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® 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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The Key Vocabulary Routine

Join us for a fabulous one-day workshop focusing on vocabulary. This instructional routine teaches student vocabulary and vocabulary learning strategies in any subject area.

Presented by Becky DeSmith, Senior Keys to Literacy Trainer

Workshop Fee: $250.00 (includes "The Key Vocabulary Routine" book and lunch)
* Space is limited!

Contact Churchill Outreach Director Mary Brotherton for more information.

The Key Comprehension Routine Workshop

This two-day workshop will train participants to use teaching practices from The Key to Comprehension Routine. This instructional routine teaches students a foundational set of comprehension strategies that support listening and reading comprehension in any subject area using existing reading materials.

Presented by Joan Sedita, the Founder of Keys to Literacy and the author of its literacy professional development programs. She is a nationally-recognized speaker and trainer. From 1974 through 1998, Joan worked at the Landmark School in Massachusetts, a pioneer school in the development of literacy programs for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

Workshop Fee: $500.00 (includes "The Key Comprehension Routine" book and lunch both days)
* Space is limited!

Contact Churchill Outreach Director Mary Brotherton or visit the event page for further information.

FREE Screening of Normal Isn’t Real

normal isn't REAL

Join the Kansas-Missouri Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (KS-MO IDA) and Churchill Center & School in a night of inspiration and hope at this FREE screening of "Normal Isn't Real: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities and ADHD."

This inspiring film features the stories of four young adults with LD/ADHD sharing their journeys to success in work and school, and the strategies they use to manage their challenges.

The screening with be followed by a panel discussion!


Sponsored by: Kansas-Missouri Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (KS-MO IDA) and Churchill Center & School.

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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.