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MU English Department Hosts Conference on Dyslexia

A day of resources for people with dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that affects between five to 10 percent of the population. Millersville University will offer a day of resources for people with dyslexia, their family members, their teachers, their counselors and administrators, their advocates, their attorneys and their friends. This event will take place on Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event starts in the Winter Center and moves to Stayer Building for breakout sessions in the afternoon.  Admission is free and open to the public, excluding the lunch session with Dr. Marilyn Bartlett, which is $12.

Dr. Marilyn Bartlett, J.D., Ph.D., former dean and professor at Texas A&M University, is a person who is dyslexic. She requested accommodations on the New York Bar Exam and was denied. Bartlett argued in court that she should receive accommodations on the test based on her learning disability and slow reading speed due to dyslexia. After a 10-year battle, she won the case for herself and others who are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act-Amendment Act and need accommodations for their disabilities when studying in post-secondary institutions and taking professional exams.

For more information on afternoon breakout sessions, visit Stayer Hall Breakout Sessions.

Registration is required and a small fee of $5 per credit will be charged to those desiring Continuing Education Unit (CEU) or Act 48 credits.

Registration for those who do not need credits: Non-Credit Ticket Portal.

Registration for those who want CEU or Act 48 Credits: Ticket Portal for Credits.


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