MDAI at The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
Education for all is the civil rights issue of today. We need to improve literacy levels in the multicultural community through increased education and awareness of dyslexia, the most common reading disability.
MDAI at Georgia State University, Rialto Center for the Arts

Dyslexia & the Achievement Gap:
A Civil Rights Issue for Our Time
Tuesday October 1, 2013
The Rialto Center for the Arts
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Meet & Greet Reception: 6:00 pm • Discussion: 7:30 pm

Featuring:

  • - Keynote Presentation by Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz
  • - Panel discussion, moderated by DeMarco Morgan, Evening News
        Anchor 11 Alive TV, with:
  • Gena Calloway, Head of School-The Schenck School
  • Jeff Johnson, D.C.-based award-winning journalist, social activist & political commentator
  • Dr. Julie A. Washington, Professor, Georgia State University
  • Victoria Axam, Parent

MDAI Leader Rev. Keith L. Magee with YCDC Co-Directors Drs. Sally & Bennett Shaywitz

Dyslexia crosses racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines, and with proper accommodations, it can be remediated.

Hear from scientists, community leaders, and prominent dyslexics on the issues confronting dyslexics in the muliticultural community--and learn how you can help.


Directions and Parking Information

For directions to the Rialto Center, click here.

Parking for events is available for $4.00 per vehicle at the Equitable parking deck on the corner of Williams and Fairlie streets. Parking is also available at a variety of surface and street lots around the Rialto. Parking fees and hours at these lots vary. Please see the Downtown Interactive Parking Guide for complete details.

  • Georgia State University

Why should I attend this conference?

As policy makers, educators, and community leaders, you can help make the changes that will empower dyslexics to succeed. You can be the difference in helping struggling readers go from being "at-risk" to thriving and productive.

Who will be speaking?

Leading dyslexia experts and Yale professors Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, and a panel discussion, moderated by DeMarco Morgan, Evening News, Anchor 11 Alive TV, with

    Gena Calloway, Head of School-The Schenck School
  • Jeff Johnson, Washington, D.C.-based award-winning journalist, social activist & political commentator
  • Dr. Julie A. Washington, Professor, Georgia State University
  • Victoria Axam, Parent

Where will it be held?

Georgia State University, Rialto Center for the Arts

How long will the conference last?

To be announced...

What is the cost to attend the conference?

There is no charge to attend.

How do I register?

Registration is by invitation only.

Where can I get more information on the conference?

Contact Lynn Waymer at LynnWaymer@YCDCMDAI.org