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Learning Opportunities in January


Saturday, January 10, 2015
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Mountaintop Community Church
225 Centerview Drive
Birmingham AL 35216

FREE for teachers, parents or anyone who would like to learn how to empower and bring hope to the 1 in 5 in their lives. CEUs Available for teachers.

Two options are available during the workshop to enhance your knowledge of dyslexia. Please sign up for the sessions here:

8-10am and 10am-12pm
“The simulation is a hands-on activity that lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with this language-based learning disability. The updated simulation provides a lively, thought-provoking activity for teachers, parents, or anyone interested in better understanding the lives of individuals with dyslexia.” (NCBIDA)

8-10am and 10am-12pm
“This movie provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. Directed by James Redford, the film not only clears up the misconceptions about the condition, but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it. Proving that dyslexia is a neurological issue and not a character flaw, The Big Picture beautifully illustrates that while the condition is an obstacle, it also carries some unique advantages, and ultimately can be overcome.” (2014 The Big Picture Movie)

Sign up for one or both at Signup genius:

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Central AL Dyslexia Education Group
Free Session for Students at the Hoover Library
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 – 6:30-8:00 pm

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Students are especially invited – This is for YOU.
We will have a Student Meet & Greet following the meeting.
Magic happens when you find you’re not alone on this journey!

Presented by:
Hettie Johnson, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech-language pathologist


Using SMART IEP Goals
Tue, January 6, 2015 | 10am – 11am
Webinar (Register Here)
Be an active participant on your child’s IEP team by helping to identify goals he/she needs to work towards during the school year. Make sure the goals are SMART; specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound. To register please Click Here for more information, call 334-567-2252 or toll free at 866-532-7660.

IEP- Conference Call
Tue, January 6, 2015 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Join this training live at the APEC office or by phone conference. Conference Call Dial in Number 1-800-371-8200 Access Code 492302

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National Special Education Advocate Institute
January 17, 2015
Transitioning Planning & Outcomes

20% discount for Decoding Dyslexia Members Code: SOD
Click here for more information and to register


Save the Date
April 17-18, 2015
International Dyslexia Association’s Annual RISE Conference
2nd Southern Regional Conference!

Print Flyer.pdf

Participating Branches:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, & South Carolina

Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Currey Ingram Academy Brentwood, Tennessee

Keynote speakers:

  • Maryanne Wolfe
  • Nancy Mather
  • G. Emerson Dickman, III, Esq.

One person can make a difference and everyone should try.
~John F. Kennedy

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