Virtual Monthly Parent Talks

We alternate between discussions for 'new to dyslexia' and 'more veteran' parents; however, all parents are welcome to either talk.

See the list of events below for details


Recorded EventsA collection of DDMN and community events


Don’t see an event scheduled that interests you? Here are some other ways to connect with us and other parents:

Facebook: Dyslexia in MN – Parent Support

In addition to our public FB site, we have a closed FB group is for parents in Minnesota to support each other and discuss dyslexia advocacy. The intention is to have a place for parents to ask questions and to share information on local and state levels. Let's support each other and help lead our state to a better tomorrow.

Instagram: dyslexiamn

Twitter: @DyslexiaMN


  • Thursday, November 04, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    What we've done - Where we're going

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    We’re excited to announce an upcoming event you won’t want to miss! Hear about what we've accomplished and what our hopes are for the future. Plus, learn how you can provide financial support to our mission.

    Join our director and board virtually on November 4th from 7:00-7:45p.m. 

    • We will share about our organization, our mission, and the impacts we’ve made for the community.
    • We will talk about recent policies passed for educator training; LETRS.
    • A parent will share their journey and how DDMN helped them navigate the education system.
    • A board member will share our new IEP/504 binders created to help parents advocate.
    • Hear about our emerging program, Partners for Parents, to further strengthen what we do to help parents.

     

    Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsd-mhqTopHdf0aMtrgRk-TomCoNeh4Fvu

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    How to Use + Organize your IEP/504 Binder

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    We have created IEP/504 binders for you and we want to help you get started so you are prepared for those meetings. Come get a free binder, learn how to put it together, and tackle IEP and 504 meetings like a pro! 

    Please RSVP so we have enough binders available for everyone.

    Free to attend.

    Masks are required for all attendees regardless of vaccination status. 

     

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    The importance of social and emotional skill development in students who learn differently

    LIVE VIRTUAL PRESENTATION AND Q & A SESSION 

    David Flink will deliver a 45-minute interactive presentation centered around the importance of social and emotional skill building in students who learn differently. This engagement is structured in a presentation format followed by a question and answer session for families and caregivers to engage directly with David Flink.

    PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS
    * Understanding How You Think
    * Core Social and Emotional Skills for the Student Who Learns Differently
    * Understanding the Intersections of Student Identity to Promote SEL Skills
    * How Families Can Support and Advocate for Their Students

    David Flink is a social movement leader on the front lines of the learning rights movement. David was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at a young age. In 1998 as a student at Brown University, David founded Eye to Eye. It has since become known as the only national organization run for and by people with learning and attention issues.

    David holds a master's degree in disability studies in education from Columbia University and bachelors’ degrees with honors in both education and psychology from Brown University. His first book, Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities, was published by HarperCollins.

    Most recently, David was named a 2021 CNN Hero for his work to support students with learning disabilities.

     

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodeuspzMpGtU2D40GLx1HB70pjgzowBwG

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    zoom

    Parent Talks: New to Dyslexia

    Parent Talks
    Has your child just been diagnosed with something that impacts 5-15% of the general population? Is the school not as helpful as you were hoping? Please join us for an informative and educational discussion on the topic of dyslexia and where to find resources to help our children. This is geared towards parents of children with a new dyslexia diagnosis, not intended for school administrators.

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcuirrzIpGtfLqYVqLPNBwzSEbtiN-ULn

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    FREE to attend, registration required.
    Due to the discussion of minors, Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota prohibits video taping and the improper disclosure of personally identifiable information derived from the discussion. 
  • Tuesday, December 07, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Able Seedhouse and Brewery in Minneapolis, MN

    How to Use + Organize your IEP/504 Binder

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    We have created IEP/504 binders for you and we want to help you get started so you are prepared for those meetings! Come get a free binder and learn how tackle IEP and 504 meetings like a pro! We are doing this open house style, so drop in anytime that works for you between 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

    Please RSVP so we have enough binders available for everyone.

    Free to attend.

    Masks are recommended but not required for vaccinated adults.