Support Groups

Do you know a bright child who struggles to read or write? Are you having trouble navigating the special education process, but don’t know where to turn?  Research shows that 1 out of 5 students struggle with reading and spelling.  You are not alone.  Meet us for a casual evening of support and discussion.  You will learn more about the Decoding Dyslexia CA movement and have a chance to meet with other parents of children with dyslexia.

In addition to the local support groups listed below, join the DDCA Private Facebook group for parents/guardians to connect with other families for virtual support.

Join one of our groups listed below, by DDCA Region, north to south.
Contact us at, if you are interested in forming a group in your community! 

Greater Sacramento Area Virtual Group

Upper and Middle Central Valley:
Central  Valley Group – meets in Modesto
Tracy Group – meets in Tracy

North Bay:
Sonoma County – no longer meeting; you’re welcome to attend another group that meets online.

Marin County  – If you are a parent/caregiver in this area, feel free to attend another group that meets online and/or reach out to DDCA Support Contact, Minna Kim, for local support. 

San Francisco/Peninsula:
San Francisco Group – meets on Zoom 
Peninsula Group – meets on Zoom (Redwood City, Burlingame, Los Altos, Mountain View, etc.)

San Francisco South Bay:
Santa Clara County Group – meets on Zoom on the last Wednesday of the month. RSVP at

San Francisco East Bay:
Central Contra Costa Group – coffee meet-ups alternating in Walnut Creek and Lafayette areas and will join the Zoom meetings hosted by the San Francisco Peninsula Group (Mt. Diablo and Lamorinda school district areas)
Tri-Valley Group – meets on Zoom (San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, etc.)

Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Group – meet on Zoom (greater Los Angeles Area)
LA-South Bay Group – not currently meeting, please attend the Los Angles Group

Orange County:
Huntington Beach Group – meets in Huntington Beach
South Orange County Group – not currently meeting, but you’re welcome to attend another group that meets online.

San Diego / Imperial Counties
San Diego Group – meets on Zoom 
North County Group – meets on Zoom (Carlsbad, etc.)