
Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm (Pizza and drinks included!)
Must RSVP: iephelp@dredf.org or 510-644-2555 ext. 5227

See our training flyer!

Oct
12
Thu
Celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month @ Sutter Health Education Conference Center
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Learning Quest, the SLD Foundation, Mary Stuart Rodgers Foundation and Decoding Dyslexia of CA present “Celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month”. Speaker, Kristen Koeller, Instructional Coach from the Pleasanton School District, will present information on dyslexia, CDE guidelines and AB 1369, the new California legislation for dyslexia.

Seating is limited. The event is free.

 

 

Oct
14
Sat
Dyslexia: Identification, Remediation, Celebration @ Rancho Bernardo High School (LPR)
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Oct
15
Sun
Light it Red for Dyslexia Awareness, Sundial Bridge & Convention Center Fountain @ Sundial Bridge & Convention Center Fountain
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Light it Red for Dyslexia Awareness, Sundial Bridge & Convention Center Fountain, Worldwide Dyslexia Day.  Join us at the south end of the Sundial Bridge wear Red or Gray to help raise awareness for the 1 in 5 with Dyslexia and release of California Department of Education’s Dyslexia Guidelines.  This event is brought to you by the generous support of Lisa Riggs, Educational Counselor, Christina Anderson, Dyslexia Specialist – Master Certified Barton Reading Tutor, Darcy Thompson of Thompson Reading Clinic, Kathy Estes, Barton Tutor, and Rowell Family Empowerment Center.

Oct
16
Mon
Supporting Students with Dyslexia AB1369 Dyslexia Guidelines Overview @ Junction School - Elementary Campus Theater
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

California Department of Education’s Dyslexia Guidelines were released August 2017 per AB1369

Supporting Students with Dyslexia a Dyslexia Guidelines Overview

Date: Monday, October 16, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Junction School – Elementary Campus Theater 9087 Deschutes Road, Palo Cedro, CA

Presenters:

Theresa Costa Johansen – Policy & Program Services Unit Administrator, CDE

Richard Gifford – Ed. Programs Consultant, CDE

Audience: Site and district administrators, school psychologists, speech and language pathologist, district curriculum and reading specialists, teachers, others service providers, parents and community members.

Participants will: Explore the AB1369 CDE Dyslexia Guidelines with state level experts and have the opportunity to ask questions about the guidelines.

Meets LCAP Priority #2 and #7

Resources available at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/ac/dyslexia.asp

The California Dyslexia Guidelines (PDF; 2MB; New 14-Aug-2017) AB 1369, Statutes of 2015, requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop program guidelines for dyslexia.The guidelines will be used to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents to identify and assess pupils with dyslexia, and to plan, provide, evaluate, and improve educational services to pupils with dyslexia.

Federal Guidance

Dear Colleague: Dyslexia Guidance letter (PDF) dated October 23, 2015, from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services on the unique educational needs of children with dyslexia and other conditions identified as specific learning disabilities.

Senate Resolution 275 is a resolution calling on Congress, schools, and state and local educational agencies to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia that must be addressed and designating October 2015 as “National Dyslexia Awareness Month”.

Senate Resolution 576 is a resolution calling on Congress, schools, and state and local educational agencies to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia that must be addressed and designating October 2016 as “National Dyslexia Awareness Month”.

Oct
18
Wed
John Rodrigues – Dyslexia and ADHD @ JSerra Catholic High School
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.

Join us for our celebration at this FREE event with John Rodrigues. This event is for parents, students, and teachers. It will include an ice sculpting demonstration and book signing.

Join us for this inspiring evening!

John Rodrigues is author of the book, High School Dropout to Harvard. He is also a professional ice sculptor, public speaker, and dyslexia advocate. John was featured on the PBS program, Being You. He is the founder of ThinkLexic, a nonprofit organization which rethinks and reframes education for the 8 million K-12 students with dyslexia.

Click here for a flyer

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