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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!

Renee Bernhardt
International Dyslexia Association Georgia


Notice of Cancelation
2020 IDA-GA Dimensions of Dyslexia Annual Conference
The Science and Art of Dyslexia

Out of an abundance of caution for attendees, presenters, event organizers, and Wheeler High School students and support staff, the Georgia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association’s 2020 Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference has been canceled. Please see this letter for additional details from IDA-GA President, Renee Bernhardt.


Released!  GA DOE’s Dyslexia Informational Handbook
Join us at outreach meetings (dates TBA) to learn more!

Gov. Kemp Signed Dyslexia Bill SB48 into Law on May 2, 2019. Watch this historic moment. CLICK HERE for more information. The Georgia Department of Education released the Dyslexia Informational Handbook: Guidance for Local School Systems on November 22, 2019.  What to learn more about the handbook?  We will be hosting free outreach events to explain the handbook.  Dates TBA.

IDA-GA Teacher Training Scholarships and Grants
Next Application Deadline – June 1, 2020

“…even the most competent teacher cannot be successful in teaching reading, especially to children who are at risk or struggling with literacy, if provided with inadequate instructional contexts or inappropriate instructional materials and approaches…”

CLICK HERE to read IDA’s 2019 Educator Training Initiative Brief Structured Literacy: An Introductory Guide.

The goal of the IDA-GA Scholarship Program is to offer scholarships for individuals taking courses in structured literacy professional education methodologies that provide an understanding of evidence-based best practices for educating students with dyslexia. IDA-GA  awards 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.

CLICK HERE for scholarship details and to apply.

CLICK HERE for grant details and to apply.

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

Caps for Sale! Until Everyone Can Read!

Wear your support!  Best selling 100% cotton twill, garment washed, 6 panel, unstructured with hook and loop velcro closing.  Classic mid-to-low cap profile with one size fits all.  “Until Everyone Can Read” on front of cap, IDA logo on left side. $24.95 including shipping.

To order, CLICK HERE.

IDA-GA Invests in Georgia with a Grant Giving Program
Next Application Deadline – March 1, 2020

IDA-GA is awarding grants to qualified applicants twice a year beginning in 2019. Current grants available up to $10,000 each for programs that further Structured Literacy teacher training and/or expand public awareness of dyslexia. Application deadlines for grants are March 1 and September 1.

CLICK HERE for all the details and how to apply.


The 2019 Dyslexia Dash is in the History Books.

Much Thanks to our Sponsors and Volunteers for making this event a reality.

Another call out to all of the participants.  You made this another record turnout with 1,686 pre-registered runners.

We hoped you enjoyed the race, the 50/50 raffle, visiting the sponsors tents, and the kids events.

For those who ran the timed race, CLICK HERE to view the results.


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.”

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