Your Story is Your Strength: Annual Central Texas Dyslexia Conference Provides Support to Educators, Families

The Central Texas Dyslexia Conference, hosted by Austin ISD will be held Oct. 19 to support families, educators, and individuals with dyslexia.

The conference, themed "Your Story is Your Strength," is free and still accepting online registrations

Participants will have opportunities to attend break-out sessions on a variety of topics such as multisensory grammar, assistive technology with Microsoft and Google and social-emotional learning considerations and a dyslexia simulation. More information and a full list of sessions and speakers can be found on the Central Texas Dyslexia Conference website

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

What: The free annual Central Texas Dyslexia Conference, organized and led by Austin ISD.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

Where: Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd.


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 a range of dyslexia services and supports at every campus. 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.