Dyslexia Conference

Your Story is Your Strength—Austin ISD’s Central Texas Dyslexia Conference 2019

AISD’s annual conference brings together leaders in education, teachers, researchers, parents and advocates to learn how to help students with dyslexia develop their strengths and overcome their obstacles in our public schools. A strengths-based approach is critical in helping students build the motivation, resilience and self-confidence needed to reach their full potential inside the classroom and beyond.

Conference Details

Keynote Speaker

Don M. Winn, is an award-winning author, speaker, radio show host, dyslexia advocate. As a person with dyslexia, who well knows the challenge of learning to love to read, Don's goal is to write books for children that are so engaging they will entice even the most reluctant or struggling reader.

Don has chosen the conference for the official release of his new nonfiction guidebook, “Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know.” While there will be a supply of this book, as well as several of his other books at the conference, be sure to pre-order your book to ensure your copy and benefit from the conference discount. Use the pre-order link so that signed copies of your books will be ready for quick pick up. Preorder the book on Don's website >

What early readers are saying about the Don's book:

“Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know”

"Dyslexia. It is a word that, like autism and cancer, strikes fear into the hearts of parents, teachers, principals and those impacted by it. Don Winn has written a comprehensive yet nurturing, caring, and compassionate book about this condition. Don has done a superlative job reviewing the main concerns relevant to dyslexia. There are so many issues—social, behavioral, cognitive, reading, and coping, but Don tries to address all of these in a kind, caring fashion. Parents, special ed, and regular ed teachers need all the information they can get to work with and nurture a child with dyslexia. Don does a great job of covering the waterfront of issues that are relevant to dyslexia. It's an important and much-needed text."

Sign Up & Win a $50 Gift Card

Anyone who preorders a book will receive Don Winn’s free bi-monthly newsletter (you may unsubscribe at any time) and will be entered in a drawing to receive a selection of signed books by Don M. Winn and a $50 gift card. You may enter the drawing without purchasing a book if you subscribe to Don Winn’s newsletter. Winners will be announced in the November 5, 2019 newsletter.  

About the Conference

The Central Texas Dyslexia Conference is held each year in October, which is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Each year the event brings together parents, teachers, advocates, tutors, administrators and community leaders to learn how to best support the academic and emotional needs of students with dyslexia.

Austin ISD has been organizing the conference since 2015 and provides dyslexia training and evaluations year round for AISD students. This support includes training reading specialists to be certified academic language therapists and working toward a goal of staffing every elementary school campus with an ALT.

The conference is free to attend and is made possible by dedicated volunteers and financial contributions from the community.

Conference Committee 

The 2019 dyslexia conference committee includes Cherry Lee (Co-Chair),  Suzann Vera (Co-Chair) and Liz Branch (Co-Chair) and Austin ISD.