About The Dyslexia Center
Who We Are
The EAC Dyslexia Center is the brainchild of the team at Educational Advocacy and Consulting. It is the result of our advocacy work for the many children identified with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, including the many identified as twice-exceptional.
It is our mission to empower both families and children (of all ages) to receive all of their rights including identification, eligibility, structured literacy instruction, and accommodations to improve their ability to have appropriate access to their education.
What We Do
About Our Team
Carol Dimas | President/Founder: Educational Advocate
During her twenty-five-plus years of experience in education, Carol began teaching children with special needs in the public school system. She helped pilot a program that involved a collaboration between the school district and Loyola University Department of Psychiatry to better serve culturally disadvantaged youth in the area of mental health. She was also the chair of the Special Education committee to develop a district-wide Positive Behavior Intervention Program.
Cassie Clark | Director, Dyslexia Center: Educational Advocate
Cassie is a strong believer in “Literacy for All” and is dedicated to helping students achieve success in school and beyond. Cassie provides private, individualized Wilson instruction, along with expertise on dyslexia rights and advocacy. Cassie is an approved provider for both the International Dyslexia Association & Everyone Reading Illinois, and a member of the Council of Parent Attorney and Advocates & the Learning Disabilities Association.
Stephanie Dawson | Educational Advocate & Educational Diagnostician
As a Diagnostician, Stephanie will be administering our comprehensive reading assessments and screenings. Stephanie supervised teams of Special Educators, and developed and implemented ongoing training sessions for both Special Education and General Education staff alike. In addition to being a Registered Behavior Technician, Stephanie also brings the expertise of having her certification in Trauma-Informed Care through RACSB to support our clients impacted by trauma. Stephanie is a member of the Council of Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates.