2020 CESD Dyslexia Conference

Join us virtually for our 19th Annual Texas Dyslexia Conference on October 12-13, 2020!


We'll only be gathering virtually this year...

Despite our best efforts and those of our long-time friends at the Austin Doubletree, we are unable to provide live conferences this year that will accommodate our growing number of attendees while ensuring their safety and that of speakers and staff. All of our fall events will only be available virtually.


While we will miss seeing each of you, we're working on not only providing an exceptional faculty and must-see sessions, we are also exploring ways in which we can increase interaction between attendees and speakers. Stay tuned for more details as we put those ideas to work.


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 the date of each conference, registered attendees will be able to stream sessions in any order they wish, as many times as they wish, during the following three weeks. The only exceptions will be the two live Q&A's with speakers and a few other surprises built into the two scheduled conference days.

19th Annual CESD Dyslexia Conference Agenda 
October 12-13, 2020

  • General Sessions (75 minutes each)


    Empowering Parents with Skills & Confidence to Help their Students with DyslexiaNancy Disterlic, Dyslexia Consultant, ESC X.

    Distance Learning & Standard Protocol Dyslexia Instruction (SPDI)—Marcy Eisinger, Assistant Director, Dyslexia, Garland ISD.

    Dyslexia, School Closure & Compensatory Education—Jose Martin, Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay & Martin, LLP

    A Legal Stroll Through the Texas Dyslexia Handbook— David Richards , Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP.

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


    Live Q&As with conference faculty during the three-week conference window.

  • Breakout Sessions (60 minutes each)


    Dyslexia Services: Beyond a Structured Literacy Program—Nancy Disterlic, Dyslexia Consultant, ESC X.

    Understanding Morphology: What is it and Why Does it Matter?—Jan Cook, Dyslexia Specialist, ESC IV. 

    Mental Health Concerns for Students Returning to School—Daniel Terrazas, Director of Special Programs, Marion ISD.

    Working Productively with an Advocate—Dena Crook, Senior Lecturer, Texas State University and Krystie Griffin, Intervention Coordinator, Lake Travis ISD. 

    What Two Parents of Students with Dyslexia Would Like You to Know—Nicole & Eli Erickson.

    The ADA, High School & What Comes Next for the Student with Dyslexia—David Richards, Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP.

    Tech Tools for Dyslexia & ADHD: The Remote Version—Nancy Watson, Digital Learning Consultant, ESC X.

    Dysgraphia 2.0: What Have We Learned?—Janeia Vorderkunz, Education Specialist, ESC XII & Traci Newman, Education Specialist, ESC XII.

    SE 504 and the Student with Dyslexia—Shannon Naber, Vice President of Product, SuccessEd & David Richards, Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP.