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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!


Karen Huppertz
International Dyslexia Association
Georgia Branch


October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed October 2017 Dyslexia Awareness Month in Georgia.  Learn more…

Click IDA-GA’s Dyslexia Awareness Calendar below for suggestions for how you can become more informed and ways that you can raise awareness in Georgia.


Dyslexia Dash – October 14, 2017

The 2017 Dyslexia Dash was run on Saturday, October 14 with a record 1,508 participants.  Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, runners and walkers that have made this year’s race a success.  The results of the race can be viewed by clicking on this link: Race Results.


The Annual IDA Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference

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International Dyslexia Conference – School Visits in Metro Atlanta

As part of the conference, IDA-GA invites conference attendees to see structured literacy in action. You can sign up for school visits to Metro Atlanta schools for Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  Learn more here


Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declares October Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Declares October Dyslexia Awareness Month Atlanta, Georgia — The International Dyslexia Association Georgia (IDA-GA) thanks Georgia Governor Nathan Deal for his continued support by proclaiming October, 2017 Dyslexia Awareness Month in Georgia. The proclamation, received by IDA-GA late last month reads: BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA A PROCLAMATION […]

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‘Made by Dyslexia’ Founder Kate Griggs to Speak At Reading Conference

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‘Made By Dyslexia’ Founder Kate Griggs To Speak At Reading Conference Griggs, Who Founded Non-Profit with Richard Branson, Will Talk About Changing Perceptions About Dyslexia   Made by Dyslexia founder, Kate Griggs will speak and inspire education professionals at The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) networking social Nov. 9th  in conjunction with the Reading, Literacy & […]

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Conference Scholarships for Georgia Educational Professionals and Parents

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2017 IDA International Conference Scholarships for Georgia Educational Professionals and Parents The Annual IDA International Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on November 8-11, 2017. This is a wonderful opportunity for Georgians! IDA-GA raises funds through the annual IDA-GA Dyslexia Dash to provide conference scholarships. If you are a Georgia parent or educational professional […]

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IDA Georgia Successfully Funds Three Separate Training Opportunities for 30 Forsyth County Public School Teachers

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July 11, 2017 The International Dyslexia Association – Georgia Branch (IDA-GA) has successfully funded three separate training opportunities for 30 Forsyth County Public School teachers this summer. Parents and teachers of the Dyslexia Network of Forsyth initiated the program focused on reading instruction and reached out to IDA-GA for the funding. The Orton-Gillingham Approach training […]

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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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