Welcome!  The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Oregon Branch is a volunteer non-profit organization that serves Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our mission is to create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.   We would love to assist you in finding information on all dyslexia related inquiries.  Please contact us at info@orbida.org


“Sandy and Mike were both in their fifties when they decided to give reading one last chance…”

In 2018, Dr. Pamela Mears created a short documentary, It’s Never Too Late, which shares the heartfelt story of two Oregonians that learned to read in their fifties.

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What Parents of Dyslexic Children are Teaching Schools about Literacy

What Parents of Dyslexic Children are Teaching Schools about Literacy Fewer than 40 percent of fourth and eighth grade students nationwide are proficient readers. Parents of children with dyslexia, a learning disability that makes reading and spelling difficult, are trying to change how reading is taught in the public schools.  Must see video below: Successful […]

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Dyslexia Brain Talk with Dr. Christodoulou and Jared Blank – Audio

Please enjoy our audio of the April 6, 2019 Dyslexia Brain Talk with Dr. Joanna Christodoulou and Jared Blank. Ever ask yourself why your brain works the way it does or why it does not work the way you want it to? Listen to this audio for a candid conversation into how our brains work […]

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IDA Recognized as an “Outstanding Organization” by the Child Mind Institute!

IDA Recognized as an “Outstanding Organization” by the Child Mind Institute and crowdsourced Votes Congratulations! The Child Mind Institute is a national, independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Their annual Change Maker Awards celebrate individuals and organizations who raise awareness and dispel stigma, […]

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IDA’s Annual International Conference + Scholarships!

Save the Date!  Nov 7-10, 2019 IDA’s Annual International Conference is the premier professional development conference dedicated to dyslexia. The conference brings in experts from all over the world to educate attendees on the latest research, remediation, and more. The Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference is held for both professionals and families and is attended […]

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Oregon Dyslexia Legislation Update 2019 Video

  The law: requires the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to designate a Dyslexia Specialist to provide school districts with support and resources to assist students with dyslexia and their families.  Contact Carrie Thomas Beck, Dyslexia Specialist, for additional information. requires each school district to ensure that at least one K-5 teacher in each K-5 […]

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