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Henry Winkler & dyslexia

Thank you Adath Israel Congregation for inviting ONBIDA (Tracy Shepard) to meet with Henry Winkler  (The Fonz-Happy Days ) who is dyslexic and did not learn to read until he was 31. Check out his interview on CBS TV and his children’s book series Hank Zipzer, a boy with dyslexia. […]


An Evening with Henry Winkler in Toronto

An Evening with Henry Winkler Henry Winkler, award-winning actor, shares stories from his career, the Holocaust and overcoming dyslexia. November 17, 2018.  8:00 – 10:00 pm. Adath Israel Congregation, 37 Southbourne Ave. , Toronto CLICK HERE for more information & registration.


In Conversation with Maryanne Wolf – Toronto, Thurs Nov 8 7pm

In Conversation with Maryanne Wolf  Join Indigo’s CEO and Chief Booklover, Heather Reisman, as she welcomes author Maryanne Wolf to discuss her stunning new memoir, READER, COME HOME: The reading Brain In A Digital World. Book signing to follow. Indigo Bay & Bloor, Toronto, ON, Thursday, November 8 at 7 PM.  


NY Times – Why are we still teaching reading the wrong way?

Check out this article in the NY Times “Why are we still teaching reading the wrong way? Teacher preparation programs continue to ignore the sound science behind how people become readers.” It’s from the U.S. but unfortunately, it’s a similar situation in Canada.


This Saturday! ONBIDA’s Literacy and Learning Conference

ONBIDA’s 12th Literacy & Learning Conference Early Identification and Intervention Strategies Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 Ontario Science Center, Toronto, ON Attend in-person or via live streaming! Click here for more information and to register.


Application developer looking for adults with dyslexia

We are posting this request from Andre Milota, PhD. I am looking to speak (via Skype/Google Hangouts) with fellow adult dyslexics about a writing application that I am developing involving text-to-speech and audio recording. If this sounds interesting, lets chat. I want to know about how you currently cope, what […]


Mark it Read National Campaign by Dyslexia Canada

ONBIDA would like to share Dyslexia Canada’s Mark it Read –a national campaign designed to raise awareness and support for the 10-20 percent of Canadian children living with dyslexia. To help raise awareness about dyslexia, the Mark It Read campaign will light buildings and monuments across Canada red throughout October. […]


Early bird deadline approaching – ONBIDA’s 12 Annual Conference

ONBIDA’s 12th Annual Conference Early Identification and Intervention Strategies Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 Ontario Science Center, Toronto, ON NEW this year – Livestreaming Option! Register now! Early-bird rates are in effect until October 7, 2018. Click here for more information and to register.