October 19: Simulation on Reading Difficulty

Our most popular meeting session is back!  Join us for a simulation on “What it is like to have dyslexia.” The simulation takes participants through what it is like to try to read and perform language related tasks with a reading difficulty or dyslexia.

This is a very eye-opening simulation and it can be a very emotional one. This simulation is very helpful, especially for teachers, parents, grandparents, siblings and anyone who may be interested.

As always, our meetings are open to parents and educators. We invite you to join us. In order to be certain that you have a spot that evening, advance signup is highly recommended.

When:                      October 19, 6:30 p.m.

Where:                     Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria

Advance Signup:             http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d49a5ad2ba64-odndyslexia

Mark your calendar now for all of our other meetings this school year: November 16, January 18, February 15, March 8 and April 19.

April 20 Meeting: Transitions!

Wondering how to Transition Your Child to their Next Grade or Building Next Year?

Join us as we hear from our experts within Olentangy’s Pupil Services Department. They’ve helped thousands of students transition and can tell us what to expect and ways we can prepare and help things go smoothly.

We’ll address questions such as: What can parents do to help with the transition process? What can parents expect from level to level? What are some skills that parents can help develop in their children as they grow and mature? What should a parent do if they feel the transition is not going well?

In fact, if you have other questions that you would like answered submit them here and we can be at-the-ready to address those!  Also, we encourage you to bring your spouse and anyone who may be interested.

As always, our meetings are open to parents, students and educators.

We invite you to join us!

When:          April 20, 6:30 p.m.

Where:         Heritage Elementary School, 679 Lewis Center Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035 (in the library)

Two Special Events: Spread the Word & Pls Come!

Thanks to a grant from the Delaware County Foundation, ODN is offering TWO BIG programs in April that are intended to reach those well beyond our Olentangy boundaries.  (Translation: Please spread the word and come, one and all!)

Fliers are attached below.  Two dates: April 11 and April 18.

Flier for April 11 showing of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia”and panel of experts to follow: ODNApril11

Flier for the April 18 simulation on what it is like to have dyslexia: ODNApril18.  Be sure to signup in advance for this one to ensure that you have a spot.  Space is limited!

PS: It’s ALL FREE; No tickets needed


March 15: At the Core – Preparing & Making the Most of College

College has changed and so, too, has the workforce. Now, more than ever it is important that students heading to college consider their targeted career choice (and the best path to get there!) so that they can head off the rising costs of college — especially for our dyslexic kids.

Join us for as we hear from and receive tips from local experts Beth Probst and Sheri Broadfoot from At The Core, LLC. They will discuss the college application process, standardized tests, what families can do now to prepare, and how students can learn to focus on their strongest traits as they define their futures. Parents and college-bound students are welcome to attend together.

ODN meetings are open to parents, educators and kids. We invite you to join us. 

When:      Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.

Where:     Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria

February 17: Panel & Speaker on Preparing Now for College

What happens to your child’s IEP in college & how can your child best prepare? There’s alot to know but we’ve got you covered.

Dr. Matt Sauer, accommodations coordinator with the University of Cincinnati, will talk about what happens to your child’s IEP and how your child needs to prepare.

He will also ask questions from a panel of older students who can answer questions as to what worked best for them.

Hear what they recommend and more.

Join us.

  • February 17, 6:30 p.m.
  • Heritage Elementary, 679 Lewis Center Road in Lewis Center

PS: This is a perfect session for all IEP parents – parents of dyslexic children and all others – so please join us!




January 20: ODN Tour & Meeting at DACC

Join ODN for a special presentation and tour of the local Delaware County Career Center. Learn about how they can work with our special needs children and about their programs that prepare students for both college and a career. We’ll tour the biotech lab and much more.

ODN meetings are open to parents, educators and kids. Since this meeting is also for kids we will include them in the general session and not have a special breakout session for them.

When:      January 20, 6:30 p.m.

Where:     Delaware Area Career Center, 4565 Columbus Pike (US 23); Drive around to the back of the building and enter through the doors there.

November 18: Foreign Language Req. & ASL

Those with dyslexia often have great difficulty with learning a foreign language. So, what are the foreign language requirements all about and what is required to graduate and what do colleges accept or not? And where does ASL fit in and why is it thought of as being helpful to our students with dyslexia?

We’ll cover the foreign language requirements at the very beginning of the meeting and then we’ll get in-depth about ASL. Join us!

ODN meetings are open to everyone — parents, educators and kids. We invite you to join us.

When:      November 18, 6:30 p.m.

Where:     Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria