21st Annual CESD Texas Dyslexia Conference (Hybrid Style)

Join us at the Kalahari: October 17 - 18, 2022

&  Virtually: Oct. 24 - November 15, 2022

A new State Dyslexia Handbook requires Texas schools to offer IDEA evaluation when dyslexia identification is sought. 

We've crafted our Fall Dyslexia Conference with an eye to meeting the new requirements. General sessions from Dr. Dawn Flanagan and Andrea Ogonosky will address the latest brain research, IDEA's SLD evaluation and special education services for students with dyslexia. Breakouts will fill in the details on goals and objectives for IDEA eligible students with dyslexia, the role of Section 504 in the new handbook, interventions for students determined not at risk for dyslexia but in need of assistance and much more.

For Fall 2022, we've prepared an in-person conference at our new Conference Home

Having outgrown our old home, we've moved to the Kalahari Resorts in Round Rock (just north of Austin). Last year's attendees loved the new space with significantly more elbow room, a variety of choices for in-hotel dining, more guest rooms available at the Conference Rate... and admission to the largest indoor waterpark in the United States for registered hotel guests.

....And an option if you don't want to travel, attend our virtual event.

A week after the in-person conference, we'll begin the virtual conference. Registrants will be able to see all of the sessions via pre-recorded video except the two Q&A's with Dave and Jose. Two Q&A's will be scheduled during the conference window dedicated to live questions from virtual conference attendees.


Among the benefits of a virtual conference is the ability for an attendee to see every session and do so at a convenient time during our conference window. Beginning on November 1, 2021, registered attendees will be able to stream sessions in any order they wish, as many times as they wish, during the following three weeks until the virtual conference concludes on November 23, 2021.

Will I have to lug around that heavy conference notebook? Do Virtual Attendees get access to materials?

The bulky notebooks are gone. Attendees at both the in-person Conference and Virtual Conference will get all that conference content you love (PowerPoint slides, links, and other resources) with a single PDF that you can download and follow during the conference on your electronic device. If you'd rather have it on paper, you can print any or all of the materials, make your notes on them, and still have a PDF to print a clean copy if you'd like. The notebook will be available for registered attendees to download from Dropbox or Google Drive during the week preceding the in-person conference.

Conference Fee & Options

All Registration is online. CESD no longer utilizes paper registration forms.


  • Registration $410 (In Person or Virtual)
  • Buffet Lunch @ Kalahari on Monday and Tuesday of the Conference:  $16 per day
  • Section 504 Foundation Video Series: $200


What happened to the Pre-Conference for folks new to Section 504?

CESD's Section 504 Pre-Conference was a very well-attended add-on for folks new to Section 504 and those who wanted to brush up on the basics. After looking at the complexity of the topics we typically cover at the conference, we decided a couple of Pre-Conference sessions were insufficient to provide the foundation necessary to fully enjoy the Fall Conference.  We've replaced that optional half day with the Section 504 Foundation Series, a six video collection with Dave and Jose covering the 504 basics. The following videos are included:

  1. The Role of the Section 504 Coordinator: Developing and Implementing Compliance-Oriented Section 504 Programs
  2. Comparison & Contrast: Section 504/ADA vs. IDEA
  3. An Overview of the Section 504 Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) Process
  4. Section 504 Nondiscrimination in Extracurricular & NonAcademic Activities
  5. Does the 504 Plan Have to Include THAT? Using Data to Create the Plan
  6. Section 504 Behavior Management & Discipline 

Purchase of the Foundation Series allows the individual registered to access each of the videos as often as she'd like, as many times as she'd like, for three weeks beginning with the first use of the email-provided login.

Section 504 Foundation Right

Foundation Series at a Special Conference Price

The Foundation Series price of $300 is reduced to $200 during our Texas Dyslexia Conference and Fall Section 504 Conference when purchased together with a conference registration for either event.

Any Dyslexia or Section 504 registration will allow the purchase of the Foundation Series for the attendee at the special rate. Want to show the series to a group of your colleagues?  We can make that happen. Give us a call at 512-219-5043.

21st Annual CESD Texas Dyslexia Conference

In-Person: October 17-18, 2022 & Virtual: Oct. 24 - November 15, 2022

  • 4 General Sessions (75 minutes each)

  • Dyslexia Live Q&A (Two sessions, 60 minutes each)

  • 7 Breakout Sessions (60 minutes each)