Columbia Gorge Chapter

Latourall Falls
We are parents in the Gorge region who support one another and our children as we negotiate the journey of dyslexia. 


  • Parent Support   Each child is unique and each family has an unique story. With regular meetings and support groups, we share ideas about tools and methodologies that have helped as we advocate for our children.
  • Public Outreach/Education  We have planned a 2015-16 lecture series to help raise awareness and educate parents, teachers, and the community about dyslexia. The schedule is posted below — we hope that you will join us!
  • Working with School Districts We are continuing to work with key individuals within our school district to help improve communication about the resources available and support for all children with dyslexia.
  • Connecting   We communicate and share resources with the Portland chapter of Decoding Dyslexia through video streaming and collaboration of promoting statewide policy change regarding dyslexia and public education.

2016 – 2017 Events

  • Seeing My Time® Group Course for Families
    • Seven Saturdays*
      September 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 29th
      Time: 12:30- 2:15 PM PT
    • Click here for more info

2015 – 2016 Events

  • October – Dyslexia Awareness Month
    • Displays at Hood River, The Dalles & White Salmon libraries
  • Dislecksia: The Movie
    • October 3, 2015 3:00pm; Hood River Library
    • Click here for more info
  • Advocacy Training with FACT
    • October 17, 2015 3-5:30 pm; Hood River Library
    • Click here for more info
  • Accommodations: Don’t Go to School Without Them! – Barbara Steinberg
    • November 10, 2015 6:30 – 8:00 pm; Columbia Gorge Hotel
    • Click here for more info
  • Dyslexia & Math: Dyscalculia 101 – Emily O’Conner
    • February 9, 2016 6:30 – 8:00 pm
    • The speaker had to cancel because of reasons out of her control
  • ADHD 101 – Bridget O’Boyle-Jordan
    • March 15, 2016 6:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Click here for more info
  • Executive Function Success – Marydee Sklar
    • April 12, 2016 6:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Click here for more info

Previous Events

A big thank you to everyone that joined us for our 2014-2015 events & support groups! Here is a brief recap of our events.

  • October – Dyslexia Month
    • Decoding Dyslexia Poster Display at Hood River Library
    • Embracing Dyslexia
  • January
    • Thomas Edison High School Presentation
  • February
    • The Dyslexia Friendly Classroom –Emily O’Connor, PDX Reading Specialist, LLC
  • March
    • What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About Learning to Read – Cheryl Anthony, Successful Learning Educational Services, LLC
  • April
    • Technology for People with Learning Differences – Mathieu Jazbinschek, Evergreen Public School
    • Field Trip to Salem in support of SB612!