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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

 


2019 Dyslexia Dash Registration Opens! Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

IDA-GA’s Dyslexia Dash is a time to celebrate and raise awareness. Last year we had close to 1,600 registrants supporting our cause!

  • USTAF certified 5K course and Peachtree Road Race qualifier
  • Discounts for cross country, track, and sponsor teams
  • Awards for top three 5K winners in each age/gender category
  • All participants receive a ribbon, t-shirt, drawstring swag bag
  • NEW! 1-Mile Kids Run/Walk (ages 10 and under)
  • Kids Zone (full of fun games and activities)
  • 50/50 Raffle

 

To register, CLICK HERE.

To sponsor, CLICK HERE. 

To print a flyer, CLICK HERE. 

Countdown Until October 19, 8:00 am
55Days 22Hours 58Minutes 28Seconds


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.

 


Gov. Kemp Signed Dyslexia Bill SB48 into Law

May 2, 2019

Watch this historic moment. CLICK HERE for more information.

 


70th Annual IDA Conference in Portland, Oregan

Make plans to attend the 2019 conference which will be held November 7-10 in Portland, Oregon.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

“These were days well spent learning from experts, hearing others’ experiences, sharing frustrations and concerns, and developing ways to better serve students. I left with new tools, renewed energy, and affirmation that this work is critical and meaningful.”  – Bonnie S (on the 2018 IDA Conference)

 

 


IDA-GA Invests in Georgia with a Grant Giving Program

Next Application Deadline – September 1

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.


IDA-GA Teacher Training Scholarship Program 

Next Application Deadline – September 1

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. 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 all the details and how 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

2019 Educator Training Initiative Brief
Structured Literacy: An Introductory Guide

“…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 learn more.

Save the Date – IDA-GA Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference 

Mark your calendars now for the next IDA-GA annual professional development conference to be held March 21, 2020 at Wheeler High School, Marietta, GA. Presenters will provide the latest research and application information for teachers, administrators, professionals in the field, parents and advocates. More information coming soon!


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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