Celebrating Dyslexia Online Speaker Series

Each year our community comes together to celebrate the unique gifts that come along with a dyslexia diagnosis. We often focus so much on the challenges dyslexia can present, that we can lose sight of the strengths that are acquired along the way. This event aims to provide our attendees with inspiration and hope for what is possible in the future for our dyslexic students.

Thanks to this being the “Year of Zoom” we have a unique opportunity to remove the constraints of geographic locations and are excited to expand our celebration to include speakers and attendees from across the country. Our speaker line up includes:

Thursday, April 1, 4-5:15 pm MT

John Hickenlooper, Colorado Senator and former Governor of Colorado/Mayor of Denver 

25-minute speech by Senator John Hickenlooper, followed by a 45-minute panel: “Overcoming Adversity: How Dyslexia Shaped my Life”

Thursday, April 8, 6-7 pm MT

Dr. Shawn Robinson, Author, Professor, and Board Member of International Dyslexia Association 

“From Failure to Academic Success: What you do not see.”

Thursday, April 15, 7-8:15 pm MT

Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Physician-Scientist, Author, Co-Founder/Co-Director of The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Dyslexia in the 21st Century: Science Bringing Hope to Children Who Are Dyslexic.”

Friday, April 23, 6-7:30 pm MT

Hillside Community Celebration & Family Trivia Night  (private event for Hillside Families)

An event for the entire family! Get in your PJs, order a pizza, and join in on community trivia. Stay for a special student presentation followed by a way to support the Hillside Scholarship Fund.