Jared Blank


“I am running until everyone can read!”

– Jared Blank

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!  I raised over $50,000 for the International Dyslexia Association!!! I am BEYOND grateful that we have reached the fundraising goal for the International Dyslexia Association. I am humbled by and indebted to all those that donated, shared my story and followed this journey. Thank you to all the donors! These funds will support the people that are working to change the culture around dyslexia, the teachers that are in the classroom, and of course the families and students. The students that are just like me. My heart is warm. I am running until everyone can read!

 

Thank You Jared!

 

Jared Blank, a native of Oregon who grew up and went to school in Portland, has partnered with TeamQuest to raise $50,000 for the International Dyslexia Association so that teachers, parents, and students can receive the resources and support they need in order to be successful.

Diagnosed with dyslexia when he was five years old, Jared learned that, for him, academic success would be a matter of hard work and endurance.  Today, he has  graduate degrees from Seattle Pacific University and University of Southern California, and has completed numerous marathons and most recently the World Marathon Challenge, finishing in 12th place and ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

“I will continue to reach out to young people with dyslexia and encourage them to challenge themselves so they too can achieve their dreams.”

He is not done yet!  Your donation will help IDA bring Structured Literacy to every classroom … until everyone can read!  

Click here...Donate to Jared’s fundraising effort 

Visit http://www.worldmarathonchallenge.com/ to learn more about the World Marathon Challenge or go to https://www.inmotional.run/ to check out Jared’s website.

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

DYSLEXIA SHARE

ARTICLES BY ADULTS WITH DYSLEXIA…   💡  A Day in the Life of an Adult with Dyslexia   💡  Dyslexic Workspace   💡 SIRI is Mightier Than the Sword

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Join TEACHlexia – a NEW Educator Network!

TEACHlexia- A NEW monthly Educator Network   A live Zoom monthly chat space for educators to connect, learn from each other, and share resources to help support an inclusive classroom.  Available to ALL locations.   Hosted by Guinevere Getchell and IDA-Oregon   Interested?  Click here   https://forms.gle/4NcF9r2EY3T8cZUs9  

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Right To Read

  The Right to Read inquiry report highlights how learning to read is not a privilege but a basic and essential human right. The report includes 157 recommendations to the Ministry of Education, school boards and faculties of education on how to address systemic issues that affect the right to learn to read. The report […]

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Running the Distance Scholarships!

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Spring Symposium Scholarships!

Dorothy B. Whitehead Scholarship ELIGIBILITY: Restricted to public classroom teachers working with students who live within the geographically-defined boundaries of the Oregon Branch, including the southwest Washington counties of Pacific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania and Klickitat. Wright Scholarship ELIGIBILITY: Restricted to IDA members in good standing associated with and residing within the geographically-defined boundaries of […]

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What Is Structured Literacy?

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Effective Instruction for Students with Dyslexia and Related Reading Difficulties

  Structured Literacy: Effective Instruction for Students with Dyslexia and Related Reading Difficulties  

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Structured Literacy Works, But What Is It?

Structured Literacy Works, But What Is It?  

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2021 Annual Report

We are proud to reflect on a successful year and present to you the 2021 Annual Report for the International Dyslexia Association – Oregon Branch. Educate, Advocate and Inspire!

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5 – What To Do If You Think Your Child Has Dyslexia

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4 – Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia

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5 – Qué Hacer Si Cree Que Su Hijo o Hija Tiene Dislexia

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4 – Adaptaciones Para Estudiantes Con Dislexia

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3 – Cómo Hablar Con Su Escuela Sobre La Dislexia

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2 – Cómo Hablar Con Su Hijo o Hija Sobre La Dislexia

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3 – How To Talk To Your School About Dyslexia

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1 – ¿Qué Es La Dislexia?

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2 – How To Talk To Your Child About Dyslexia

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1 – What is Dyslexia?

        Para obtener más información… envíe un correo electrónico a info@orbida.org For more information…please EMAIL info@orbida.org         

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Professional Dyslexia Network – Join Us!

Professional Dyslexia Network – Join Us! Hosted by IDA-Oregon A live monthly chat space for adults living with dyslexia to connect, learn from each other, and share resources. For Individuals 18+ with dyslexia, but will be inclusive to all learning differences. Our goals are to provide a place to connect, to learn from peers, and […]

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LATINX LITERACY SUMMIT

January 22, 2022 9am-3pm This summit will explore the many ways Latinx learners can be better served at home and at school. Attendees will learn about the challenges of learning to read in English, how to distinguish between second language difficulties or Dyslexia, and how parents can support their children at home and at school. […]

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Checking in with a past RTD student scholarship winner!

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How to Teach Reading and Spelling, Bringing the Science of Reading into the Classroom (Jan-Apr 2022) – Remote Training!

How to Teach Reading and Spelling, Bringing the Science of Reading into the Classroom, a 32-hour course that dives deep into the practical application of the Science of Reading in the classroom.  We are starting a new cohort (see attached flyer) and wanted to make sure that you know about it.  This course will span 4 months […]

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Annual Report 2020

We are proud to reflect on a successful year and present to you the 2020 Annual Report for the International Dyslexia Association – Oregon Branch. Educate, Advocate and Inspire!  

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GO RED for Dyslexia!

Reclaiming RED The dreaded red, which we’ve all seen throughout our education. The red marker used to highlight the mistakes with our work is all too familiar for dyslexics around the world. Dyslexia groups have chosen red in order to take back its meaning and globally promote dyslexia awareness in a fun and positive way.  Click […]

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Purchase Running the Distance Book!

Grab a copy of Running the Distance from the International Dyslexia Association bookstore.  All profits from book sales are 100% donated to IDA.  Keep paying it forward! Jared Blank was only five years old when he realized something was wrong. He could already tell that he wasn’t like everyone else. He was having trouble learning […]

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2021 IDA Annual Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference

  The 2021 IDA Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference October 21-23, 2021 Charlotte Convention Center Charlotte, North Carolina

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Arts & Minds

Arts & Minds – Celebrating Extraordinary Dyslexics Celebrate three accomplished creatives – their remarkable work and their inspiring stories. by INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION – OREGON BRANCH Sat, May 22, 2021 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT Location: Online Event Register We invite you to join us for an evening hosted by Jared S. Blank featuring: […]

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Call Scotland

Call Scotland Great resource for all things on assistive technology with a informative section specifically on Dyslexia.  “We’ve been around since 1983 working as a Research and Development centre as well as a working Service unit. Both elements are necessary and important – they inform, enrich and support each other.”   IDA Oregon is here to provide free, educational resources to […]

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The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity In this site you’ll find the latest information about a range of technological tools—from voice recognition programs that let users dictate ideas and watch them appear on their computer screens to recording devices that take the stress out of note-taking. Each of these easy-to-use tools can make an […]

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Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP)

Oregon Technology Access Program (serving all Oregon) The Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) provides training, information, technical assistance and resources regarding the uses of technology for children with disabilities. OTAP services are available to anyone concerned with the needs of Oregon’s children with disabilities from birth to age twenty-one. The program is sponsored by the […]

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Assistive Technology Lab – Community Vision

An Education & Resource Center (in Portland) The Assistive Technology (AT) Lab is a new catalyst for change and inclusion in the Pacific Northwest for people with disabilities, their families, professionals, students, and the public. We want more people to see, access, and feel comfortable with AT.  Visit us in Community Vision’s new building and find out more! […]

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Assistive Technology – Helpful Tips

IDA Oregon is here to provide free, educational resources to families, teachers, and more. Please enjoy this webinar, “Things to Know About Assistive Technology During Distance Learning,” presented by Jamie Martin. View Document…   Watch video…   IDA Oregon is here to provide free, educational resources to families, teachers, and more.  For additional Dyslexia Tech […]

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Assistive Technology 101

Our Award-Winning IDA Oregon Student Panel offers an interactive Assistive Technology 101 presentation that immerses participants in the tools that support students with dyslexia. Request Assistive Technology 101 Presentation & Training ⇒ Watch Assistive Technology VIDEO Tips from our Students!   For more information on IDA Oregon Student Empowerment Group…click here!  

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Grads Striving Beyond

Grads Striving Beyond: Running the Distance Scholarship Fund by Imaan Mohandessi                    

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Assistive Technology Tech Sheet

IDA Oregon Student Empowerment Panel – Recommended Tech Sheet 2020!     IDA Oregon is here to provide free, educational resources to families, teachers, and more.  For additional Dyslexia Tech Tips…visit our Assistive Technology Page!

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Running the Distance Gear!

Grab some awesome Running the Distance apparel and support the Running the Distance Scholarship fund for local students.  In addition, a portion will also go towards the support and safety of children with dyslexia at the Rare Gem Talent School Kenya.         For more information or support Rare Gem Talent School directly…please […]

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Running the Distance Audio Book now Available!

  Running the Distance Audiobook now Available! The IDA – Oregon Branch is pleased to announce that Running the Distance is now available as an audiobook on both Google Play, and on Learning Ally.  If you would like to “read with your ears,” Running the Distance is available for download. All profits from book and […]

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Donate to Running the Distance Scholarships

Help support future student success!   Your donation will go towards the Running the Distance Scholarship program that helps support local students seeking to continue their learning.  To find out more about this scholarship program…please email: runningthedistance@orbida.org  

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VOTE!

Voting Information for Oregon and SW Washington Recently our members have been reaching out with questions on services for voters with disabilities.  Here are some helpful links to more information on accessible voting. There are federal and state laws that protect the voting rights of people with disabilities.         For guidance on […]

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Join IDA Oregon team for Dyslexia Dash (virtual race)

2020 Dyslexia Dash – Virtual Race October 24 – November 1 Join our local team “Running the Distance Oregon!” For details and to register, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/RaceGroup-824168?raceId=9779 LOCATION AND ROUTE – ANYWHERE YOU WANT! The 2020 Dyslexia Dash is a Virtual Race this year.  That means you pick the course and the time you want to run.  You will be […]

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Resources for Education during Distance Learning

For parents, teachers and specialists seeking learning materials in these ever-changing times, we offer some options for distance learning with dyslexia. These resources are curated by our mission partners and other organizations to complement what your school district will provide students.  The resources provided are intended for general informational purposes only, and are not intended […]

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Covid-19 Relief Funds for Families and Educators!

Thank you for the interest…as of May 26, 2020 we are no longer accepting applications. If you are struggling with the impacts of this crisis financially, emotionally, or physically, You Are Not Alone.  These are challenging times. But we cannot allow children to fall behind their peers. Our struggling readers need us now more than […]

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Dyslexia: Journey to Self Advocacy and the Use of Assistive Technology

⇒ Check out the Student Panel Presentation webinar on YouTube!  Hear from the experts!  Watch Members of our Student Empowerment Panel will share helpful classroom practices and tech tools necessary for their success in school and beyond.

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Experts say widely used reading curriculum is failing kids

A first of its kind review finds Lucy Calkins’ materials don’t align with the science of reading.

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You Are Not Alone

Help the IDA Oregon Branch Student Empowerment Group launch the “You Are Not Alone“ campaign! Post a picture on Instagram or Facebook and incorporate the words ”You Are Not Alone!” with the hashtag #DyslexiaYouAreNotAlone. Tell us where you are from and help us grow a dyslexia student empowerment community from all over the world!

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Local Video – “It Takes a Community”

Thank you Scanning Pens for your collaboration and your involvement in our community.  Together we are making a difference! #SucceedWithDyslexia Check out this video that highlights our growing community around Dyslexia in Oregon & SW Washington.                      

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Looking for a local tutor? Need a diagnosis?

View our local Service Provider Referral List – Click Here IDA members include experts who offer a variety of services. These services include assessment, legal assistance, advocacy, speech-language therapy, academic language therapy, educational therapy, tutoring, and more.    

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Portland local Jared Blank runs marathon on treadmill

Portland man runs marathon on treadmill to raise money for children with dyslexia Jared Blank runs a marathon on a treadmill, fundraising for children with dyslexia because he’s been in their shoes.     PORTLAND, Ore. — If you got up this morning and went for a run, congratulations on the dedication. If you ran […]

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Dyslexia Family Day @IDA Conference!

Dyslexia Family Day at the IDA Conference in Portland, Oregon Nov 7, 2019: 8am – 8pm Oregon Convention Center Enjoy a day of listening, learning and inspiration by dyslexia experts from around the world.  This is a great opportunity for local families and students to participate in a full day of the conference at a special rate. […]

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