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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.

Denise Gibbs
President
International Dyslexia Association
Alabama Branch

 


News & Updates

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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Alabama Education Superintendent Eric Mackey Makes Dyslexia Awareness Recommendations!

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Look what just came from the Alabama State Department of Education! This memorandum posted on the alsde.edu website encourages the celebration of October as Dyslexia Awareness Month and provides excellent recommendations to educators across our state! This link will take you to the Dyslexia Awareness Memorandum from Dr. Eric Mackey!   https://www.alsde.edu/sites/memos/Memoranda/FY18-2155.pdf   Thank you […]

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Three Year Anniversary of Alabama Dyslexia Community’s Meeting of the Minds!

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The IDA-AL Board held a two-day retreat in Birmingham at Spring Valley School on January 19-20.  The Board retreat ended with a luncheon at Ross Bridge Clubhouse Restaurant celebrating the three-year anniversary of the initial “Alabama Dyslexia Friends’ Meeting of the Minds”.  Members of the dyslexia community from across Alabama joined the IDA-AL Board for this […]

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Dyslexia Professional Development for Alabama Teachers!

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More than 50 Alabama educators in the Auburn/Opelika area participated in a wonderful professional development session provided by former IDA President, Nancy Hennessy. This event was provided at no cost to participants and was sponsored by the Auburn/Opelika Area ALIDA Regional Group with funds raised through the regional group’s Dyslexia Dash.  The Auburn Area Regional Group […]

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ALIDA becomes IDA-AL

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ALIDA Becomes IDA-AL and Gets New Website! To be consistent with other state branches of the International Dyslexia Association, the Alabama Branch of IDA (ALIDA) is now the International Dyslexia Association – Alabama (IDA-AL).  We also have a new website http://al.dyslexiaida.org.  Please be sure to bookmark this new website so that you can find us […]

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