The Illinois Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (IBIDA) is a membership organization, dependent upon members for their volunteer efforts and funding Branch operations. Our members include parents, teachers, diagnosticians, tutors, adult dyslexics and others interested in learning credible information about reading disabilities and learning the skills needed to help remediate reading barriers.
In 1978 the Branch was formed by a group of concerned parents who wanted more effective reading instruction for their children with dyslexia. A quarter of a century later the need remains for better services for these children and the Branch meets these needs by maintaining a list of diagnosticians and tutors for referral and provides a varied series of educational development activities for teachers, parents and other professionals.
The parent organization, The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) provides members with four issues of Perspectives per year, reduced rates at the National Conference, and two volumes of Annals of Dyslexia per year. It also provides discounts on most other IDA publications and the possibility of inclusion on IDA’s and the Branch’s referral lists. Membership benefits from the Branch include reduced rates at all IBIDA sponsored local educational activities and conferences and four newsletters per year.
Please join us by filling out the application form in this section.