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Speaking & Events

Lorraine is dedicated to bringing dyslexia awareness and education to the public and to sparking action!

She has spoken to parents, educators, legislators, military personnel, pediatricians, and government officials on topics ranging from advocacy to legislation.  She has also provided training to help families navigate the special education process. 

Top Requested Topics Include:

  • What is Dyslexia?

  • The Educational Implications of Dyslexia for Teachers & Administrators

  • How to Effectively Advocate for your Dyslexic Child

  • 10 Ways to Support Children with Dyslexia in Public School

  • Understanding Eligibility: How School Teams Decide who Gets Services For Dyslexia

  • How to Support Pediatric Patients with Disabilities

 

Lorraine is available to speak to your group on a variety of topics, selected especially for your audience. Click below to learn more!  

Upcoming and Past Events

  • The Dyslexia Advocacy Advantage: Spring Session Begins!
    The Dyslexia Advocacy Advantage: Spring Session Begins!
    Mon, Apr 25
    Live Webinars and Group Coaching
    Apr 25, 2022, 7:00 PM – Jun 02, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Live Webinars and Group Coaching
    Gain the knowledge, tools, and support you need to discover exactly what your child needs to learn and thrive in school and become a more effective advocate for them!
  • Avoid These Top 10 Mistakes Parents Often Make
    Avoid These Top 10 Mistakes Parents Often Make
    Wed, Apr 20
    Dyslexic Edge Virtual Speaker Series
    Apr 20, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Dyslexic Edge Virtual Speaker Series
    Register for the Dyslexic Edge's unique virtual speaker series to hear Lorraine and other speakers discuss a variety of topics surrounding dyslexia.
  • The Dyslexia Dilemma: How Teachers Can Be a Part of the Solution
    The Dyslexia Dilemma: How Teachers Can Be a Part of the Solution
    Mon, Apr 11
    Dyslexia Training Institute Conference
    Apr 11, 2022, 7:00 AM – Apr 29, 2022, 4:00 PM
    Dyslexia Training Institute Conference
  • Advocate Like An Expert
    Advocate Like An Expert
    Wed, Mar 23
    Free Webinar Password: LCPL
    Mar 23, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Free Webinar Password: LCPL
    Here’s your chance to learn what a professional advocate does behind the scenes. Lorraine shows you how to use her framework and key knowledge points to advocate for your child regardless of their disability. Password: LCPL
  • More Than Words Podcast
    More Than Words Podcast
    Wed, Mar 23
    Podcast Available
    Mar 23, 2022, 7:00 AM
    Podcast Available
    Lorraine discusses how parents can be powerful advocates for their child's education. Click the link below to catch this episode wherever you download your favorite podcast.
  • Ask the Advocate LIVE: Lunch Edition!
    Ask the Advocate LIVE: Lunch Edition!
    Fri, Mar 18
    Facebook Live
    Mar 18, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Facebook Live
    Lorraine is here to provide you with guidance and advice so that you feel empowered to advocate for your child! Get professional advocacy advice for free in this Facebook Live event.
  • Ask the Experts: Advocacy Action Steps
    Ask the Experts: Advocacy Action Steps
    Wed, Mar 16
    Webinar
    Mar 16, 2022, 6:00 PM
    Webinar
    Lorraine joins the Reading & Language Learning Center to present her TOP 5 Action Steps you can take to make a difference in your child's education today.
  • Spring Session Enrollment is OPEN!
    Spring Session Enrollment is OPEN!
    Tue, Feb 15
    Group Coaching Program
    Feb 15, 2022, 3:47 AM
    Group Coaching Program
    We are now accepting applications to our group coaching program, The Dyslexia Advocacy Advantage, starting on April 18th. Save your spot now!
  • Mindset Matters: Moving From Overwhelmed to Empowered
    Mindset Matters: Moving From Overwhelmed to Empowered
    Wed, Jan 26
    Bonus Webinar
    Jan 26, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Bonus Webinar
    Corrinne Coppola is our guest presenter in this important webinar about shifting mindset and becoming an empowered advocate for your child. This webinar is provided as a bonus to the enrollees in The Dyslexia Advocacy Advantage.
  • Winter Session: The Dyslexia Advocacy Advantage
    Winter Session: The Dyslexia Advocacy Advantage
    Mon, Jan 24
    Group Coaching Program
    Jan 24, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Group Coaching Program
    The winter session of our group coaching program begins! You'll gain the knowledge, tools, and support necessary to understand your child's unique needs and make a plan to address those needs.
  • Advocacy Shouldn't Be a Secret! Evening Edition
    Advocacy Shouldn't Be a Secret! Evening Edition
    Thu, Jan 20
    Live Webinar
    Jan 20, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    Empowering parents with the knowledge, support, and tools they need.
  • Advocacy Shouldn't Be a Secret! Lunch Edition
    Advocacy Shouldn't Be a Secret! Lunch Edition
    Thu, Jan 13
    Live Webinar
    Jan 13, 2022, 12:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    Empowering parents with the knowledge, tools, and support they need.
  • Ask the Advocate LIVE : Advocacy Action Steps
    Ask the Advocate LIVE : Advocacy Action Steps
    Thu, Jan 06
    Facebook Live Series
    Jan 06, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Facebook Live Series
    We can help you take action to help your child who is struggling in school. Lorraine Hightower is here to answer all of your dyslexia and special education questions.
  • Decoding Dyslexia Presents: Legislative Advocacy 101
    Decoding Dyslexia Presents: Legislative Advocacy 101
    Wed, Dec 08
    Webinar
    Dec 08, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Webinar
    Please join us on December 8th at 7pm for an evening training on legislative advocacy with Lorraine Hightower. She'll be sharing tips to get comfortable with state legislative advocacy work and we'll share updates on the literacy bill(s) we are aware of as we head into the 2022 legislative session.
  • Transforming Your Child's Education
    Transforming Your Child's Education
    Thu, Sep 02
    Webinar
    Sep 02, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Webinar
    Advocacy shouldn't be a secret, so I will share my proven framework for creating a plan for your dyslexic child's needs.
  • Ask the Advocate LIVE
    Ask the Advocate LIVE
    Thu, Aug 26
    Facebook Live Series
    Aug 26, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Facebook Live Series
    Start the school year off right! Lorraine Hightower is here to answer all of your dyslexia and special education questions.
  • Avoid 10 Critical Mistakes Parents Make During IEP Meetings
    Avoid 10 Critical Mistakes Parents Make During IEP Meetings
    Wed, Aug 18
    Webinar
    Aug 18, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Webinar
    Don't make these mistakes at your next IEP meeting! Lorraine Hightower shares how to avoid these common blunders at the IEP table.
  • Virtually Unstoppable VBIDA Leading the Way!
    Virtually Unstoppable VBIDA Leading the Way!
    Sat, Apr 24
    Synchronous and Asynchronous Webinar
    Apr 24, 2021, 9:00 AM
    Synchronous and Asynchronous Webinar
    Lorraine Hightower joins others from the dyslexia community to inform and empower parents and educators with information about dyslexia.
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