Join us for the Central Oregon Dyslexia Conference!
presented by the International Dyslexia Association – Oregon Branch
THE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED for safety reasons and recent developments of the coronavirus.
This family-friendly event is a 1-mile walk to raise awareness for kids with dyslexia. Kids are encouraged to create and become their favorite superhero! Be creative, think out-side-the-box, or invent your own superhero costume! Enjoy art activities, bubble mania, Zumba warmup and more! Walkers can get discounted deluxe ride bracelets to Oaks Amusement Park for the entire day after the walk for a greatly reduced retail rate! This is a fun way to raise awareness and connect with your community while supporting kids who learn differently and the work of Decoding Dyslexia Oregon.
SCHEDULE OF THE DAY
- 9 – 10:30 am Registration – (Get your t-shirt, snacks, and purchased ride bracelet, and capes)
- 9 – 10:30 am Activities
- Musical Petting Zoo
- Photo Booth
- Arts Corner
- Assistive Technology Table
- 10:30 am Welcome Address – Jared Blank
- 10:40 am Special Acknowledgements
- 10:45 am Prizes
- 10:50 am Zumba Warmup
- 11:00 am Walk Begins!
- 12 pm Park Opens – Ride the Rides!
- 12 – 3 pm Sheltered Picnic area reserved for families (bring /buy lunch)
Oaks Amusement Park | 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, Oregon 97202 | Area 1 (Near the Dance Pavillion)
1-mile paved loop (fully accessible)
DUE TO PUBLIC SAFETY and the recent developments of the coronavirus – We have rescheduled this event to June 13, 2021.
If you have donated or signed up for this event, you can update your registration preferences on the website.
Thank you for understanding!
Presented by Claudette Rushing
Claudette will explain the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) investigative process. She will provide an overview of how OCR investigations work and also the requirements for students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
About the presenter: Claudette Rushing is an attorney at the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). She has been with OCR for the past five years and has worked extensively with disability discrimination and harassment complaints and cases related to the right to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Prior to joining OCR, she worked as the Oregon Department of Education’s Legal Specialist for IDEA complaints, mediation requests, and due process hearings. Ms. Rushing has also worked as an arbitrator and an IDEA state hearing officer. Ms. Rushing was formerly a reading and language arts teacher, and she specialized in working with gifted and talented children with dyslexia and other reading differences. She lives in Seattle and enjoys hiking, yoga, reading, meditation, and spending time with her daughter.
Presented by Scott Smith, Ed.D.,
Decoding Dyslexia Oregon, Board Member & Formerly with Intermountain ESD
Does Dyslexia run in families? Is Dyslexia a visual issue? Learn the answers to these questions & more!
About the facilitator: Dr. Scott Smith was an Instructional Coach with the InterMountain ESD in Pendleton. He has been in education for the past 38 years. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon University, Masters from Lesley University, and his Doctorate from Northcentral University in Arizona. Dr. Smith spent 27 years in elementary classrooms in Umatilla. He also was an Assistant Professor at Eastern Oregon University in the Elementary Pre-Service teacher program prior to joining the InterMountain ESD. His major area of focus is in reading instruction and pre-reading skills. Dr. Smith lives in Hermiston, with his wife.
RSVP at: Dyslexia-Facts.eventbrite.com