Our members are parents, teachers, tutors, diagnosticians, advocates, speech-language pathologists, adult dyslexics and others who wish to learn more about dyslexia and help remediate those struggling with reading and other language related issues. Our members join the Illinois Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (IBIDA) because they discover that IBIDA provides credible information about the nature of dyslexia and strategies to overcome its challenges.
Membership in The International Dyslexia Association, based in Baltimore, Maryland, automatically leads to membership in the Illinois Branch if you reside in Illinois. A portion of every membership dollar sent to IDA is returned to the Branch. As the Branch grows in memberships its ability to provide services related to improving the condition of individuals with dyslexia increases both because of increased financial support and a larger group of potential volunteers.
Members support the organization by attendance at our Annual Fall Conference, educational workshops and training events. Fees from these activities are the major source of revenue for the Branch.
Many of these activities, but especially the Annual Fall Conference offer volunteer opportunities. Contact the Branch by email
or phone 630-469-6900 in June or July if you are interested in volunteering for the Annual Fall Conference. Click on the Volunteer tab to the left to view other volunteer opportunities!