Outreach Events

The Reading Center hosts outreach events throughout the state every year. Last year, we reached more than 5,000 people, many of whom were new to dyslexia and The Reading Center. If you are interested in having one of our staff speak or participate in your event, please contact us at 507-288-5271.

Each fall The Reading Center hosts a series of outreach events on the topic of dyslexia. Events have included Adults with Dyslexia panels, Legislative laws Panels, Simulations and Open Houses.

2019 Outreach Events

Throughout the year we hold outreach events in Rochester and by invitation elsewhere. If you are interested in having The Reading Center host or participate in an outreach event, please contact us at 507-288-5271.

New Dyslexia Laws Panel

This is a FREE online event on September 30 from 4-5pm. Join us on Facebook Live to hear more about the historic legislation that was passed this year to help dyslexic and other struggling readers in Minnesota.  The panel will include members of the Dyslexia Coalition formed last year to advocate for changes to law that benefit dyslexic learners.

Dyslexia Simulation: A Walk In Our Shoes

This FREE event will be on October 22, 2019 from 7-8:30pm at a Rochester TBD location. Please register here as space is limited. This is an interactive simulation exercise to experience the common symptoms of dyslexia.  While interesting for everyone, this is particularly valuable for friends and family members of people with dyslexia.

Check back for future dates on these events:

  • Dyslexia Simulations

  • Reading Center Open House

  • Exhibitor Tables

  • Panel Discussions

  • Parent Support Groups


Videos of Past Outreach Events

2018 Young Adults with Dyslexia Panel  Panelists: Ben, Daniel and Caroline

2018 Young Adults with Dyslexia Panel

Panelists: Ben, Daniel and Caroline

2017 Dyslexia Laws Panel  To learn more about state law impacting students with dyslexia, view our panel from October 2017. Panelists included (left to right): Minnesota State Senator Carla Nelson (Chair, Senate Education Finance Committee), Rachel Berger (Founder, Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota), Minnesota State Senator Roger Chamberlain (Chair, Senate Taxes Committee), Dr. Vicki Weinberg (Learning Disabilities Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education), Daron Korte (Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education).

2017 Dyslexia Laws Panel

To learn more about state law impacting students with dyslexia, view our panel from October 2017. Panelists included (left to right): Minnesota State Senator Carla Nelson (Chair, Senate Education Finance Committee), Rachel Berger (Founder, Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota), Minnesota State Senator Roger Chamberlain (Chair, Senate Taxes Committee), Dr. Vicki Weinberg (Learning Disabilities Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education), Daron Korte (Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education).