Non-profit hosting dyslexia awareness event

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Growing up with a learning disability can be a difficult challenge to overcome.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than two million students from ages three to 21 have a learning disability, but one disability that is often undiagnosed is dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a common condition that affects the way the brain processes written and spoken language.

As the school year is about to start, a local non-profit organization is looking to host an event to help parents understand the disability, so they can better assist their child as best as possible.

The Dyslexia Smart Conference will go over how parents can understand how to communicate with their children and go over all of the different resources that are available in our community.

The event will feature special education officials who have taught dyslexic students as well as others with learning disabilities such as Autism.

The conference will be held at the TAMIU Student Success Center Ballroom on Saturday August 11th at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.