Parent Education Workshops

We created Parent Education Workshops to provide a deeper understanding of learning disabilities and dyslexia for parents, grandparents, siblings, and other support figures.

Our staff and guest speakers share simulations, explanations, and strategies that answer your questions on learning disabilities — all in a friendly, approachable setting.

You don’t have to be the parent of a student enrolled at Churchill to attend one of our events. For more information on Churchill’s Parent Education Workshops, check out our upcoming events below or email Rachel Wheatley at

Reviews from Parent Education Workshop Attendees

  • “I learned how the foundations of Wilson® help struggling readers.”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Reading Strategies for LD/Dyslexic Students
  • “We attended your Wilson® Parent Workshop and gained a greater understanding of the program and how and what is should accomplish. We learned a ton and believe you all are so knowledgeable; it was so obvious that you are passionate about your jobs and love children!”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Wilson Reading System® Parent Workshop
  • “I could tell you really wanted us to learn and have our questions answered! It was empowering!”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Simulations & Adaptations of LD & ADHD
  • “WOW – thank you for the Parent Workshop last night. It was awesome and your teachers are so passionate and love their jobs. We could tell! We learned a ton and are so appreciative.”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Wilson Reading System® Parent Workshop
  • “I loved the positivity in the workshop!”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Simulations & Adaptations of LD & ADHD

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Experience Dyslexia® Simulation


WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WHERE: Churchill Center & School
COST: NO free to attend, but you must register in advance.
PRESENTED BY: Churchill Center & School's Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program
Join us for a series of simulations designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia encounter daily.

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

We hope this experience will lead to greater empathy and understanding when working with students/children with dyslexia.

This session is limited to 60 participants. Reserve your spot now! Participants must be 18 years or older.

Speaker Series Presents… Tracy Dennis-Tiwary (PARENT SESSION)

Tracy Dennis-Tiwary
Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Author of Future Tense

Churchill Center & School Speaker Series Presents... Tracy Dennis-Tiwary

DATE: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
TIME: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Churchill Center & School
1021 Municipal Center Drive | Town & Country, MO 63131
COST: Free to attend!

SPONSORED BY: Margaret and Richard Riney Family Foundation Outreach Fund, Mr. & Mrs. Parker B. Condie, Sr. Fund and Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax F. Pllnow Outreach Fund

With stress and burnout spiking, many of us believe that our lives would be better if only we were less anxious. But DR. TRACY DENNIS-TIWARY says our anxiety is actually good for us, even though it feels bad. Anxiety helps us focus, create and plan for the uncertain future. As a clinical psychologist and author of 'Future Tense', Tracy argues that we've been looking at the anxiety crisis all wrong. In highly practical talks, she provides a radical new framework for managing anxiety - our brains' response to uncertainty - and using it to our advantage. "When we stop rejecting anxiety," she says, "we will better able to channel it, manage it and use it to prioritize what matters to us in life."

Wilson Reading System® Seminar for Parents (April 2024)


DATE: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Churchill Center & School
1021 Municipal Center Drive | Town & Country, MO 63131

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As a Wilson Accredited Partner, Churchill has been reviewed by Wilson Language Training (WLT) and meets their standards of excellence in the delivery of their programs.

Our in-house, WLT-certified trainers deliver valuable professional learning to Churchill faculty and educators from schools in the St. Louis region and beyond. The Wilson Reading System is an intensive, multi-sensory program for students who have been unable to learn to read and spell with other teaching strategies.

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For questions or more information about Churchill Center & School’s Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program, contact Rachel Wheatley, Director of Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program, 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.