Dyslexia association to hold motivational youth symposium

The San Diego branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) will host an ‘Empower Youth’ symposium for children, ages 10-18, and their parents, 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6 at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theater, 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla.

The goal of the event is to empower and inspire pre-teen and teen students with learning differences such as dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), auditory processing disorder and non-verbal learning disabilities, who struggle to succeed academically and emotionally.

As much as 20 percent of the population has some form of a learning disability, which can cause a person to have trouble learning and using certain skills, according to the IDA. This can affect a person’s self-image, leaving students feeling less capable than they actually are.

The symposium is designed to help build the students’ confidence and self-esteem, featuring motivational speakers who share some of the same challenges.

Tickets are $25-$35 at (858) 362-1348 or dyslexiasd.org/events or www.empoweryouth.org

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