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The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)-GA Outreach Meeting for Adults and Older Teens
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The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)-GA Outreach Meeting for Adults and Older Teens

IDA-GA Outreach Meeting for Adults and Older Teens

Wednesday, October 19.2011

This event is free and open to the public.

     (404) 256-1232.


Dyslexia affects between 15 and 20 percent of Americans, many of whom remain undiagnosed and receive little or no intervention services. For some individuals who have never been diagnosed, dyslexia is a hidden disability which may result in underemployment, difficulty navigating academic environments, difficulty on the job, and reduced self-confidence. Even those who have been diagnosed are likely to struggle with reading or writing in some aspects of their lives. Dyslexia is a specific reading disorder and does not reflect low intelligence. There are many bright and creative individuals with dyslexia who never learn to read, write, and/or spell at a level consistent with their intellectual ability.

Do you struggle with reading, spelling, and/or writing? The Georgia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association invites you to come learn about resources that are available to you.

Speakers will provide information about resources and then invite attendee to ask questions. As time permits, attendees will be invited to share their own stories and resources they have discovered.

 

What:

IDA-GA Outreach Meeting for Adults (age 16 and older)

When:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Doors will open at 5:30. Program begins at 6:00 sharp and will end around 8:00 p.m.

Where:

Decatur Library, Decatur, GA
(For driving and MARTA directions go to www.dekalblibrary.org/branches/decatur.html)

 

Speakers/Panelists:

  • Dr. Leslie Stuart Apfelbaum, Psychologist and Member of the IDA-GA Board of Directors
  • Dr. Lynn Mahovskyv, Director of Disability Services at the Regents Center at Georgia State University
  • Mr. Darlo Koldenhoven, Disability Program Manager, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Ms. Foster Soules, Director of the Adult Dyslexia Program at the Schenck School and Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
  • Ms. Jennifer Topple, Director of Assistive Technology , The Howard School

Ms. Bridgette Long, Program Coordinator, The Center for Financial Independence & Innovation, Inc. – a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities and their family members advance their financial independence and security.

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