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 TEA Services for Students with Dyslexia Grant 2018-2019
Dyslexia Center of Austin (DCA) is collaborating with Austin ISD to provide professional development to PreK-3rd grade educators on best-practices, assistive technology, multisensory/scaffolded instruction, and strengths-drive paths to success for students with dyslexia and related disorders. In addition, DCA is leading parent support/education workshops on how parents can best support their children at home and school.
After-School Dyslexia Therapy Program at Walnut Creek Elementary
The Take Flight After-School Program at Walnut Creek Elementary has taken off! DCA, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of the Austin Area, is providing free dyslexia intervention to Walnut Creek Elementary students on their home campus. The Take Flight group is being taught by Nick Jackson, CALT-in-training, Literacy Specialist at Walnut Creek. Click here to learn more about the program. Click here to learn more about the After-School Dyslexia Program.
Austin ISD Dyslexia Middle School Project
DCA collaborated with Austin ISD on their dyslexia middle school project, 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.
After-School Dyslexia Therapy Program
Dyslexia Center Austin, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, offers free dyslexia therapy to students who do not have access to dyslexia intervention during the school day and/or whose families otherwise cannot afford such services.
DCA needs your help to bring this program to more students. We’re seeking cash and silent auction donations for our upcoming annual fundraiser with the goal for the upcoming event is to raise $20,000 to fund a 2-year program to provide dyslexia therapy to Austin-area students in an after-school community setting. Your donation will help us raise these much-needed funds, which will be used to pay for teacher and student materials, classroom furniture, and salary for a Certified Language Therapist to provide instruction.