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DyslexiaCon 2022

November 10 – 12, 2022

IDA’s 2022 Annual Conference will be held in beautiful San Antonio, TX. This year the conference will be held in-person with virtual options. Join us for three days of learning, sharing and networking at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center located in downtown San Antonio along the banks of the River Walk.

April 15th in Denver, CO – Reading in the City 2023!

Saturday, April 15, 2023 – SAVE THE DATE!

Reading in the City is an annual one-day event located within all the conveniences of the city, Denver, Colorado!  Catering to families and professionals who work with the dyslexia community, our topics are focused on the science of reading, brain research, practical application strategies, and the many ways we can provide research-backed support.

Community Events

Free Parent Webinar: Wind Down & Release the Tension After a Long Day

Tuesday, November 8 from 6-7pm MST

Being a parent of a neurodiverse child can have its highs and lows.  It can be rewarding at times, but it can also be overwhelming, challenging, and exhausting. For us to be the best parent we can be for our family; we need to be able to release our stress.  Rachel Kaplan of Guided By Humanity show us some simple techniques to use in our daily routines. This will be interactive and allow for questions and discussions throughout the presentation. Give yourself the gift of an hour of relaxation while learning skills to incorporate into your daily life.

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Free Webinar! IEPs: A Broad Overview – Get additional tools to help you at your next IEP meeting

Wednesday, November 16th from 12-1pm MST

Parents will learn the basics of school IEPs, such as how the process starts and eligibility, common terms you’ll see in an IEP document and hear in discussions about services, what an IEP is and isn’t, and the difference between an IEP and a 504 Plan. The discussion will also include a broad overview of parent rights and determining eligibility and services.

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Local Groups & Resources

COKID’s mission is to ensure that all dyslexic children are identified and receive appropriate intervention and support to achieve their full potential. This parent group’s website also includes a list of different Parent Support & Dyslexia Advocacy Groups in Colorado. Visit their website for upcoming events as well as dyslexia and legislation-related resources.

Youth Examples of Self-Advocacy (YES!)

Originally started by the Rocky Mountain Branch, and now with similar groups all over the country, we are proud of our Colorado Youth Examples of Self-Advocacy! The purpose of this youth program is to train students with learning differences to recognize their strengths and weaknesses, to help them build confidence and to provide them with the tools to become strong self-advocates. This student led program provides support, connections and a sense of community for students with learning differences. Visit The YES! Program Website to learn more!

2022 Online Course for Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties

This is an ongoing on demand version of 13 module videos you can access any time. It does not include the assessments or the discussion forum and the CDE credit hours are not available, but it has all the same videos and is a great companion piece tothe book. You can join as a guest through the CDE LMS:

The IDA Dyslexia Digital Library

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has launched the premier Dyslexia Digital Library at to house an extensive collection of IDA’s most informative articles, fact sheets, infographics, and videos organized in a searchable, user-friendly site, including FAQs and trending topics. Families can learn strategies to help them advocate for their child with dyslexia, reading teachers can find guidance on applying the principles of Structured Literacy in their classrooms, researchers can review the work of their peers—these are just a few examples of how to use the library.


Professional Development Training

(Businesses and professionals have paid to be listed below. Please note that IDA-RMB does not endorse any specific individual, business, school or program. Please contact the particular service providers for more information.)

Are you looking for answers to these questions?
Which should I take first, LETRS or OG?  I want to increase my knowledge of the reading research, where should I start?  How can I become a dyslexia specialist in my state?  How can I get training on X program? Before You Train: Understanding Literacy Training Options with Dr. Stephanie Stollar and Concha Wyatt

Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham is an engaging approach to teaching and learning which enables participants to successfully provide Orton Gillingham targeted instruction to students with dyslexia as well as to equip the general population with the tools they need to succeed and excel in reading, writing and in spelling and math. An accredited training Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham, Ron Yoshimoto developed these nationally and internationally acclaimed Orton-Gillingham trainings.
“I appreciate how clear it is to implement with my class, the scope and sequence, lesson plans and correction procedures make it so doable. And all the materials – amazing” “I have never received such positive feedback from my teachers before!” “This is the first time I have completed a workshop and feel like I actually have the tools and materials I need to serve my dyslexic students.” “I am not a trained teacher, yet I am now empowered to help my child. Thank you.”
OGI is a CDE approved supplemental, intervention and consulting provider for the READ Act. The Yoshimoto O.G. Approach is an International Dyslexia Association approved program. Please contact us regarding scheduling school or district-based classes or in regards to certification.

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Wilson Language Training®

Professional learning and teacher support have been the primary focus of Wilson Language Training® for over 20 years. Wilson is passionate about providing educators with the knowledge and skills they need to help students who may benefit from a systematic, multisensory, structured language approach. Our hands-on professional learning programs are delivered by a nationwide team of expert Literacy Specialists and Trainers.

Click below to learn more and register for upcoming training opportunities:

December 7, 2022 – Fundations® Level 2 Virtual Launch Workshop – 9:00AM TO 2:00PM
December 8, 2022 – Just Words® Virtual Launch Workshop – 9:00AM TO 2:00PM
December 5, 6 & 7, 2022 – WRS Introductory Course (Virtual) – 9:00AM TO 3:00PM

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