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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.
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Why Become a Member?
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 email@example.com 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!
Why Become a Member?