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September 2019

Understanding the Special Education Referral Process

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Piney Grove Middle School – Cafeteria, 8135 Majors Road
Cumming, GA 30041
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Assistant Director of Special Education in Forsyth County, Paul West, will present. Is your child struggling in school? Come learn how the referral process works in the public school system. This event is sponsored by Dyslexia Forsyth in partnership with the International Dyslexia Association GA and Decoding Dyslexia GA. Outreach events such as this provide opportunities for individuals to connect in person with parents, educators, and others interested in learning and engaging in discussions about dyslexia and related topics. This partnered…

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Building Literacy Skills: Tips and Tricks for Pre-K to 2nd Grade

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
East Roswell Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076
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Description: Learn the tips and tricks for building strong foundational reading skills in Pre-K to 2nd grade. During this interactive presentation led by Dr. Nora Schlesinger, parents and educators will learn how to prepare pre-readers and young readers for literacy success. Learn how to incorporate literacy skills through fun and engaging activities at home and school. And know what signs to look for in children who may be struggling with reading skills and how to help. During this presentation, parents…

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Invisible Disabilities in the Classroom and Beyond

September 27 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
New Hope Baptist Church, 551 New Hope Road
Fayetteville, GA 30214
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IDA-GA will be at this symposium brought to you by Southside Support!  Stop by our table in the exhibitor hall to speak with Karen Huppertz and Whitney Phippen, two of our board of directors.  Click here for more information and to register:  https://www.southsidesupport.org/2019-symposium

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Understanding Dyslexia

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
GRACEPOINT School, 570 Piedmont Road
Marietta, GA 30066
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This Understanding Dyslexia outreach event will consist of a presentation followed by an open forum with Brenda Fitzgerald. It is designed to educate participants in the origin, characteristics, remediation, and accommodations for the neurobiological disability known as dyslexia. This is the most common reading disability found in the classroom.  Brenda will open the floor to Q & A and open discussion.  Bring your questions! Presenter: Brenda Fitzgerald, Ed.S., is a Curriculum Specialist whose area of expertise is reading and any disability…

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October 2019

How Technology Can Help ALL Learners

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mill Springs Academy, 13660 New Providence Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30004
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Our presenters Joyce Derr and Debbie Brineman have each supported students for over 30 years. Joyce is a certified speech-language therapist and Debbie has occupational instruction certification. Both educators are assistive technology professionals with national credentialing through RESNA.  They will share with the audience their extensive knowledge of the latest tools, apps, and devices to support learners. Attendees are invited to stay after the presentation to enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to speak with the presenters and representatives from the International…

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Why is My Child Struggling With Reading and Spelling?

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Forsyth Board of Education Bldg, 1120 Dahlonega Hwy
Cumming, GA 30040
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Description: Many parents are frustrated to see their (otherwise bright) child struggle with reading and spelling - “simple” errors of pronunciation in reading and misspelling words they knew “just yesterday." These are the children who hate reading aloud and avoid reading for pleasure. Behavior issues can arise in school which are attributed to “not focusing” at best, and becoming disruptive at worst. Self-esteem begins to plummet. Usually, parents are assured that “boys are slower,” or “they just need to try…

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DEADLINE for Submissions for 2020 IDA-GA Conference Call for Speaker Proposals

October 15 @ 5:00 pm

Planning is underway for the annual IDA-GA Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference to be held March 21, 2020, at Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA.  This year’s conference title is THE SCIENCE AND ART OF DYSLEXIA. The International Dyslexia Association Georgia Branch welcomes proposals from education professionals to present current research-based information at the 2020 conference: The Science and Art of Dyslexia. Deadline for Submissions: 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Click here for SPEAKER PROPOSAL FORM.

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2019 Dyslexia Dash

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd,
Atlanta, GA 30346

Register Now for the 2019 Dyslexia Dash! Sponsorship Opportunities Available! IDA-GA’s Dyslexia Dash 5K is a time to celebrate and raise awareness. Last year we had just over 1,700 registrants supporting our cause! USTAF certified course and Peachtree Road Race qualifier Discounts for cross country, track, and sponsor teams Awards for top three in each age/gender category 5K participants receive a ribbon, t-shirt, drawstring swag bag NEW! 1-Mile Kids Run (ages 8 and under) Kids Zone (full of fun games…

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November 2019

Experience Dyslexia – A Simulation

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sage School, 800 Satellite Boulevard Northwest
Suwanee, GA 30024

Have you ever wondered how a person with Dyslexia interprets our world?   If so, come experience it first hand! "Experience Dyslexia – A Learning Disabilities Simulation" is a hands-on experience, designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia encounter daily. Participants rotate among six learning stations that simulate various language-related tasks similar to those encountered in the classroom and workplace. This event is free and open to adults only.  Please click here to register. Limited spaces…

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2019 IDA National Conference – Paving the Way for Structured Literacy

November 7 @ 7:00 am - November 10 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
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The International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon.  This year's theme is "Paving the Way for Structured Literacy."  For more information on the conference and registration, please click here.

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