Our So. Cal. Tri-Counties Branch of the IDA

 Community Meetings

Children's Author
Jane Healy
Orton-Gillingham Classes
Adult Literacy Classes 
Legal Rights Workshop


To Celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month

  • Children's Author Event with Author Matthew Gollub - October 1st
    • Boost Your Child's Enjoyment of Reading Children's Author Event - Saturday October 1st with author: Matthew Gollub
      • Bay Area Author
      • Matthew entertains and inspires with energized, heartfelt and memorable presentations
      • He draws on his background as an author, publisher, parent, musician, and soccer coach
      • Matthew's bio
    • Location:
      • Corona Historic Community Room
      • 815 W. 6th Street, Corona 92888
    • Fees:
      • Free to IDA members and their children
      • $10 for non-IDA members - adults
      • $5 for children of non-IDA members
    • Time:
      • 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
      • For kids - parents - teachers - grandparents!
    • Register at http://childrenauthor.eventbrite.com
    • Be one of the first 50 children to register and receive a free Matthew Gollub book and CD!! - complements of Target (our co-sponsor) --- must be pre-registered!
    • Lunch afterwards available from Big Mama's Hot Dogs!

  • An Afternoon with Jane Healy - Saturday October 22nd
    • Different Learners: Identifying, Preventing and Treating Your Child's Learning Problems
      • Learning abiliites - and differences -- result from a complex interaction of genetics, brain development, and a child's experiences at home and school
    • Time:
      • 1 pm to 4 pm
    • Registration Fee
      • NO CHARGE!
      • This workshop is co-sponsored by the Glendora Public Library - thank you Glendora Public Library!
    • We will
      • Explore research on this nature-nuture interaction in children of the digital age,
      • Review successful case studies with positive strategies for recognizing symptoms,
      • Find effective therapies, and
      • Construct a learning-power enviroment to help any child achieve more effectively
    • Location: Glendora Public Library (a co-sponsor of this event)
      • 140 South Glendora Avenue, Glendora
    • Jane Healy's newest book
      • Different Learners: Identifying, Preventing and Treating Your Child's Learning Problems
      • Will be on sale - and at a very reduced discount for IDA members
    • Speaker:
      • Jane Healy, Ph.D., is a teacher, author, and lecturer who has worked with all ages from pre-school to graduate school.
        • A graduate of Smith College, she holds a M.A. from John Carroll University, a Ph.D. in educational psychology fromm Case Western Reserve University, and post-doctoral work in developmental neuropsychology.
        • She has served on the faculty of Cleveland State University
        • Dr. Healy has received international media coverage, including Nightline, Good Morning America, the Today Show, BBC, CNN, and NPR for her ideas about the impact of technology, media and culture on children's brain development.
        • Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages
    • To register: go to http://janehealy.eventbrite.com



  Legal Rights and Awareness Workshop

Legal Rights and Advocacy Workshop
Presented by Janeen Steel, Esq. 
Executive Director of the Learning Rights Law Center

Where: Spoken Word Church
30151 Avenue Banderas
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

When: Saturday December 3, 2011

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $79.99 including Toolkit for non-IDA members; IDA members receive a $34 discount

A workshop for parents and professionals on the legal rights of students with disabilities and learning differences in the K-12 education system.

This workshop includes the Learning Rights Center Toolkit - valued at $50.  This huge folder is a self-advocacy guide designed for parents, advocates, and attorneys.  It includes tools and forms necessary to advocate for equitable access in the education system.  Table of contents includes:

1.  Introduction
2.  Statistics
3.  Relevant Laws and Cases
4.  Navigating the Special Education System
5.  Child Find
6.  Eligibility
7.  Assessments and Re-Assessments
8. Records
9.  Individualized Program Plan (IEP) and Triennial IEP
10.  Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
11.  Goals
12.  Related/Supplemental Services
13.  Accommodations, Modifications, and Assistive Technology
14.  Placement and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
15.  Enrollment and Interim Placements16.  Transition Services
17.  Behavior Issues and Discipline
18.  AB 3632 and Mental Health
19.  Parent/Surrogate Rights
20.  Early Childhood
21.  Delinquent and Dependent Youth
22.  Disputes and Stay-Put
23.  Sample Letters

Join us for this fantastic and very informative workshop!

Tell your friends!!

Previous workshop cost $125 - so our current price of $79.95 is a real bargain!!
Registration includes Toolkit
Lunch is on-your-own

Parking is available

Orton-Gillingham Training Classes

  • Dates:
    • July 18 through 29th 2011
  • Flyer
  • Testimonials

Adult Literacy Classes

For adults wishing to enhance and/or develop reading skills
Also beneficial for teens wishing to develop reading skills 
Low fee: $10 every 2 months 
New class begins Monday January 11th, 2010 at 5:30 PM
Then...........every Monday & Wednesday
Location: Woodcrest Public Library
16625 Krameria, Riverside 92504 
2nd Location: La Sierra Public Library
4600 La Sierra Avenue, Riverside 92505 

Tell your friends --- pass the word to those who may be interested!

This program is designed for people 14 years or older and uses a multisensory approach involving the use of visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile pathways of learning. It was developed by the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. It is heavily phonetic, each lesson spiraling from the previous sessions. Each lesson is taught on DVD and is facilitated by Eleanor Colombo, a retired reading teacher.


Legal Rights Workshop

Date: Saturday December 3, 2011
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Spoken Word Church
30151 Avenue Banderas, Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 



 33rd Annual Conference

March 2nd and 3rd, 2012 - more information coming soon!


 Dyslexia Dash - Watch for upcoming news on Spring 2012 Dash


Previous Events - order CDs and enjoy the speakers

February 6th and 7th 2009
Overcoming Obstacles to Learning: A Student's Road to Success Conference 
CDs now available for order

  • Teaching Brains: A Future Focus (Dr. Gordon Sherman)
  • Teaching Brains: A Classroom Focus (Dee Rosenberg)
  • Ways with Words: Vocabulary (Dr. Marcia Henry)
  • On the Road to Comprehension (Dr. Marcia Henry)

January 25th and 26th 2008
Research to Practice Conference - CDs now available for order 

  • Neurobiological Research in Reading Disabilities and How it Points the Way to Understanding Autistic Spectrum Disorders (Friday)
  • Answers By The Expert: Case Oriented Q & A - Get Answers to Specific Questions on Reading , Autism, & CAPD (Friday)
  • Literacy in Mathematics - Brain Friendly Techniques to Reach All Learners (Friday & Saturday)
  • Literacy in Mathematics - Let's Make the Connection! (Saturday)


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