June 20, 2017

About Us


Our Story

Dyslexia Reading Connection, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation devoted to helping students and adults who have dyslexia. We are the largest provider of tutoring and screening services specifically geared for students with dyslexia in Northeast Wisconsin.

DRC began in 2004 as a project of Appleton Christian School to see if it would help students who were struggling with their reading and spelling. Under the direction of Nancy Menn, the program proved to be so successful that it in 2006, it was opened to the general public.

In 2013, a new era began as DRC separated from the school and became an independent nonprofit corporation. We have grown considerably since the early days, but we have never lost the compassion and dedication it takes to help our students.

Since the beginning, DRC has successfully worked with hundreds of students, bringing them into a world that they might never have known. With our knowledge, experience, and understanding, we are able to provide effective instruction for dyslexic students using research proven methods. This allows them to attain grade level reading and spelling with confidence and enjoyment.

At DRC, we help the dyslexic community by:

Tutoring – We provide private, one-on-one tutoring in reading, spelling and math to children, teens and adults using a research based, best method of instruction. DRC serves people from kindergarten through adult, mostly from throughout the Fox Valley Area of Wisconsin – Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Hortonville, Kimberly, Little Chute, and Kaukauna. Most clients are elementary students. Some are middle school, some high school and some adult. They range from complete non-readers to avid readers, though slow and inaccurate. They have IQ’s in the broad normal range of 80 to 120 or more. Our students attend public, private, home, or virtual schools.

Assessment – Our Dyslexia Screening Specialists can provide dyslexia testing and a parent friendly report as a guide in obtaining the tutoring and classroom accommodations. There is no single test for dyslexia, so our screeners will use a battery of tests that will allow them to say with a high degree of confidence if a student follows the traits of someone with dyslexia.

Community education – Through one-on-one meetings, open houses, seminars, and training sessions, DRC hopes to increase awareness and get every school involved in meeting the needs of this population of students.

Dyslexia Reading Connection, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, employment, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

Next Steps…

To learn more about Dyslexia Reading Connection, contact us today to set up a free consultation.

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