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The Oregon Branch of the IDA’s Student Panel

The Oregon Branch of the IDA’s Student Panel originated back in 2013 when Shelbe Park envisioned a group of dyslexic students who, by working together as a team, could have an opportunity to advocate for themselves and for others, to teachers, parents and interested community groups.

It quickly became clear that teachers and parents listened to these young adults’ stories and heard their pleas to be understood, far more succinctly than any lecture given by well-meaning adults!

The group is presenting on assistive technologies at the 2016 International Dyslexia Conference in Orlando, Florida. Our Student Panel does this work because they are wonderful, proud, creative and generous teens and they want to make a difference.  To find out more about the Student Panel’s favorite technology, download their info sheet, Student Panel Tech Sheet.

To meet them and to talk to them is to know that they are truly Destiny Driven!

If you would like to learn more about the Student Panel’s presentations, or if you would like to join the group, please email Shelbe at

Student Panel Video

Dyslexia affects 15-20% of the population. That is one in five people who suffer from this medical condition. We want to tear down barriers of misinformation, help educators to better understand and effectively teach students, while gaining support with legislators to change the way the system works. Dyslexia isn’t a black and white issue. We need your help.

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