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Webinar Series! Dyslexia: Lighting the Path to Literacy

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, the need to be socially responsible is of paramount importance. The

IDA-Florida Board Members have worked diligently to ascertain the safest options for the 2020 IDA-FL Annual Conference. Out of growing concerns for the safety of our attendees, we have made the decision to shift to a FREE webinar series on selected Saturdays in September and October.

This year’s webinar series theme is “Dyslexia: Lighting the Path to Literacy.” Throughout the series, we hope to shine some light on issues that are important for all to clearly see. 

We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to engaging our community on a virtual platform.

Webinar Schedule

Click on the presentation titles below for more information about the presentations and presenters.

Webinar 1: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sponsored by:


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Cost: FREE!

Can’t join us live? Register to receive the webinar recording.

Session 1:

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Delivering on the Promise of Literacy for ALL: Bringing the Science of Reading to Light

Presented by Laura Stewart

Session 2:

12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Translating Theory into Practice

Presented by Stacey Leitzel

1:35 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Live Q&A with the presenters

Webinar 2: Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sponsored by:

Brookes Publishing


Cost: FREE!

Can’t join us live? Register to receive the webinar recording.

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Structured Literacy for English Learners

Presented by Dr. Elsa Cardenas-Hagan

Webinar 3: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Sponsored by:

Decoding Dyslexia Florida

Cost: FREE!

Can’t join us live? Register to receive the webinar recording.

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Equipped for Reading Success: An Overview

Presented by Jesse Steif and Cassandra Murphy Atkins

BOOK STUDY: Equipped for Reading Success by David Kilpatrick - IDA Georgia

Want to connect, engage, and exchange ideas?

Following the overview, a book study series facilitated by Jesse and Cassandra will be scheduled for participants who wish to delve deeper.

Continuing Education Credits Available!

CE credit will be offered at this event. IDA-FL will verify all webinar attendance for CEU sessions. Attendance for the duration of each webinar is expected. CE Course Certificates will be created after the completion of all applicable post-tests and emailed to participants once the webinar series has concluded. Participants who do not satisfy the requirements of completion will be notified by email.

Please refer to our Webinar Policies and Procedures for more information.

IDA Launches COVID-19 National Relief Fund to Help Hardest Hit Struggling Readers and Their Families

These are challenging times. But we cannot allow more children to fall behind their peers. Our struggling readers need us now more than ever. We need you to stand with us!

Relief Fund Applications

IDA is no longer accepting applications for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, due to the number of requests exceeding available funds. Notification will be made when additional funds are available. Please stay tuned to our social media and email communications for future updates.

To contribute to the Relief Fund, please visit

Join IDA!

By joining our organization, you will be in the company of the world’s foremost researchers, teachers, professionals, and parents dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and those that 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!

IDA-FL Branch Vision and Mission

Vision: ALL students in Florida will receive Structured Literacy instruction, provided by effective teachers, who understand the Science of Reading.

Mission: IDA-FL will be the state leader in the awareness and dissemination of current knowledge, research, and resources regarding dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities. We will provide guidance, based on the Science of Reading, that informs appropriate assessment, Structured Literacy instruction, and intervention. This information will be available to all stakeholders, including children and adults with dyslexia, their families, teachers, and related professionals.

Having a child diagnosed with dyslexia can be a traumatic experience. While dyslexia can make reading more difficult, with the right instruction, almost all individuals with dyslexia can learn to read. Many people with dyslexia have gone on to accomplish great things. Among the many dyslexia success stories are Thomas Edison, Stephen Spielberg, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Charles Schwab.

Do You Think You Might Have Dyslexia?

Take a brief 10 question self-assessment.

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