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!
International Dyslexia Association Georgia
How IDA-GA Invests Your Membership and Donation Dollars
The following are ways that IDA-GA invests back into the community membership fees, donations, and funds raised via events such as Dyslexia Dash:
- Provide free Educational Outreach Meetings for both teachers and parents
- Provide Scholarships and Grants to expand capabilities for structured literacy training
- Provide resources, information, and support to parents and teachers
Dyslexia Dash 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Perimeter Mall
- USTAF Certified Course and Peachtree Qualifier
- Registration discounts for cross country teams, track teams, and sponsor teams
- Each 5K runner/walker receives a ribbon, t-shirt, nylon draw-string race bag, and lots of swag!
- Awards for top three in each age/gender category
- Kid-Zone with fun games and activities!
- Raffle Prizes!
- Kids Dash for ages 8 and younger
The funds raised by IDA-GA’s annual Dyslexia Dash go towards teacher training scholarships and other outreach initiatives.
To register, click here to go to the Dyslexia Dash 2018 website.
If interested in becoming a sponsor, click here. (Updated 5/15/18)
IDA’s Annual International Conference is the premier professional development conference dedicated to dyslexia. The conference brings in experts from all over the world to educate attendees on the latest research, remediation, and more.
The Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference is held for both professionals and families and is attended by some 2,500 teachers, educators, and administrators, reading specialists, researchers, university faculty, psychologists, physicians, tutors, and parents.
The four-day conference includes the following:
- Four general sessions with keynote speakers
- Full- and half-day pre-conference symposia
- Over 100 sessions
- Exhibit Hall
- Networking opportunities
- Social events
- Visits to local schools
- And much more!
Click here to receive more information about conference and registration.
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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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