Community Service Events

We offer various events to many different constituencies in the St. Louis community who need or want more information related to learning disabilities.

Our annual College Opportunities Fair for LD/ADHD connects area high school students and their families with college and university personnel who address their specific questions as they journey through the collegiate process.

Wilson® Parent Workshops are offered four times a year for interested parents, educators, or community members who would like to learn more about the research behind the Wilson Reading System® program and why it works. Experience Dyslexia®: A Learning Disabilities Simulation created by the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association allows participants to truly experience what dyslexia is and how it makes you feel.

As they become available, movies are screened on the topics of learning disabilities and dyslexia. The annual American Iris Society Show sponsored by the Kirkwood Iris Society is held in May. Participation is open to our Churchill Center & School students as well as the local community.

For more information on Churchill’s Community Service Events, check out our upcoming events below or email Mary Brotherton at

Reviews from Community Service Attendees

  • “I found the event to be very helpful. We found several new college options, plus a lot of helpful general information. I think this is an outstanding community service for the school to provide.”
    – College Opportunities Fair Parent Attendee
  • “I love the fact that all the activities were hands on. They made me realize how challenging school can be for these children.”
    – Experience Dyslexia® Participant
  • “I felt the frustration my students must feel.”
    – Experience Dyslexia® Teacher Participant

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Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course (4th Edition) – October 2019

WHEN: Tuesday, October 22, Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day
WHERE: Churchill Center & School | 1021 Municipal Center Drive Town & Country, MO 63131

The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) is a comprehensive remedial program for students in grades 2 - 12 and adults needing intensive intervention. This 16.5 hour introductory course provides hands-on practice and application of skills with the WRS Lesson Plan to effectively begin implementing the program. It serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification.

Workshop Topics:
• Reading research
• Principles of language structure
• How the WRS addresses the five areas of reading
• Definition of dyslexia and common characteristics
• WRS principles of instruction
• Program implementation
• Student placement, progress monitoring and scheduling
• Creating a successful classroom environment
Participants prepare a 10-part lesson plan and practice lesson procedures

Cost: $675.00 per person (Lunch is NOT provided. Lunch is on your own).

Materials are not included. All materials can be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training® at

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refunds for cancellations will only be issued if cancelled seat can be filled - less a $50.00 processing fee.

Hotel Information: Contact the Courtyard by Marriott St. Louis West County at 12815 Daylight Drive directly to book a room (314-339-7500). Ask for the Churchill rate of $149.00 per night.

For further questions or concerns, please contact Director of Community Outreach Mary Brotherton at or 314-997-4343.

Experience Dyslexia®: A Learning Disabilities Simulation

As of 9/26/19, this workshop has been opened up for 120 participants to attend. Availability will go fast so please RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW! Contact Mary Brotherton at to attend this unique event!

Experience Dyslexia®: A Learning Disabilities Simulation

October is National Dyslexia Awareness month. Join us at Churchill Center & School for a series of simulations designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia (a specific language learning disability) encounter daily.

You will rotate through six stations that simulate various language-related tasks similar to those encountered in the classroom and workplace.

We hope this experience will provide insight into working more effectively with students with dyslexia and lead to greater empathy and understanding.

(Participants must be 18 or older).

Screenagers (Next Chapter) Film Screening



Join us for a special viewing of the latest film offering from Screenagers!

Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience"

WHERE: Churchill Center & School
WHEN: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
FOR: 6th Graders and Up (with adult supervision) + ALL parents!

This film is focused on helping youth thrive in our screen and stress-filled world. As in the original SCREENAGERS movie, Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional to help parents flip the script on stress, anxiety and depression. Ruston sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we as parents and schools, empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, community savvy and stress resilience.

Students in sixth grade and up are welcome to attend, as long as they are accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Appropriate for ALL parents.

For further questions/concerns, please contact Mary Brotherton at

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For questions or more information about Churchill Center & School’s Outreach Program, contact Mary Brotherton, Director of Community Outreach, at 314-997-4343 or

Churchill's proven methods and well-trained faculty change the lives of children who struggle with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning disabilities.