October Is Dyslexia Awareness Month


Tuesday, October 3rd, Santa Barbara County is issuing a proclamation recognizing Dyslexia Awareness Month, 9:00 AM, in the County Supervisors’ Hearing Room. All are invited to attend, and also to witness the County’s appreciation for the decades of work by Barry and Deidre Dubin in our community.

We are especially happy about this because it was our then-Assembly Member, now County Supervisor Das Williams, who was the co-sponsor of AB 1369, California’s important new dyslexia legislation that is really making a difference for the 1 in 5 here in Santa Barbara and throughout the Golden State.

Wednesday, October 4th at the Central Library, members of several local schools including Superintendent Cary Matsuoka of the Santa Barbara Unified School District, will address how the schools are dealing with dyslexia; 7-8:30 pm. Monthly Dyslexia Dialogues are sponsored by the Library and Dyslexia Santa Barbara.

Saturday, October 7th, last day to register for the FREE online Orton-Gillingham training. It’s a 20-hour course offered by the experts at Dyslexia Training Institute, a great way to become more familiar with this evidence-based reading approach that is essential for students with dyslexia. Course begins October 9.

Contact: (805) 564-5619 or literacy@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Tuesday, Oct. 10th, The City of Santa Barbara will recognize October as Dyslexia Awareness Month with a proclamation on at 2:00 at City Hall. There will also be a dyslexia installation in the first-floor display case.

For more information visit: http://www.dyslexiasantabarbara.com