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

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October 21 Meeting: Simulation on Dyslexia

What is it like to have a reading difficulty? Ever wonder what it is like for your child?  Find out during our simulation.

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. We encourage you to bring your spouse and anyone who may be interested.

As always, our meetings are open to parents and educators. CEUs (Continuing Education credit) is available. Advance signup through Signup Genius is required.

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Heritage Elementary in Lewis Center

September 16: It’s all About Math!

Difficulty learning math? You’re not alone!

Come learn about the Cognition and Brain Science of Math Learning

Nancy Krasa, co-author of Number Sense and Number Nonsense: Understanding the Challenges of Learning Math, will join us on September 16 to talk with us about math! Co-authors Dr. Nancy Krasa (clinical psychologist) and Sara Shunkwiler (middle school teacher) offer their expertise for an eye-opening exploration of how the brain works during the many complex facets of math learning.

This talk will introduce the audience to a few highlights of current research. In particular, Dr. Krasa will talk about what it means to have (or not have) “number sense.” She will also discuss mathematical language, its relationship to natural language, and the problems that children with language and reading disorders often encounter in classroom mathematics.

ODN meetings are open to parents, educators and kids. We invite you to join us. More details are on our free mobile app.

When:      September 16th, 6:30 p.m.

Where:     Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria