2016 Everyone Reading Conference
 2016 Everyone Reading 
Annual Conference

February 29 - March 1, 2016

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave. @ 34th Street
New York, NY

Everyone Reading invites you to attend our 43rd Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities. Learn new strategies from noted experts in the field and experience the latest in teaching resources, technologies, schools and programs. 

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2016 Everyone Reading Conference Schedule


 Postmarked ON or BEFORE
January 31, 2016
  Member Non-Member/
Student** CUNY
Full - 2 Days  $255  $330  $180  $150
 1 Day
 $205  $280  $140  $125

 Postmarked AFTER
January 31,  2016

Member Non-Member/
Student**  CUNY
Full - 2 Days   $305  $380  $220  $200
 1 Day   $255  $330  $170  $150


You can click YES to register additional attendees in your group or register separately. Just be sure everyone enters the the group discount code to receive the group discount.

Groups of 5 - 9:  Receive 15% off per person - Code: Group5
Groups of 10 or more: Receive 20% off per person - Code: Group10

NYC Dept of Education Personnel have a special contract rate, only if registration is done thru a NYCDOE Purchase Order.  Please talk to your principal or call Everyone Reading at 917-903-2648.

*One year membership included with conference non-member registration
**Proof of full-time student status is required.
***Proof of CUNY student status is required.

Ticket Price includes all day access to the Exhibit Hall

NOTE:  Everyone Reading does not provide Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).  However, we will provide a certificate of attendance for each day of the conference. 
Everyone Reading will not provide lunch, nor will there be a set lunch time.  There is a cafeteria at the CUNY Graduate Center and many restaurants nearby.

Keynote Speakers

Jo Anne Simon

Jo Anne Simon was elected to the NYS Assembly (52nd AD) in November 2014 and serves on its Consumer Affairs, Higher Education, Judiciary, Labor and Transportation committees. She is the sponsor of Assembly bill A.4330A (S.05439) which provides for (a) the use of the word “Dyslexia’ in  IEPS and 504 plans, (b) the early screening of young children for signs of dyslexia and (c) a  requirement that graduate education students be required to take 6 credits in methods of teaching  reading that must include research based effective methods of instruction. She welcomes your input  and activism in securing the passage of this bill.  A 1990 graduate of Fordham Law, Ms. Simon tried the landmark case of Bartlett v. New York  State Board of Law Examiners, and has represented individuals with disabilities in connection with  standardized testing and higher education for over 20 years.

In July 2008, Ms. Simon testified before  the U.S. Senate in support of the proposed amendments to the ADA. She was instrumental in the  passage of California’s AB2122 and DFEH v. LSAC. The consent decree and subsequent Best  Practices report in DFEH v. LSAC formed the basis of recent guidance issued by the US Dep’t of Justice for access to standardized exams. Ms. Simon has been an adjunct Associate Professor at  Fordham University School of Law for many years. 

Before entering the law, Ms. Simon was a teacher of the deaf, a postsecondary disability  services provider (Gallaudet University) and was a certified sign language interpreter for over 20  years. She holds a Master's degree in the Education of the Deaf from Gallaudet University and was a  founding member of the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD), later serving as its  general counsel.  Ms. Simon served on the board of directors of Everyone Reading from 1998 through 2004,  serving as its president for over five years before her election to the Assembly.

Judith C. Hochman, Ed.D.

Dr. Hochman is the founder of The Writing Revolution, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing evidence based strategies for writing instruction to underserved schools. The Writing Revolution presents courses for educators and has partnerships with schools in New York and Washington DC. 

Dr. Hochman is the former Superintendent of the Greenburgh Graham Union Free School District in Hastings on Hudson and a former Head of The Windward School. She is also the founder and senior faculty member of The Windward Teacher Training Institute. Dr. Hochman lectures, presents workshops and gives courses for educational organizations, colleges and universities, as well as public and independent schools throughout the United States. She is the author of Teaching Basic Writing Skills, numerous articles and a chapter, "Composition: Expressive Language and Writing," in the publication Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills.