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The International Dyslexia Association Georgia Branch is here to serve the needs of families, educators, and professionals concerned with struggling readers. IDA Georgia is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals living with dyslexia, a learning difference that affects up to 20% of the U.S. population, as well as their families and the communities that support them. Our goal is to provide essential research-based information about assessment, diagnosis, resources, and appropriate educational intervention. We offer information and referral, community outreach events, professional education conferences, and teacher training opportunities to increase public awareness and remediation of dyslexia.

Whether you are dyslexic, a parent, a professional, or someone who is interested in learning more and being a part of the growing demand for change, we hope you will find inspiration and guidance here.  We welcome you to contact us for additional information – until everyone can read!

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Karen Huppertz
President
International Dyslexia Association
Georgia Branch

 


When:  Saturday, March 24, 2018
(Morning Program and Afternoon Program)

Where:  Georgia Tech Research Institute
400 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Morning or Afternoon Program:
$15 IDA Member; $25 Nonmember
Full Day (Sessions Repeat):
$25 Member; $35 Nonmember
(Children under 16 may attend for free with a registered adult. )

This year’s IDA-GA Dimensions of Dyslexia conference, “Bridging the Gap between Structured Literacy & Assistive Technology” has a different format than previous year’s conference events.  This year’s event, being held in partnership with Georgia Tech’s Tools for Life, will provide a hands-on assistive technology lab as well as structured literacy and assistive technology sessions. Sessions will be geared to address the various interests of professionals, parents, and students.  To provide flexible opportunities for all those hoping to attend, the morning sessions, held 9:00 am until noon, will be repeated in the afternoon from 1 until 4 pm.  Learn more…


Submit Your Nominations for the 2018 Service and Leadership in Literacy Awards

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: February 26, 2018 The International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) – Georgia Branch Service Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited dedicated service in pursuing IDA-GA’s mission within the state of Georgia. The individual should have demonstrated outstanding dedication to increasing public awareness of dyslexia. Service Award Nomination Form The International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) Leadership in Literacy Award recognizes a school administrator […]

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Support the IDA Georgia Peachrunners in New Orleans on March 4! Change your life and the lives of others

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TeamQuest – IDA is on a quest to change your life and the life of others. IDA-Georgia is asking parents, educators and other professionals to join IDA-GA in its mission to help fund structured literacy teacher training in schools across Georgia. We are calling this the Georgia TeamQuest Challenge. Join our IDA Georgia Peachrunners TeamQuest team, […]

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2018 IDA-GA Outreach Meetings

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IDA-GA schedules Outreach Meetings in Georgia that are free and open to the public.  The events cover various topics of interest to parents, professionals and/or individuals with dyslexia. To learn more about our currently scheduled Upcoming Events and to register, visit our Community Outreach Meetings page.

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2018 Parent and Teacher Training

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Parent and Teacher Training The identification of individuals with dyslexia and other reading difficulties and appropriate instruction by a well-trained teacher using a structured approach to teaching reading has been a cornerstone of IDA since its beginning. We use the term structured literacy to encompass instruction that emphasizes the structure of language, including the speech […]

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IDA-GA Response to Georgia’s ESSA Draft Plan

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July 14, 2017  The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the nation’s new education law, requires states to develop plans that address standards, assessments, school and district accountability, and special help for struggling schools and students. The Georgia DOE has released a draft of Georgia’s ESSA Plan. Click here to watch 5 short overview videos, each focusing on […]

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