Join the Decoding Dyslexia Iowa movement! Iowans interested in learning more about us and getting involved in our activities are invited to attend our quarterly volunteer meetings. All occur on Sundays at 3:00 pm. The 2017-18 schedule of meetings is: October 8th at the Johnston Public Library, January 7th at Apples of Gold Center for Learning in Pella, and April 8th in Ames (location tbd).
The Des Moines Area Dyslexia Support Group meets on the second Monday of every month at Shepherd of the Valley Church in West Des Moines. This group is for parents of children with dyslexia to share issues, concerns and ideas and provide support to one another. For more information, contact group leader Amy Dahlke at adahlke at juno .com.
The Ames Area Dyslexia Support Group meets on the second Saturday of every month at 9:30 am in the Danfoss meeting room at the Ames Public Library. This group is for parents of children with dyslexia to share issues, concerns and ideas and provide support to one another. For more information, contact group leader Helen Blitvich at hblitvich at msn .com.
We are excited to announce the keynote speakers for the DDIA Fall 2017 Conference: Barbara Wilson, creator of the Wilson Reading System, and Dean Bragonier, founder of NoticeAbility. This year’s conference includes breakout sessions for parents and educators. Session topics are appropriate for people new to dyslexia as well as those looking for more advanced information. Educators, professional development credit is available through Heartland AEA. Visit the conference web site for more information and to register!