Free Community Lecture Series

Six years ago, The Southport School launched the Community Lecture Series (CLS), which continues to draw local and nationally recognized speakers to our school. These evenings focus on presenting inspiring individuals who can share their expertise in the field or their experiences as adults with learning differences.

The overarching goals of The Southport School Community Lecture Series are to educate, inform, and empower all people interested in helping themselves or others with a language-based learning disability. Our audiences have grown in numbers and include students, parents, extended family, educators, practitioners, advocates, and lawyers. Through these free Community Lectures, we hope to connect with others in the broader community who have a stake in how individuals with learning disabilities are treated and to positively affect how people think about and teach students who learn differently.
All CLS presentations are held at the Southport School and are free to the greater community.

2019-2020 Community Lecture Series

We are pleased to announce our new Community Lecture Series for the 2019-2020 academic year. Our calendar of presentations are detailed below including date and times. Registration is required for all events.

If you would like to know more about the Community Lecture Series or offer input on our series, please contact us at 203.254.2044 or

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on campus!

Friday, October 18, 2019
The Dyslexia Foundation Conference Simulcast from Harvard Campus
“Understanding Spelling, Orthography, and Their Links to Reading”
8:00 am–3:00 pm

ReGistration Closed

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Dr. Michelle Berg, M.A., Psy.D., Advising & Placement, Specializing in Students with LD
“Considering College for your Students with Learning Differences: Understanding the Big Picture, the Role of Foundational Skills and Making a Plan to Navigate the Process”
6:30–8:00 pm

Registration Closed 

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Dr. Annalise Caron, Director of CBT Westport, CT, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Cognitive Therapist
E-Parenting: How to Raise Stand-up Citizens in a World of Sexting, Fortnite, Snapchat and other Digital Distractions
6:30-8:00 pm

Registration Closed

Friday, February 14, 2020
The Dyslexia Foundation Conference Simulcast from UCLA Campus
Dyslexia and Literacy: Understanding Anxiety and the Struggling Reader
11:00 am-6:00 pm



Your current series of speakers is outstanding and it greatly enhances your position at the highest levels of your field. Anonymous, post-lecture survey