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Our 2020 Annual Conference is Going Fully Virtual!

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 fully virtual conference. We are planning to offer multiple webinar sessions on selected Saturdays in September and October.

We are excited to re-imagine our 2020 Annual Conference and are proactively creating a dynamic, interactive and virtual experience. Please know that our plan is to still provide our participants with the best expertise from leading experts in the areas of dyslexia who are transforming the science of reading in every classroom and into the fabric of today’s educational system.

We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to engaging our community on a virtual platform. Please stay tuned and continue to visit our website for more information regarding the webinar sessions, dates & times, registration, and our exciting speakers, including Dr. Elsa Cardenas-Hagan!

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!

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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

Meet Our 2020 Board of Directors!

We are working diligently along side our fellow members to ensure IDA-FL makes a greater impact this year with dyslexia awareness, education, and legislation across Florida and beyond.

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!

Give to Our 777 Campaign

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are using the 777 campaign funds to support our new Relief Fund!

The COVID-19 Relief Fund for Families and Teachers will provide:

  • Computers, laptops or tablets (for remote learning) for those who can’t afford them,
  • Educational software and other required learning tools,
  • Tutorial stipends for students who need one-on-one learning assistance,
  • Family advocate stipends for those in need of special education advocacy services, and
  • Scholarships for teachers to receive educational assistance.

View our total campaign progress, across all platforms, here.

Learn About Dyslexia

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.

Click on the button to learn more about dyslexia.

Do I Have Dyslexia?

Do you think you may have dyslexia?  Take a brief 10 question self-assessment.

Dyslexia Provider Directory

Click on the provider directory button to find local resources in Florida.


2019 IDA-FL Conference Photos

Our 2019 IDA-FL Conference was a GREAT success.  We want to send a heartfelt “thank you” to all our speakers, sponsors, and participants who made this experience possible!


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