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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KS-MO IDA “Dyslexia Dash 5K”

The KS-MO IDA is proud to present the third annual Dyslexia Dash on Sunday, October 21st. Our community is strong and we welcome all to attend this 5K Dash. This year's theme is "Moving Mountains" because people with dyslexia move many mountains to do amazing things. KS-MO IDA is working to move mountains by providing teacher training scholarships and Learning Ally accounts for students. The funds raised at the Dyslexia Dash go towards teacher scholarships and Learning Ally accounts. Please register before September 25 to receive a race t-shirt.

8:30 a.m. Check in and t-shirt pickup.
9:00 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
9:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk.

Registration Fee: $30.
Children under 14: $25
Children under 4: FREE
Teams of 10 or more: $25

Wilson Reading System® Introductory Workshop

November 14 - 16, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

The Wilson Reading System® is a comprehensive remedial program for students in grades 2-12 and adults needing intensive intervention. This 16.5 hour introductory workshop provides hands-on practice and application of skills with the WRS Lesson Plan to effectively begin implementing the program.

Workshop topics will include:
• Reading research
• Principles of language structur
• How the WRS addresses the five areas of reading
• Program implementation
• Student placement, progress monitoring and scheduling
• Creating a successful classroom environment
• Writing lesson plans and practicing lesson procedures

$650 per participant without lunch (bring your own lunch) OR
$680 per participant with lunch provided each day

This workshop provides an introduction to the newest Wilson Reading System® 4th Edition and is a prerequisite for all other Wilson training.

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

To register with a PO, 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.