Our original group formed in the fall of 2014. We started out as a group of parents at one school seeking to help each other with resources for our dyslexic children. Very quickly others heard about it and people from other schools started to come. Our group has grown to include more than 20 parents from a variety of schools both public and private. We have had several guest speakers on topics such as Defining Dyslexia, Structured Writing, and Multi-Sensory Language Learning.
Group leaders Kate Halfon and Amanda Szakats met Tobie Meyer, State Director for Decoding Dyslexia at the International Dyslexia Association conference in the Fall 2014 and became affiliated with Decoding Dyslexia and supportive of its legislative efforts shortly thereafter. Our goals are:
Parent Support Each child is unique and each family has an unique story. With regular meetings we share ideas on what has worked and not worked as we advocate for our children.
Public Outreach/Education We host or send information out about local events to raise awareness and educate parents, teachers,and the community about dyslexia.
Working with School Districts We are identifying ways that we can work with our local school districts to improve support for all children with dyslexia.
Connecting We hope to share resources, hook in to other Decoding Dyslexia events in California and collaborate on promoting statewide policy change regarding dyslexia and public education.
Dyslexia Support meetings: Parents discuss their challenges and how to best support their children. We share information, resources, ideas, and offer each other advocacy support. Educators are also welcome.
We meet the first Monday @ 7pm of every month (unless otherwise specified).
There is no meeting in April because of the conflict with so many spring breaks and our May meeting has been moved to May 14 to accommodate our guest speaker’s schedule.
Church of the Resurrection
399 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill