COMMUNITY EVENTS

Apr
18
Sat
CANCELLED – Central Oregon Dyslexia Conference @ Bend
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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.  

May
12
Tue
Cancelled – Resources and Strategies @ Eugene
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an informational and supportive night to learn more about your resources and strategies to support your child.

Location:
Oak Hill School
86397 Eldon Schafer Dr
Eugene OR 97405
Acorn Room

This event is cancelled due to COVID 19. 

Jun
1
Mon
WEBINAR: Structured Word Inquiry – Exploring the Ecosystem of Language
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Click Here to Register for this Webinar!

Jun
14
Sun
RESCHEDULED to June 13, 2021 – Step Up for Dyslexia @ Portland
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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)

LOCATION

Oaks Amusement Park | 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, Oregon 97202 | Area 1 (Near the Dance Pavillion)

ROUTE LENGTH

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!

 

 

Jul
13
Mon
Webinar discussion of the Best Seller “White Fragility: Why It’s so hard for White People to Talk about Racism”
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

RSVP at: https://white-fragility-dd.eventbrite.com

Click here to watch PODCAST prior to event

Aug
24
Mon
Dyslexia Explained @ Online
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug
27
Thu
Back to (Virtual) School with Technology – Portland
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm
Sep
3
Thu
Corvallis Conversation about Dyslexia! @ Online event
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
14
Mon
Section 504, Title II, and Students with Disabilities in Public Schools @ Online event
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

RSVP at: Students-with-Disabilities.eventbrite.com

 

Sep
17
Thu
Facts about Dyslexia, Not Myths @ Online event
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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