Helping to educate the public about Dyslexia!

Arizona Branch Mission Statement

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with individuals with dyslexia, their families, and all others interested in the Association’s mission.

We believe that all individuals have the right to achieve their potential; that individual learning abilities can be strengthened; and that social, educational and cultural barriers to language acquisition must be removed.

The IDA actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical and/or educational intervention strategies for those with dyslexia. We support and encourage interdisciplinary research. We facilitate the exploration of the causes and early identification of dyslexia and are committed to the responsible and wide dissemination of research-based knowledge.

The International Dyslexia Association has

launched an exciting new fundraising campaign

called "TeamQuest"!
A message from Mary Wennersten, a former

Arizona Branch President and a current member of the National IDA Board: 

I will be “virtually running” at that the Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon on June 5, 2016!!  I am not a runner so I have committed to hiking a mountain during the marathon here in Phoenix, Arizona instead.

There are three ways you can help me:
1.  If you want to be an individual runner at the marathon, go to TeamQuest . Click on "EVENTS". Find the the Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon. Click on "REGISTER MYSELF". Your registration will automatically be counted as part of the Arizona Team if you have an Arizona zip code.

2.  If you are not a runner and you want to participate virtually, like me, click onto my page at: Find the button that says “Join Mary’s Team” and you will automatically be added to our Arizona IDA Team and help me raise the funds.

3.  If you want to just donate to the team, go to: Click on the "DONATE NOW" and you will help me reach my goal!

The National IDA is committed to funding:

  • accreditation and certification programs that provide classroom teachers across the country with access to reading instruction necessary to help teach a child with dyslexia to read
  • public awareness that reading is a civil right
  • critical information and support for families and students
  • publication of the latest research and best practices related to dyslexia

Locally, the Arizona Branch is committed to funding:

  • Conference scholarships for parents, teachers and college students
  • Dyslexia Simulation Programs that allow individuals to experience what it’s like to have dyslexia

  • Educational workshops and conferences for educators, parents and students


Join the IDA!


There's a wealth of information out there!  It's important to look in the right place!

 Events in Arizona

Masquerade for Dyslexia Fundraising Event


About Dyslexia

The International Dyslexia Association adopted its definition of dyslexia in 2002.

About AZ-IDA

The Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the specific learning disability, Dyslexia. 

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Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association 

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