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The International Dyslexia Association's (IDA) mission is to create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.

The IDA is the oldest organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. It is also committed to providing complete information and services to address the full scope of dyslexia and related reading and writing challenges. 
Today IDA membership exceeds 10,000 teachers, other professionals, individuals with dyslexia, and parents. The mission of IDA continues to be the same as the mission embraced by the early Orton Society pioneers – seeking to study and treat dyslexia for the benefit of those with dyslexia and their families. In the words of two Orton Society pioneers, Margaret Byrd Rawson and Roger Saunders:

Dyslexia: The differences are personal; the diagnosis is clinical; the treatment is educational; the understanding is scientific; and the Orton Dyslexia Society serves the united whole.



The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has a guidebook for Dyslexia and related conditions. The informational guidebook discusses screening, instruction and intervention, and resources that can support improved learning for school-aged individuals with characteristics of dyslexia.


The audience for the information is broad and includes but is not limited to parents and families, educators, interventionists or reading teachers, and educational leaders. They can use the guidebook as a tool for having conversations about how to continually improve a local equitable multi-level system of support to best meet the needs of all readers who struggle, including learners with characteristics of dyslexia. 

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