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Dyslexia: A Conference for Parents

  • Elmhurst College 190 South Prospect Avenue Elmhurst, IL, 60126 United States (map)

Join us at Elmhurst College for a day to learn more about dyslexia and to network with other parents sharing similar journeys.

Cost (includes Continental Breakfast):

$40.00 ERI Members
$60.00 Non-Members
$25.00 Students


Early Oral Language Signs of Dyslexia– 9:00 to 9:55am

Tom Parton, Speech Language Pathologist, Special Education Building Chair, Normal Community West H.S.

Building a Parent Advocacy Group: Strategies and Considerations– 10:05 to 11:00am

Sharon Kacmarcik, Esq., ERI Co-President Elect, founding member of a special education parent group and a dyslexia parent group; and Elizabeth Coffey, M.S., grant writer for a local not-for-profit organization, and immediate past co-chairperson of a parent advocacy group for a sizeable public-school district

Parent Networking Time — 11:00 to 11:30am

Study Skills: Strategies to Support Executive Functioning– 11:30 to 12:25pm

Katie Chhu, Admission Counselor, Landmark School

Attributes of Successful Students–12:35 to 1:30pm

Casey Crnich, Ed.D., Executive Director, Hyde Park Day School, ERI Board Member

Earlier Event: March 2
Dyslexia Simulation
Later Event: June 1
Brain Research Study