Join with Others to Make a Difference
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. The voice of our members
is heard among educators, professionals, and policy makers in the
United States and abroad. 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 IDA's quarterly newsletter, Perspectives;
our bi-annual peer-reviewed journal, Annals of Dyslexia;
and local branch newsletters. These publications provide the latest
information about instructional practice, legal and legislative
issues, medical and educational research, and technology.
Members receive discounts on other IDA publications and on registration
fees for international and local conferences.
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.
Connect 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 46 branches serving the United States and Canada.
Continue a Tradition
IDA was established more than 50 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