DDCA in the Community

December 9th, 2020
DDCA leaders, Megan Potente, Lori DePole and Rachel Hurd spent time earlier this month with Leslie Zoroya at Los Angeles County Office of Education learning about the exciting Science of Reading initiatives that are happening at LACOE.  Learn more here.




March 14th, 2018
Decoding Dyslexia CA Regional Leader – Los Angeles, Pam Cohen, hosts a DDCA booth at the Los Angeles Branch of the International Dyslexia Association’s annual conference.

June 20th, 2017
Decoding Dyslexia CA Regional Leaders – Los Angeles, Pam Cohen and Sherry Rubalcava advocate for a LAUSD School Board Dyslexia Resolution.  The resolution passed on 6/20/2017.

February 25th, 2017
DDCA leading a 3-hour session on dyslexia for CA Special Education Teachers at the CARS+ Annual Convention in Sacramento. Featuring Kathy Feinberg Futterman, Jamie Cackler Bennetts, and Tobie Piowaty-Palmer Meyer. A special thanks to the President of CARS+, Joyce L Childs, for inviting us to participate in their annual event.









October 2016
Kathy Feinberg Futterman, Ed. D.(candidate), CSUEB Adjunct Faculty – Kicks off 3-part Contra Costa SELPA Professional Development Series on Dyslexia!







July 14, 2016
Cal State East Bay, Decoding Dyslexia CA (DDCA) and the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA) sponsored 32 participants (comprised primarily of public school teachers representing 16 different school districts) at a 4-day Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham workshop hosted at the Cal State East Bay’s Concord campus. The workshop focused on a data driven, clinical, multisensory, phonetic, teacher guided Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling in whole classroom, small group and one-to-one settings.






May 7, 2016
Rachel Hurd representing for San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs and DDCA presenting the Dyslexia Resolution for CA PTA!









April 28, 2016
DDCA is excited to partner with CA Speech-Language -Hearing Association (CSHA) at their Annual Convention this week for a panel discussion on AB 1369 and Dyslexia









October 2016
DDCA Regional Leader Judith Reising presented at the 2016 annual California Association of School Psychologists Convention.






DDCA Regional Leaders & Support Group Leaders hosting a table at Chapman University Dyslexia Conference.  Stacey Bower Cavaglieri, Jennifer Tanner, Lisa Klipfel, Irene Granados Tackett, Stephanie Setmire, Pam Arceo!








Los Angeles Regional Leaders Pam Cohen & Sherry Rubalcava, President and Vice-President of the Los Angeles Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, and families from LAUSD testify in support of a LAUSD Resolution recognizing October as Dyslexia Awareness Month.  To watch this video click on the link below to be redirected to LAUSD.  The dyslexia hearing begins at about 27:00.  You can also click on the “index” and select the 4th item.



Stacey Cavaglieri @ Poway Unified School Board requesting the District acknowledge and act on HR 275 recognizing October as Dyslexia Awareness Month 8/23/16

Tracy Block-Zaretsky @ Local School Board Meeting 9/16/15

Stacey Cavaglieri @ Local School Board Meeting 9/16/15

Haley Cavaglieri @ Local School Board Meeting 8/24/15

Michelle Perry @ Local School Board Meeting 8/24/15

Tracy Block-Zaretsky @ Local School Board Meeting 8/24/15