Parent Workshops and Resources

We offer workshops where parents of students with language learning disabilities can get information, learn skills to help their children, and find support in meeting other parents.

All workshops are offered at our Indianapolis office, located at 8395 Keystone Crossing, Suite 110. 

To register for any of our workshops, click here, or select the link next to the workshop you'd like to attend.

Back to School Tips

August 14, 2018
6:00 - 7:30pm

Get some tips for developing a healthy relationship with your child’s teacher(s) and school as well as improve parent/teacher communications.

Cost: Free, RSVP required

Click here to register.

Ask a Parent!

September 11, 2018
6:00 - 7:30pm

Hear from a panel of parents who are knowledgeable about dyslexia and can share personal experiences about how they got IEP’s or 504 plans for their children.  This workshop will mostly be question and answer format.

Cost: Free, RSVP required

Click here to register.

 

Dyslexia Awareness Night

October 16, 2018
6:00 - 7:30pm

Learn about the myths and typical characteristics of a dyslexic individual.  Participate in simulations that will help you understand how a dyslexic child feels when working on school assignments.

Cost: Free, RSVP required

Click here to register.

 

Homework Help

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
6:00 - 7:30pm

Find out how you can support your child with his or her homework to make school nights more successful for everyone.

Cost: Free, RSVP required

Click here to register.

 

Resources

Red Flag Quiz The following screening might help identify if your child, or someone you know, is at risk for dyslexia. Download here.

International Dyslexia Association (IDA) The IDA's mission is to create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need. The Dyslexia Institute of Indiana is a member of the International Dyslexia Association. 

SB 217 Dyslexia. In 2018, the Indiana General Assembly passed Senate Bill 217. The legislation validates the need for a multisensory educational approach for our dyslexic students. Click here to read the full bill. Dii has a long history of offering teacher training in the Orton Gillingham multisensory approach. Click here to learn more about the training we have to offer. 

Decoding Dyslexia Indiana (DDIN) is a grassroots movement of parents that formed in February 2013. DDIN seeks to raise awareness about dyslexia among parents, the general public, educators, community leaders, and legislators. In addition to advocacy, they also plan informational events for educators and parents, connect parents to resources, and are exceptionally knowledgeable about dyslexia. You can connect with them through their Facebook page, on Twitter, or by emailing decodingdyslexiaindiana@gmail.com.

IN*SOURCE provides parents, families, individuals & service providers in the state of Indiana the information & training necessary to help assure effective educational programs & appropriate services for individuals with disabilities. Their expertise is in helping parents understand how Indiana's special education laws apply to their child's unique circumstances. For assistance or more information, you can visit their website, call 800-332-4433, or email insource@insource.org.

M.A. Rooney Foundation works collaboratively with districts to help them achieve their goals for kids by developing and delivering meaningful next steps. For more information about the foundation's work, visit marooneyfoundation.org.

Indiana Association of Home Educators (IHEA) 

Indiana Department of Education

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

Bookshare

Learning Aly

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Understood.org