Nominate an Educator!

Tell us who is doing an amazing job supporting your child’s learning style! We would love to recognize them!

Nominate an Educator!

Register Today!

More than talk. A virtual event featuring inspiring speakers.

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Local and national experts will share their stories and knowledge as we learn how to recognize good literacy instruction, navigate the system, support BIPOC learners, celebrate stories of success and advocate for change.


  • Parents: It’s Not Your Fault
  • Best Practices for Teaching Reading
  • School to Prison Pipeline and Reading
  • Culturally responsive techniques and tools
  • Navigating Sophisticated Racism: Cradle to Career
  • Dyslexia Panel
  • School, Community, Legislature: Where do we go from here?

Educators! PDU’s available for this event.

Sliding Scale! Ticket price from $10-$30. Register for the ticket amount of our choice. (Please contact us at if you need a scholarship.)

Pay it Forward! Sponsor other attendees to attend the conference. Details at check out.

Thank you to our sponsors: University of Portland, BooksNotBarsOR,, I AM M.O.R.E and Portland Public Schools

Go Red Scavenger Hunt

This is going to be a great way for families, friends and educators to connect and support kids with dyslexia ~ Ross Faulkenberg, Decoding Dyslexia Board President

What: Go Red Scavenger Hunt

When: October 3rd – 18th 2020

Where: Virtual and is totally online!

What is the Purpose? Have fun, spread Dyslexia awareness!

How to Play? Down load the GOOSECHASE APP! After registration, we will send you a private link / password to play.

How Much Does it Cost:  $12 per person, 5 years & under FREE

Click Here to Register! (opening soon!)

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Mississippi in the Spotlight!

We hope all states can learn from the work Mississippi has done! Here is their blueprint for improving literacy which impacts pre-service educator training, professional development for university professors and teacher licensure. By the way, they were the only state to show progress on the recently released NAEP scores.


Presentation at the IDA Conference (Nov 2019) by:

Dr. Angela Rutherford
Director, Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction
and Co-PI of MS Momentum Partnership

Dr. Susan Lee
Associate Commissioner for Academic & Student Affairs at
MS Institutions of Higher Learning


October 20th 2019, 5 – 8 pm

Thank you for joining us in celebrating the strengths of children with dyslexia. This fifth annual event was at the Oaks Park Pavillon! Activities include dinner, an inspirational speaker, a balloon artist, face painter, and other activities!

After the event, parade to the Oak Park Roller Coaster for a group photo!

Our guest of honor and inspirational speaker, Todd “Hammer” Semmes. Todd is a man of many talents. He is a certified EMT, and was also a mountain guide and professional sailor. Todd now works in the movie business as a stunt rigger, production manager and assistant director. He has worked on many movies including:  “Spider-Man 1-3”, “Mission Impossible 1-3”, “Live Free or Die Hard” and “Superman Returns.” Todd had an amazing story to share!

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Literacy Matters, LLC

Thank You for Purchasing Tables at our Event!

Share why you support us!

#MyGivingStory is a social media storytelling contest created to foster a public
conversation about generosity and to inspire more people to give. Would you share a
story about how and why you support Decoding Dyslexia Oregon?

Contestants have the chance to win a number of prizes throughout the month, with the
winning storytellers receiving grants up to $10,000 to give to their favorite nonprofit

Entering is as easy as 1-2-3…

  1. Write or record your #MyGivingStory: Think of a story or experience that inspired you to give, choose which format you will use to tell your story (written essay or video), and write or record your story.
  2. Post your story: Go to our contest page and click on “Submit Here.” Select the nonprofit that would receive a grant if your story wins and upload your story.
  3. Share your story on social media: The more votes you get, the better your chances of winning! Direct people to vote in the online gallery. The 20 stories with the most votes will be recognized as Finalists and submitted to the judging panel, who will select the winners.
  1. Submit your essay (with an optional image) or video story between Nov 1st – Nov 30th.
  2. Share your story regularly via social media and encourage everyone you know to vote daily through Dec 7th.
  3. The 20 entries with the most votes will be considered by the judging panel the week of Dec 10th.
  4. The winning stories will be announced the week of Dec 17th.

As part of our community, we hope that you might take a few minutes to reflect on why giving
matters to you, share your story in the #MyGivingStory contest, and, of course, consider naming
us as the recipient of a grant prize if you win.

There’s no time like the present!
Submit your story today and share so we can help celebrate how and why you give back!







PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS and Decoding Dyslexia Event!

Celebrate with Decoding Dyslexia 


Sunday, Nov 4th!

Join us for a night with the Portland Trail Blazers!

Please join the Portland Trail Blazers on November 4th for our annual fundraising night at the Moda Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a fun night with your family and friends when the Blazers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in an exciting early season matchup!

Please make sure you stop by our Community Corner table located on the 100 level concourse to say hello! You can also grab your tickets for the 5050 raffle from local volunteers to help benefit Decoding Dyslexia during the game.



Connect! Join the Kid’s Network!

Decoding Dyslexia Kid’s Network of Oregon connects and empowers kids with dyslexia living in Oregon. Kids in this group will enjoy social meet ups, Shining Star Speaker events, connecting with others and embracing their dyslexic advantages. Sign up today to get emails about events and start connecting with others!

Join our Decoding Dyslexia Kid’s Network of Oregon Facebook page and start connecting with other families today!

Sign Up Today!

A Night with the Portland Trail Blazers!

Nov 13th 2017, Trail Blazers vs the Denver Nuggets!

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our 1 in 5 on this special night. We are blessed to have this community and your support!  A special thank you to all our volunteers for participating in the 50/50 raffle. You raised $7,954 in the total pot!

Special thank you to the Portland Trail Blazers for your 3rd year supporting dyslexia awareness!