Dyslexia Online & Community Resources
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is the oldest organization in the U.S. assisting individuals with dyslexia. IDA focuses its resources in four major areas: information and referral services, research, advocacy, and direct services to professionals in the field of learning disabilities.
The Austin Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
The Austin Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is an organization dedicated to promoting reading excellence for all children through early identification of dyslexia, effective literacy education for adults and children with dyslexia, and teacher training.
LD Online provides accurate and up-to-date information about learning disabilities including dyslexia and ADD/ADHD. It supplies parents and teachers with information to guide their efforts to assist these children. The site also provides resources for adults during the transitions from school to college and from school to the workplace, and on the issues faced by adults with learning disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
LDA’s mission is to enable all individuals with learning disabilities to be successful and to lower the number of those affected by learning disabilities. The LDA supports preventing the development of disabilities through early intervention programs, fostering research in identifying the most effective reading remediation practices, encouraging the identification of those with learning disabilities for intervention/remediation purposes, initiating reading interventions, and protecting the rights of those with learning disabilities.
National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. (NCLD)
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) developed their website to help: (1) Parents make informed decisions affecting their learning disabled children, (2) Educators gain access to authoritative information about research-based instruction, assessment and support services, (3) Ensure that child care providers and early childhood teachers understand early literacy skills development, recognize warning signs, and respond to young children’s needs, and (4) Advocate and promote educational rights and opportunities for all individuals with learning disabilities.
The SchwabLearning website primarily serves parents whose children, in grades kindergarten through high school, have learning disabilities. It provides resources for parents to identify learning difficulties in their children and how to best manage those difficulties at home and at school.