Past Events

SDF hosted a dyslexia forum where the public was able to come out to learn more about dyslexia, current policies, how dyslexia impacts members of our community, and what can be done about it. 

"Why can't I reab like everydoby else?"

Jake Clemons Benefit Concert Thursday, JULY 26

Jake Clemons Meet and Greet

prior to the Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band show September 3, 2016

Jake Clemons Benefit Concert

the NARO

October 1, 2015 

Old Dominion University Webb Center


Thank you to everyone that came out to learn more about dyslexia!  The evening began with a special preview of “Dislecksia: The Movie,” created and produced by award-winning film-maker Harvey Hubbell.  The movie told the funny, though sometimes heartbreaking, story of the life of a dyslexic child (Hubbell himself), his many challenges in surviving the school experience, and his ultimate discovery of the effective reading methodology which would change his life.

            The Q&A panel discussion, wherein Mr. Hubbell and other panelists with varied expertise in the field of dyslexia addressed the questions of the audience.  They discussed the current state of treatment, the needs of those struggling with dyslexia, and pending legislation which will attempt to meet those needs, and the diagnostic process.  They also heard powerful testimonies from an SDF board member, who has dyslexia, and a high school junior, also with dyslexia.

           We would like to extend a great thank you to the Education Department and Office of Student Accessibility at Old Dominion University.  We would also like to thank our wonderful sponsors and students volunteers from the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  If you were unable to attend or have any questions about the event please feel free to call us.

Cocktail Party Fundraiser 

Cellars Restaurant Bar & Lounge 

​​​Billabong Presents:   Coastal Edge

Steel Pier Classic and Surf Art Expo

LEXtalk Dyslexia Forum

March 23, 2017 

​Southside STEM Academy at Campostella Elementary School

Norfolk, VA