Building Bright Futures

If you're receiving this email, you've been instrumental in our development of a non-profit dyslexia center in Northwest Arkansas. Your insight, advice and encouragement are invaluable to us.

Our sincerest thanks,

Don & Millie Nelms Foundation

What we've been up to lately...


Pam Henley joined the team as Center Director in February. She is from Tahlequah, OK.

Previously the founder of Crossroads Learning; she has dedicated her life to education and teaching children to read. She has a Master’s degree in education and reading, is a Certified Academic Language Therapist-Qualified Instructor, and is a Reading Specialist.

We’re excited to have her leadership to help us support the dyslexia community in Northwest Arkansas!

Pam visiting with Karen Avrit from Scottish Rite, developer of Take Flight and other curriculum.
Scott Simon (Foundation Director), Pam Henley, Lynne Fitzhugh (ALTA Foundation president), Linda Gladden (outgoing ALTA president)


We had a blast at the Academic Language Therapy Association's national conference in Little Rock this month!

We met so many incredible educators who are dedicated to improving the lives of students with dyslexia.

What an amazing turnout and honor that ALTA chose Arkansas to host!

Thank you for stopping by our booth and signing up to stay in touch with us!

Don Nelms (Founder), signing donation paperwork for his building on College Ave to be used for the non-profit center.
Exterior rendering of the center

Don Nelms & Dillon Dossey from Commerce Construction viewing the new carpet and snack bar in the waiting & resource area.


Renovations are going smoothly with plans to open mid-June for training.

Just in time for our first summer workshop! We are currently enrolling students for assessments and therapy which will begin August 5th.

The center is approximately 10,500 square feet. It has 8 rooms for individual therapy, 4 rooms for small group therapy, and 2 rooms for assessments.

There is a teacher training and presentation room and an auditorium for large group trainings and special events.

Our reception area will be welcoming and inspiring by highlighting the positive impacts that people with dyslexia have made throughout history and continue to make today. Dyslexia and literacy information and resource material will be available.



Summer 2024

Our summer dyslexia workshops are open for registration! We are offering 4 different, half-day classes. We hope to see some of you there!

June 19 - Dyslexia & Assessment

June 26 - The Reading Process

July 2 - Vigorous Vocabulary

July 10 - Building Fluent Readers



1st Cohort - Summer 2024

Currently enrolling our first training cohort to be certified as Academic Language Therapists (CALTs)!

Course Curriculum: Take Flight

2 week initial training dates:

July 15 - July 19

July 22 - July 26


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