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What is Dyslexia?        An In-depth Look

Dyslexia Training Institute

June 3 to 30, 2019
Interactive Online Training

Participants in this four-week course will be introduced to the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, and learn about many popular myths. The course includes in-depth exploration of scientific research and the opportunity to evaluate remediations supported by research.

Participants will discuss current accommodations available to children and adults with dyslexia, and engage in simulations. All class discussions, chats and assignments will be moderated by instructors.

Find links to the course syllabus and registration here.

Dyslexia Knowledge & Strategies

TPE of West Des Moines

June 17 to 21, West Des Moines
July 22 to 26, West Des Moines
July 29 to August 2, Sioux City

“Dyslexia Knowledge & Strategies,” a five-day, graduate-level course presented by True Potential Education: Dyslexia Inspired Learning (TPE), will be offered twice in West Des Moines and once in Sioux City during the month of June.

Course Overview:

  • Day 1 – Dyslexia 101
  • Day 2 – Dyslexia 201
  • Day 3 – Tools & Techniques
  • Day 4 – Classroom Approach
  • Day 5 – Classroom Approach

Master’s and license renewal credits are available.

  • Visit the course website here.
  • Download the course flyer here.
  • Register here.

Upcoming Events

Autism Society of America 2019 National Conference

Day on the Hill – July at the U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

July 10 and 11
July 9 (Pre-conference event)
Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD

Presentations and breakout discussions for the 51 annual Autism Society of America National Conference will address a variety of issues related to the autism lifespan. This year’s themes are:

  • Leading Toward Innovation in Autism
  • I Am Autism: Self-Empowerment
  • 20/20 Vision – The Future is You!
  • Assessment, Action and Accountability

Gwendolyn Harshaw will deliver the keynote talk, “The Unexpected Gift of Music,” at the Wednesday luncheon, with a special performance by her son Zayne Harshaw. Policy Advocacy track sessions take place Wednesday July 10, with a day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 11 to meet with members of Congress. Pre-conference events take place on Tuesday, July 9.

Learn more and find links to the agenda and registration here.

Save the Date: 2019 Make Your Mark! Conference

Presented by Iowans with Disabilities in Action

September 26-27, 2019
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
300 East 9th Street Coralville, IA

Iowans with Disabilities in Action will present the annual Make Your Mark! Self-Advocacy Conference at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville in September. Active self-advocates and those who would like to develop their advocacy skills are encouraged to attend.

  • Conference theme: Leading the Way!
  • Conference goal: helping attendees develop leadership skills to increase civic and political participation among Iowans with disabilities.

Training Sources

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Our Training Sources page provides links to a variety of training resources that are available on an ongoing basis. Most of these resources are online, available any day, any time. Check websites for fees associated with the trainings.

The Conner Training Connection makes every effort to assure these listings are up-to-date. Visit our Training Sources page.

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Please visit our interactive calendar to find trainings on disability-related topics, including autism, brain injury, mental health, self-advocacy and transition. We invite you to share trainings with us and others using the "Add Event" button on this calendar.

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