Dyslexia Center of Austin is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization started in May 2014. Our mission is to support the educational, emotional, and social well-being of students with dyslexia and related disorders. We offer multi-sensory, structured language training for teachers and therapists, promote dyslexia awareness, and connect parents, teachers and the Central Texas community with resources, referrals, and outreach opportunities.
Austin ISD Dyslexia Middle School Initiative
Dyslexia Center of Austin (DCA) is collaborating with Austin ISD on a new dyslexia middle school initiative, providing strategic planning, consulting, and training to core subject teachers on how to best support students with dyslexia in their classrooms. Click here to read coverage in the Austin American Statesman.
More School Districts ~ More Courses
DCA is reaching out and training educators from Austin ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Dripping Springs ISD, as well as private therapists and we are expanding the number of therapist and teacher courses offered.
After School Dyslexia Therapy Program
DCA’s goal is to fund our first 2-year Dyslexia Intervention Program to provide dyslexia therapy to students in an after-school community setting. Through donations and literacy grants, DCA plans to raise these much-needed funds which will be used to pay for teacher and student materials, classroom furniture, facilities fees, and salary for a Certified Academic Language Therapist to provide the instruction.
- We are engaging with multiple organizations who are very interested in the possibility of collaborating with DCA
- We hope to start a Take Flight group this upcoming school year
- Through partnerships, our goal is to develop a system of satellite Take Flight groups throughout greater-Austin
Your donation directly benefits students with dyslexia by helping fund the following:
- CALT or CALT-in-Training to provide the intervention
- Needed classroom furniture, including a magnetic white board, desks, chairs, etc.
- Take Flight teaching material
- Take Flight consumable student materials