Assistive Technology Workshop for Dyslexia
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Workshop for Adults, Parents, Students and Educators
“Join us for an informative and free workshop on how assistive technology can be used in the classroom and at home to help people with dyslexia, led by Jan Tuber, A.T. Specialist at Parents Helping Parents. The workshop will include demonstrations of low-cost and free assistive technology. Seating is limited and pre-registration through EventBrite is required. Doors open at 12:00 p.m.”
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Is there an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, we are asking that event seats be limited to adults. However, high school and college students are welcome. Childcare is not provided for this event.
What are my parking options at the event?
Please arrive early. There is limited library parking for a fee. There is metered parking on the surrounding streets.
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Information about Parents Helping Parents and Project Second Chance
Parents Helping Parents
Parents Helping Parent’s mission is to help children and adults with special needs receive the support and services they need to reach their full potential. They provide information and referral, resources, and training to build strong families and improve systems of care.
PHP is a nationally recognized parent-directed family resource center that has been serving the community for over 40 years and is highly regarded in the community, the state, and the nation. PHP’s staff is recognized for their expertise and talent in providing a range of services and supports to families of children with a wide variety of disabilities. They have a very active LD/ADHD support group, an extensive library filled with books on social skills, ADHD, dyslexia, and more, and they provide resources and training specific to LD concerns. PHP also loans out a variety of low-tech tool-kits for reading, writing and sensory needs at no cost to its members.
PHP's iTECH Center is the largest Assistive Technology (AT) demonstration center in the San Francisco Bay Area. The AT specialists provide parents, professionals, adults, and children the opportunity to explore technology, gain "hands-on" experience with instructional devices, software, and apps, and discover tools that best suit their needs. One of the three AT specialists is the mother of a dyslexic child and has expertise specifically in dyslexia and other LD challenges.
PHP is excited to announce that they are the recipients of a Yahoo Employee Foundation grant to provide students with learning disabilities the necessary information and resources to maximize their chances for college success. A conference entitled, “Roadmap to College Success,” will be held at PHP on Saturday, March 18th for parents, professionals and students middle-school age and above who aspire to attend college. Contact PHP for more information!
Project Second Chance
Project Second Chance (PSC), the Contra Costa County Library Adult Literacy Program, offers free, confidential, one-on-one basic literacy instruction to people who read or write below the 6th grade level. Students are over 16 years of age, out of high school, and speak English well enough to communicate over the telephone and in person. While many PSC students are native English speakers, many others are non-native English speakers who can benefit from tutoring sessions that are conducted in English. Many of our adult students have a reading disability known as dyslexia. Since PSC was founded in 1984, it has helped more than 5,600 county residents develop skills to read to their children, vote, advance at work, acquire their high school diploma, and perhaps most significantly of all, feel better about themselves. If you know adults who need help with reading, writing, or spelling, please encourage them to call PSC or their local library.