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February 2018

Dislecksia: The Movie (Cumming, GA)

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shiloh Point Elementary,
8145 Majors Road, Cumming, 30041 United States
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The mission of Dislecksia: The Movie is to provide a critical tool for creating that public awareness. It will educate a wide public on what dyslexia is – not a sign of stupidity as so many believe, but of a need to learn in a different way. It will tell parents of dyslexics what they can do to ensure that their children are properly diagnosed and given the kind of instruction they need. It will help schools understand what they…

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January 2018

Effective IEP Meetings: Tips for Parents

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Forsyth County Board of Education,
1120 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, 30040 United States
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Learn how to use effective communication skills to develop a partnership with your child’s IEP team. Get tips for preparing for school meetings and how to be an effective member of the team. Our presenter is Laurie Smith from Parent to Parent of Georgia, a non-profit organization that offers a variety of services to Georgia families impacted by disabilities or special healthcare needs. This DNF / IDA-GA / DDGA Outreach Event is free and open to the public. Check-in will…

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December 2017

Understanding Dyslexia with Brenda Fitzgerald (Kennesaw, GA)

December 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt. Paran Christian School,
1275 Stanley Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152 United States
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6:30 – 8:00 pmMt. Paran Christian School, Kennesaw, GA 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…

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November 2017

IDA Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference (Atlanta, GA)

November 8, 2017 - November 11, 2017
Atlanta Hyatt Regency

November 8-11 Atlanta, Downtown Hyatt Regency DA’s Annual International Conference is the premier professional development conference dedicated to reading, literacy, and learning. The conference brings in experts from all over the world to educate attendees on the latest research, remediation, and more. The Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference is held for both professionals and families and is attended by some 2,000 teachers, educators, and administrators, reading specialists, researchers, university faculty, psychologists, physicians, tutor, and parents. The four-day conference includes four…

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Demystifying Dyslexia with Elaine Cheesman, PhD (Cumming, GA)

November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Forsyth County Board of Education,
1120 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, 30040 United States
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7:00 – 8:30 pmForsyth County Board of Education Bldg., Cumming, GA This presentation clarifies the 2003 definition of dyslexia adopted by the International Dyslexia Association, including the foundational causes, the primary impact on foundational reading and writing skills, the secondary consequences on vocabulary and comprehension, and the social-emotional impact. Using authentic writing samples of people with dyslexia, participants will scrutinize typical spelling error patterns and practice several instructional activities to provide differentiated instruction for students with dyslexia. Participants will gain…

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October 2017

Your Dyslexia Questions Answered – A Panel (Gainesville, GA)

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Academy of Innovation (formerly Ava White Academy),
1399 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, 30501 United States
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6:00-6:30 Check-in, Gathering with Light Refreshments, Student-led Tours of Academy of Innovation 6:30-7:30 Panel Discussion Carol Lynn, M.Ed. – Hall County Special Education Teacher, Level 1 Wilson Certified Teacher with over 20 years of experience Josh Hall, Ph.D. – Gainesville City School Psychologist Connor Pittman – A Young Harris College Graduate, an Adult with Dyslexia Stephanie Wilson – Parent of a Child with Dyslexia This outreach event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Childcare will be available. Please register…

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September 2017

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

September 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Thomasville, United States
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You are invited to a showing of director James Redford’s highly-acclaimed HBO film, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. The film provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders. The Big Picture not only clears up misconceptions about dyslexia but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it. Jennifer Hasser (Past President of IDA-GA) and Karen Huppertz (Current President of IDA-GA) will answer questions and facilitate discussion immediately following the film. This event is free and open…

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April 2017

Understanding Dyslexia: An Overview

April 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Darlington School,
1014 Cave Spring Rd SW , Rome, GA 30161 United States
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Rome, GA Does your child struggle with reading, writing, and spelling? If you have a child or a student who has been diagnosed with dyslexia or a student or child you suspect may have dyslexia, this outreach event is for you. This presentation is designed to provide an overview of the following topics: characteristics of dyslexia, information on diagnosing dyslexia and information to better understand the most effective remediation interventions and accommodations. This is an open forum. Ongoing questions are…

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Understanding the Relationship Between Motivation, Learning, and Executive Function

April 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Decatur Library,
215 Sycamore Street, Decatur,
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7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Decatur – Decatur Library Description: This presentation is designed to help middle and high school parents understand the cognitive processes behind Executive Functions (EF) and ways in which they impact a child’s effort, goal-setting, organization, study skills, and motivation. Executive Functioning (EF) means being goal-driven, self-motivated, self-sufficient, introspective, and engaged in learning. The developing brain needs guidance and support to promote mastery of Executive Functioning ability. Sucheta Kamath will discuss ways parents can direct their children…

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Sifting Through Parental Rights

April 20, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Fairview Public Library,
28 Austin Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281 United States
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5:45 pm to 7:45 pm Stockbridge – Fairview Public Library Is your child struggling with reading and writing? Do you understand how to navigate the public school? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Take a deep breath and come to the April 20 outreach meeting. Our outreach presenter will teach you about your parental rights and strategies for working with the school. Speaker: Angela Gattison from Parent 2 Parent of Georgia Decoding Dyslexia Georgia and the International Dyslexia Association – GA would like…

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