“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!
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 […]
Dyslexia Training! Understanding & Recognizing Dyslexia + An Intro to Structured Literacy December 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm PST Understanding and Recognizing Dyslexia + Introduction to Structured Literacy Presented by The International Dyslexia Association – Oregon Branch This training includes a simulation, a presentation on understanding dyslexia, a movie based on the teachings of Diana King, and […]
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. […]
IDA Oregon – SW Washington Student Dyslexia Card– Created just for students! Download and print this card to help you talk to your teachers. Fold in half for easy access. Keep it with you at school, keep in your backpack and have it ready whenever you may need it. Handy when you have a substitute teacher […]
IDA Oregon – Student Dyslexia Card– Created just for students! Download and print this card to help you talk to your teachers. Fold in half for easy access. Keep it with you at school, keep in your backpack and have it ready whenever you may need it. Handy when you have a substitute teacher too! […]
Get your IDA Conference 2019 shirt now! If you’re attending DyslexiaCon this November, and are looking for a truly unique souvenir, take a look at our three styles of commemorative shirts. These are only available for a limited time! All shirts include the “70th” logo and custom “Bridging the gap in Oregon” logo on the […]
The Office of the Governor for the State of Oregon has proclaimed October 2019 is Dyslexia Awareness Month! Thank you Governor Kate Brown! Share this page with your friends…
Learn more about Assistive Technology for Dyslexia. For people with dyslexia, Assistive Technology (AT) provides tools that ease the demands of reading and writing. Share this page with your friends…
Download IDA’s Handbook Dyslexia in the Classroom Dyslexia in the Classroom Share this page with your friends…
IDA Oregon Accommodations Flyer – Created just for students! Download this flyer to help you Communicate your Accommodations to your teachers! Self Advocacy – Students must advocate for themselves in order to ensure they receive appropriate accommodations. The first step in self-advocacy is to know what accommodations are reasonable and why they need them. This […]
#DyslexiaCon19| Portland, Oregon | November 7, 2019 The Pinnacle Award was created to recognize an individual who has faced reading challenges, has made significant achievements in his or her field, is leading a successful life, and is a role model for others with learning differences. The award is given annually; more than one person may […]
The IDA Oregon Branch is proud to be a sponsoring a pre-conference symposia session at the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) at the 2019 Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference. DyslexiaCon19 will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon November 7-10. Be sure to attend our session “Dyslexia Spells Success!” on Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 […]
Classroom Support! Join us at the University of Portland School of Education for classroom training “Dyslexia: Strategies & Experiences for your Toolbox”. The team of presenters will provide practical content that educators and administrators can take back to their classrooms and schools to better support their students and families. Share […]
Documentary – It’s Never Too Late. In 2018, Dr. Pamela Mears created a short documentary, It’s Never Too Late, which shares the heartfelt story of two adults that learned to read in their fifties. This true life story of two adult siblings, Sandy Meade and Mike Herron, will inspire you and lift your spirits. With […]
Structured Literacy: Effective Instruction for Students with Dyslexia and Related Reading Difficulties
Structured Literacy: Effective Instruction for Students with Dyslexia and Related Reading Difficulties Click here to download PDF Fact Sheet Click here to download the PDF Guide New Fact Sheet: Structured literacy (SL) teaching is the most effective approach for students who experience unusual difficulty learning to read and spell printed words. The term refers to […]
Save the Date! Nov 7-10, 2019 IDA’s Annual International Conference is the premier professional development conference dedicated to dyslexia. The conference brings in experts from all over the world to educate attendees on the latest research, remediation, and more. The Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference is held for both professionals and families and is attended […]
What Parents of Dyslexic Children are Teaching Schools about Literacy Fewer than 40 percent of fourth and eighth grade students nationwide are proficient readers. Parents of children with dyslexia, a learning disability that makes reading and spelling difficult, are trying to change how reading is taught in the public schools. Must see video below: Successful […]
Please enjoy our audio of the April 6, 2019 Dyslexia Brain Talk with Dr. Joanna Christodoulou and Jared Blank. Ever ask yourself why your brain works the way it does or why it does not work the way you want it to? Listen to this audio for a candid conversation into how our brains work […]
IDA Recognized as an “Outstanding Organization” by the Child Mind Institute and crowdsourced Votes Congratulations! The Child Mind Institute is a national, independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Their annual Change Maker Awards celebrate individuals and organizations who raise awareness and dispel stigma, […]
The law: requires the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to designate a Dyslexia Specialist to provide school districts with support and resources to assist students with dyslexia and their families. Contact Carrie Thomas Beck, Dyslexia Specialist, for additional information. requires each school district to ensure that at least one K-5 teacher in each K-5 […]
“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 […]
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