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Membership Benefits

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Anyone interested in IDA and its mission can become a member — individuals with dyslexia and their families, educators, school administrators, researchers, physicians, psychologists, and policy makers, to name just a few examples. As a member of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA), you’ll join forces with more than 13,000 others who want individuals with dyslexia to realize their fullest potential. These forces include the world’s foremost researchers, teachers, professionals, and parents dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families, and those who support them. Your membership will not only give you exclusive access to this extraordinary community but will also help support Structured Literacy teacher preparation and training required to help thousands of children in K-3 in the years to come. It’s an exciting time to be a part of the IDA! By joining the IDA, you strengthen the voice of people with dyslexia and enhance their ability to benefit from early intervention and effective teaching methods.

Receive Updates about Dyslexia & Related Issues
Members automatically receive information from National IDA as well as from the IDA Southern California Tri-Counties Branch. Our publications provide the latest information about legal and legislative issues, medical and educational research, and technology. Information relates to a variety of learning issues. Member also receive special access on the national web site.

Other Benefits

  • Contact with others in your area:
    • When dealing with local school systems, tutors and other resources, it is invaluable to have access to individuals in your community who can help. IDA maintains a “referral for services” database, and has 47 branches serving the United States and Canada.
  • Continue a tradition:
    • IDA was established more than 60 years ago to continue the pioneering work of Dr. Samuel T. Orton, a neurologist who began to identify the biological basis of dyslexia and develop effective teaching approaches.
  • Access to members-only website:
    • With your membership number, you can access the Members Only section on the national website. There, you can download articles from Perspectives and Annals of Dyslexia, as well as post and research employment opportunities on the Job Board page.

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