Peninsula Dyslexia Support Group

We are a group of parents/caregivers and educators who get together monthly to offer support, share ideas and resources, and empower each other as we experience the successes and challenges of supporting children with dyslexia, and other processing or learning differences.  Typically, our meetings include a guest speaker, but sometimes we just talk and share ideas.

The group is parent/caregiver-moderated and free.  It is intended to be a safe place where parents can freely share what they are going through with others who understand.  Members who have managed similar challenges are able to offer insight, experience and support.

When: Generally the 2nd Monday of the month, September – May, 6:30-8:00 pm. 

Location: Meetings will continue to be held on Zoom with some casual in-person coffee meet-ups! RSVP to for the details on how to join the meeting.

2023 Dates
January 26:  Coffee Meetup in Burlingame 10-11am 
February 13:  Group discussion of  Emily Hanford’s “Sold a Story” podcast series
March 13:  Math Cognition and Dyslexia, with UCSF Dyslexia Center
May 8: Life Design for Students with Dyslexia: Nurturing Strengths, Nichole Ofeish,Ph.D., Director of the Schwab Learning Center at Children’s Health Council

We are always looking to expand our reach; please help us spread the word to other parents in your schools and community.  We are also exploring ideas around small outdoor gatherings/play dates.  If that’s something that interests you, please email us!

Leader/Contact information:
Melinda Saunders, Virginia Blackwell Merwin, Jennifer Zimring, Jennifer Salma, Wendy McDowell, and Nicole Emens,