751 Roosevelt Road , Suite 116 , Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137 (630) 469-6900
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IDA was founded in 1949 and continues the work of Dr. Samuel Orton in the study, prevention and treatment of the specific learning disability known as dyslexia that affects up to 20% of the population. Formerly known as the Orton Dyslexia Society, IDA has 47 branches in the United States in addition to 10 global partners.
For more information, go to www.interdys.org.
The Illinois Branch, serving the entire state of Illinois and founded in 1978, is “dedicated to the study and remediation of dyslexia and to the support and encouragement of individuals with dyslexia and their families.”
Our most successful event is the annual October conference that brings together parents, educators, individuals with dyslexia, diagnosticians, tutors and other professional persons in the region to learn, network and discover the latest research, methods and tools available for working with individuals with dyslexia. We also provide multisensory language training opportunities for teachers and tutors throughout the year and Study Groups for tutors during the school year.