The Central Texas Dyslexia Conference, hosted by Austin ISD, will be held virtually as a two-week event beginning Sept. 18 to support families, educators and individuals with dyslexia.
The conference, themed "Global Possibilities," is free and still accepting online registrations through midnight Sept. 17. This year's conference will be held virtually offering participants a two week window starting Friday, Sept. 18 to view keynote and additional presentations specially recorded for this conference on demand.
AISD employees can access conference content through BLEND. All other conference attendees, including parents, non-AISD educators and professionals, will be able to access these webinars via a secure YouTube posting, which will be made available on the date of the conference launch.
The annual conference brings together leaders in education, teachers, researchers, parents, dyslexia therapists, advocates and other professionals to learn how to best prepare students with dyslexia to develop their strengths, overcome their obstacles and be prepared for global possibilities.
Registration information is available through the Central Texas Dyslexia Conference website.
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 its students. Support offered by the district includes training reading specialists to be certified academic language therapists. AISD is also working toward a goal of staffing every elementary school campus with an academic language therapist.
The conference is free to attend and made possible by partners, dedicated volunteers and financial contributions from the community.