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Events sponsored by Decoding Dyslexia CA (DDCA) are indicated on the events calendar.  Local events held by other organizations may also be listed that may be of interest to our members. DDCA does not endorse any specific program or company.

Road to Results Workshops: Practical Strategies to Accelerate Reading Achievement @ Dublin Holiday Inn
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am – Feb 27 @ 3:30 pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn effective reading strategies from our experts, practice explicit instruction, and exit ready to apply our evidenced-based solutions with your students. This workshop provides practical tips and tools on how to effectively implement processes that improve instructional strategies and student outcomes.  Complimentary registration is provided for administrators that attend with 2 or more registered staff members on the same day.


Click below for workshop information and the registration form.

K-1 Session Tuesday, February 26

2-5 Session  Wednesday, February 27


8:30 am – 3:30 pm
: 8:00 am – 8:30 am each day


Holiday Inn Dublin
6680 Regional Street
Pleasanton, CA  94568

* Complimentary products provided during workshops cannot be exchanged for store credit or replaced with alternative products.

Downloadable Flyer

Mar 12 @ 8:30 am – Mar 13 @ 4:00 pm


Bridging the Gap:  Bringing Acadience™ Data to Instruction is a 2-day collaborative learning experience where teachers learn how to leverage data, pinpoint skill deficits, and apply hands-on intervention strategies.
Click here for a workshop flyer and registration form.

K-1: Tuesday, March 12
2-6: Wednesday, March 13

8:30 am – 4:00 pm
: 8:00 am – 8:30 am each day

Napa Valley DoubleTree Hotel
3600 Broadway Street
American Canyon, CA  94503


Entrepreneurship & Neurodiversity Symposium @ Stanford University - Arrillaga Alumni Center
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Schwab Learning Center, in collaboration with the UCSF Dyslexia Center and the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, will host the inaugural Entrepreneurship and Neurodiversity Symposium.

The goals of the symposium are to educate attendees on the science of dyslexia, and other forms of learner variability, highlight the strengths of neuro-diverse thinkers and reduce the stigma associated with learning differences.

Advance online registration required. One registration per order per person. No refunds.

Account created during online registration must be for the person attending the conference (name, email, phone number, address).

Roadmap to College Success: A Conference for Students with Learning Disabilities @ Parents Helping Parents - Sobrato Center
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Transition from high school to college is a critical time in a student’s life and may be particularly challenging for students with learning disabilities.* Most students, and their parents, are not aware of the many resources available that may help students maximize their chances for a successful college experience. This informative and engaging conference, designed specifically for students with disabilities who plan to attend a two- or four-year college, will provide students, parents and professionals with valuable information and resources to help prepare students as they transition to college and to ensure that the years ahead are successful ones.

Conference highlights:

  • Tips for Student Success
  • Finding the “Right” College
  • Assistive Technology Demonstrations
  • Student Panel
  • Information Booths
  • Lunch and Materials Included

All students under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

*Conference appropriate for students with a Specific Learning Disability (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia), High Functioning Autism and/or ADHD, planning to attend a two-or four-year college.

Presented by PHP’s Assistive Technology Specialists, Jan Tuber, M.A, and Debbie Drennan, MSW.

DREDF FREE Workshop: Behavior and Mental Health @ Ed Roberts Campus
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


When behavior interferes with learning: connecting the dots between disability and mental health needs at school

Where: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA (campus is at Ashby BART station)
The Bernard Osher Foundation Education Center, First Floor
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm (Snacks included!)

Do you need an accommodation?

Please email Hongyu Min at to request an accommodation (e.g., Sign Language Interpreter, Real Time Captioning, materials in alternative formats) at least three (3) business days before the training

Slingerland Training @ San Francisco Friends School
Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm

For additional information and downloadable Teacher Application Form, please click here.

♦Multisensory structured language (STRUCTURED LITERACY) instructional techniques for speaking, listening, vocabulary, reading decoding, reading comprehension, spelling, handwriting, and written expression

♦Daily demonstration of teaching approach by a master teacher with a group of children in a classroom setting

♦Daily practicum opportunity for teacher participants to utilize newly-learned multisensory structured language strategies while working with one or two students each day in supervised one-hour sessions

♦Daily lecture period by instructors on history, philosophy, rationale, and background information related to use of multisensory structured language instructional strategies

♦Instruction in explicit strategies to develop vocabulary, promote fluency, and improve reading comprehension

♦Orientation and overview of screening, testing, and evaluation techniques for initial identification as well as assessment of student progress

♦Daily writing of lesson plans with written feedback from master teachers that can be used for later reference

♦Discussion and examples for use of the approach with students in various educational settings: classroom, small group, individual, educational therapy, or academic language therapy

♦Comprehensive instruction in the logic and structure of English [phonology-phonics-morphology-orthography- etymology-semantics-syntax-grammar]