Dyslexia Conference 2021

Accelerating Learning Success for All Students—

Austin ISD’s Central Texas Dyslexia Conference 2021 

AISD’s annual conference brings together leaders in education, teachers, researchers, parents, dyslexia therapists, advocates, and other professionals to learn how to best serve students with dyslexia, develop their strengths, overcome their obstacles, and accelerate their learning. Putting research into practice, equipping educators with the knowledge and resources they need, and incorporating 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.

This year’s conference will be a virtual conference offering participants a 2 week window starting Friday December 3, 2021 to view presentations specially recorded for this conference on-demand. 

Conference Details

Featured Presenters

Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D

Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D, is a leading researcher, educational consultant, and author who works with schools in the U.S. and internationally. Read more >

Dr. Jan Wasowicz, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Dr. Jan Wasowicz, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, has more than 40 years of experience as a language, literacy, and learning specialist. She has worked with students who have language-based reading, writing, and spelling problems in a variety of educational settings, including public schools, Head Start programs, and private practice. Read more >

Additional conference presentation content:

  • Triangulating Formal and Informal Data within a Comprehensive Evaluation for Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
  • Let’s Write! - Teaching Handwriting in a Digital World
  • A Side by Side with the Lens of Dyslexia - Special Education & Section 504
  • Considerations when Providing Dyslexia Intervention in Spanish
  • Transformative SEL is a Mindset, not a Moment

About the Conference

The Central Texas Dyslexia Conference event brings together parents, teachers, advocates, therapists, 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 partners, dedicated volunteers and financial contributions from the community.

Conference Committee 

The 2021 Dyslexia Conference Committee includes AISD's Dyslexia Department: Cherry Lee, Suzann Vera, Jessica Kane-Cabello, Toni Castro, and Malu Martinez.