The Dallas Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is pairing with Succeed with Dyslexia to kick off Dyslexia Awareness Month. The event seeks to help parents, educators and advocates deepen their understanding on dyslexia and how they can support dyslexic students and adults this upcoming Monday at the Until Everyone Can Read event.
The event is centered towards raising awareness, increasing inclusivity and presenting remarkable stories.
“When we raise awareness, we can foster a more inclusive society,” said Misty Clack, Dallas IDA branch president. “Ultimately, dyslexia awareness promotes equal opportunities and unlocks the potential of countless individuals.”
The evening will kick off with a panel discussion by Jack Churchill, the founder of Scanning Pens. Local adults with dyslexia will also join the discussion to talk about their personal stories. After, they can participate in an interactive dyslexia simulation. They will finish the evening learning about graceful advocacy and gaining practical knowledge on how to navigate the school accommodation processes. There will be a Q&A session to answer any questions.
The event will take place Sept. 25 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Dallas Children’s Theater located at 5938 Skillman St. It is free and open to the public. Participants can register to attend on the event page.
Educators who want to earn 2.5 CEUs, an internationally recognized standard for documenting the completion of non-credit programs and courses designed to improve working adults’ knowledge and abilities, can achieve this by purchasing an $8 CEU ticket.