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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 evidence-based research 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


Tuesday, 2/12 – Dyslexia Day at the Georgia Capitol

THIS TUESDAY, join Decoding Dyslexia GA, the International Dyslexia Association GA, and the other Community Partners for Dyslexia Day at the State Capitol to advocate for dyslexia.

Spring Conference – Registration Is Open

The 2019 Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference “Illuminating Literacy – Solutions for ALL” will be held March 16, 2019, at Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA.

The focus will be on structured literacy and the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.

Presenters will provide up-to-date and practical information for a diverse audience that includes educators, researchers, physicians, psychologists, tutors, speech-language pathologists, administrators, parents, persons with dyslexia and advocates.

Attendees will have hands-on learning opportunities and can expect to leave with materials and strategies they can use right away.

For more information and to register, click here. 


Dyslexia Day at SunTrust Park with the Atlanta Braves

IDA-GA and The Atlanta Braves invite you to join us at the SunTrust ballpark on Saturday, April 13.

Mets Vs the Braves @ 7:20pm

A share of the proceeds goes to support the International Dyslexia Association Georgia.

To purchase your ticket, click here.


IDA Southern Regional Conference
Writing, Advocacy, and Technology

March 22-23, 2019
Marriott Downtown
Louisville, Kentucky

The International Dyslexia Association Kentucky Branch invites you to the IDA Southern Regional Conference in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky. The Writing, Advocacy, and Technology Conference is held for both professionals and families and is attended by teachers, educators, and administrators, reading specialists, researchers, university faculty, psychologists, physicians, tutors, and parents.

The two-day conference includes three keynote speakers, conference breakout sessions, and networking opportunities.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Cheryl Ann Chase, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist Chasing Your Potential, LLC
  • Margie Gillis, Project Director, Haskins Literacy Initiative, Yale University
  • William Van Cleave, WVC ED, education consultant and author

For more information, click here.


IDA-GA Announces New Expanded Teacher Training Scholarship Program

The goal of the IDA-GA Scholarship Program is to offer scholarships for individuals taking courses in structured literacy professional education methodologies that provide the ability to educate students with dyslexia. Beginning in 2019, IDA-GA is awarding teacher training scholarships four times a year. IDA-GA will now reimburse teachers up to 50% or $500 (whichever is lower) at the beginning of the training with proof of enrollment and payment.  Our first application deadline is Jan. 1 for Georgia teachers to apply for approved structured literacy teacher training. If you miss this deadline, we will also be awarding scholarships on March 1.  We don’t want you to miss this opportunity! Click here for all the details and how to apply: http://ga.dyslexiaida.org/scholarship-applications-for-teachers-and-administrators/


IDA-GA Invests in Georgia with a New Grant Giving Program

IDA-GA will be awarding grants to qualified applicants twice a year beginning in 2019.  The grants can be up to $10,000 each and will be awarded to programs that further training of teachers and/or expand public awareness of Dyslexia.  The deadlines for applications for grants are March 1 and September 1.  More details and the application can be found by clicking here.


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

 


Georgia Senate Committee Hopes to Help Students with Dyslexia

Children suffering from a common but often overlooked learning disability may get help from the state in the next legislative session. The Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia plans to recommend that the state allocate a portion of its $25 billion budget to help these students.  Read the rest of the AJC article by clicking here.

Click here for a legislative update 12/18/2018.


Raising Awareness of Dyslexia

IDA-GA joined forces with Atlanta’s Parents magazine to raise awareness about Dyslexia.  The Article gives information to parents to help detect Dyslexia in their child and steps to be taken to become a successful advocate for your Dyslexic child.

Read the full article that appeared in the October issue of Atlanta Parents magazine by clicking here.


Leading Organizations in the Field Challenge Myths about Learning Disabilities Including Dyslexia

Myths about learning disabilities rob many of their potential to succeed and contribute in school and in the workplace, according to a white paper released during Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month in October by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA).


“IDA does not recommend or endorse any individual, business, school, or program.”


IDA-Georgia’s 2019 Dimensions of Dyslexia Annual Conference

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IDA-Georgia’s 2019 Dimensions of Dyslexia Annual Conference will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA.  Nominate someone for the Service Award or Leadership in Literacy Award! Speakers, submit your proposals! Learn more…

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Learn and Advocate! Georgia Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia (SR761)

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Learn and Advocate! Georgia Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia SR761 The Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia, created by Senate Resolution 761 and sponsored by Senator Fran Millar, will work throughout the year to study community-based solutions to better identify and meet the needs of Georgia’s dyslexic students. Per the resolution, SR 761, the purpose of […]

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Support IDA Georgia by Joining IDA Georgia Peachrunners TeamQuest team

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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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Raising Dyslexia Awareness: The pqbd Jewelry

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DYSLEXIA AWARENESS The pqbd Jewelry Collection The letters p q b d form this jewelry’s symbol, which represents dyslexia. Often misunderstood as reading backward, or simply reversing letters, this design is a conversation starter about what it really means to be dyslexic. Created to raise awareness and support organizations working with dyslexia, a portion of each jewelry sale […]

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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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