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Welcome to IDA Alabama

IDA Alabama is a state-level organization charged with carrying out the mission and goals of the International Dyslexia Association, and promoting activities related to dyslexia awareness, appropriate reading instruction, testing and tutoring information, and partnering with other organizations concerned with dyslexia in Alabama. IDA Alabama’s primary state-level partner organizations are Decoding Dyslexia of Alabama and Alabama Game Changers. IDA Alabama and IDA work to improve the lives of individuals with dyslexia through education, legislation, and services.

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia.

IDA and its members are the leading resource for individuals with dyslexia, their families, teachers, and educational professionals around the world. As both IDA Alabama and IDA are non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with dyslexia, we invite you to join our work and become a member of IDA and thus an affiliation with IDA Alabama.

As a member of IDA, you will receive regular information about managing dyslexia through monthly online publications, access to an international network of professionals in the field, discounts on conference fees and publications from our online store, quarterly journals, and affiliation with IDA Alabama, opening a gateway to a learning community of other individuals sharing our mission within your state.

Gladys Schaefer
International Dyslexia Association
Alabama Branch


News & Updates

Rise to the Challenge: IDA-AL 2019 Fall Conference

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Join us at Spring Valley School in Birmingham on October 17 and 18 for Rise to the Challenge: IDA-AL 2019 Fall Reading Conference! We will have two full days of professional development, networking, and fellowship as we share ideas about dyslexia and how to help students rise to dyslexia challenges. We have secured two fabulous […]

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Teachers Complete IMSLEC Accredited Training!

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Cohort 7 just completed their 2 year IMSLEC accredited training program provided by Shelton School through a contract with the Alabama State Department of Education.  This is the 7th group of teachers to complete this training in Alabama and we hope there will be many more!  See more….

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IDA-AL YouTube Channel

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IDA-AL has launched a new YouTube channel and will be posting recordings of conference sessions and webinars that may be helpful sources of professional development and information. The CODE REaD IDA Fall Conference recorded sessions will be uploaded soon!  Bookmark this YouTube channel and check back often. IDA.ALABAMA YouTube Channel

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