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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!


Karen Huppertz
International Dyslexia Association Georgia


IDA-GA Teacher Training Scholarship Program  – DEADLINE for Applications EXTENDED to June 30!

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.

Gov. Kemp Signed Dyslexia Bill SB48 into Law – May 2, 2019

Watch this historic moment here.  Click here for more information.

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.

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.

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 Corrects Inaccuracies in AJC Opinion Column

Response provided by Sonja Banks, Chief Executive Officer, International Dyslexia Association; Jennifer Topple, Chair of the International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors; and Karen Huppertz, International Dyslexia Association Georgia Branch President Board of Directors

To read, CLICK HERE.

IDA-GA 2019 Conference

The 2019 Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference “Illuminating Literacy – Solutions for ALL” was held March 16, 2019, in Marietta, GA. Presenters provided up-to-date and practical information for a diverse audience.

CLICK HERE to access speaker handouts and PowerPoint slides.


IDA-GA Invests in Georgia with a Grant Giving Program

IDA-GA is 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.

CLICK HERE for all the details and how to apply.

Legislative Efforts – SB 48 PASSED!

CLICK HERE for Georgia legislative updates.

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


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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