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Breaking News!

It's election time again.

The primaries are August 30th and the general election is November 8, 2016.  Please be sure to vote! We need everyone who cares about someone with dyslexia to call his or her FL Senator and House of Representative and inform our FL Legislators about the need for dyslexia legislation. 

How? More detailed information, so Click Here to Find your Senator and Find your House of Representative.

FLIDA Save the Date:  

September 23, 2017 FLIDA Annual Conference in Daytona Beach, FL

TeamQuest Fall Event Registration:

Savannah Rock n Roll Marathon on Saturday, November 5, 2016 and Las Vegas Rock n Roll Marathon on Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sponsorship Opportunities

The International Dyslexia Association International Conference and The FLIDA Champagne and Dessert Social

The Florida Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (FLIDA) is hosting the 67th Annual Reading, Literacy, and Learning Conference of the International Dyslexia Association, from October 26 through October 29, 2016 in Orlando, Florida at the Marriott World Center.

On Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., FLIDA will host The FLIDA Social poolside at The Marriott Orlando World Center where participants will enjoy a fabulous al fresco view of a spectacular evening Laser Light Show!

The conference draws over 3,000 participants, including the world’s foremost researchers, as well as teachers, professionals, and parents, especially those from Florida, who are dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia and related reading and learning challenges.

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Message from Retired Senator Tom Harkin:

July 26th, we celebrate the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

As you know, this annual commemoration is very important to me, as I was the chief sponsor of the bill and led the Senate effort to passage in 1990.

In the past 26 years, America has taken many steps forward in transforming the experiences of people with disabilities. While the ADA's enactment sent a message that we would no longer put up with second-class citizenship for Americans with disabilities, there continues to be room for growth. While we plan and work for a future of many more achievements, it is important to celebrate our past successes. As you celebrate the 26th anniversary of the passage of the ADA, please consider sharing this video with your organization's staff, supporters, and friends. In it, I share my pride for the work initiated by the Americans with Disabilities Act that you and your organization have helped sustain.

At the Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement, we celebrate the ADA every day, as we facilitate nonpartisan policy research along with active civic engagement dedicated to the issues that people with disabilities face. How are you celebrating this anniversary and honoring the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act? Join the conversation with the hashtag #ADA26.

Have a great celebration!

Thank you,

Senator Tom Harkin (Retired)


Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

From apps to software to cloud-based cross-platform supports, this webinar will explore tools that can aid
struggling readers in the following areas:
'phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency'

Mike Marotta, Assistive Technology Consultant and president of Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC will show attendees a broad
range of low - and high - tech applications: including free solutions to support students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

Participants will increase their general awareness of assistive technology and walk away with a wide variety of
accommodations to foster academic success for their students. This webinar will benefit educators of struggling readers at
all grade levels, and administrators.


Learning Ally Link is an educational reading app, designed for learning through listening.

Choose from 80,000 human-read audiobooks including textbooks, fiction and classic literature using the Link app,
coming soon to the Apple App and Google Play store.

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Last Week's Webinar:  "Curing Dyslexia: What is Possible"

Click on video to play!


What do you think of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in Florida?  

FL DOE is soliciting public comments regarding the ESSA on their website now.    



Our sponsored runner, Julie Stackhouse, represented FLIDA at the Suja Rock ‘n’Roll San Diego Half Marathon on June 5, 2016 breaking her personal best AGAIN! We are inspired by You, Julie! Thank you ALL who contributed to Julie’s TeamQuest challenge! We are in this together "until everyone can read."


The 2016 Annual Conference will be held at the Marriot Orlando World Center in Orlando, Florida from October 26-29, 2016. Stay connected with us via social media to receive up-to-date information on the Annual Conference including special discounts, giveaways, and more. Be sure to use the hashtag #Dyslexiacon for all conference-related news and discussions. Click here to read more about Exhibitor Information, Hotel & Travel Information, Sponsorship & Advertising Information, Program, and Registration.

FLIDA Social On October 27, 2016 at the IDA Conference! Join Us for a Champagne and Dessert Social.

  • When: Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Poolside at The Marriott Orlando World Center
  • Enjoy front row seats for a spectacular Laser Light Show!
  • Buy your tickets for the FLIDA Social when you register for the IDA Conference.


FLIDA State Conference

"Dyslexia: Read All About It!" was held on April 2, 2016 at NSU, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia.

The Florida IDA (FL IDA) strives to be a leader in educating and empowering the people of Florida with knowledge of dyslexia, appropriate assessment of dyslexia, and effective, evidence-based interventions.


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The Florida Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (FL IDA) was formed in 1991 with the commitment to increase public awareness about dyslexia and to act as a resource for individuals with dyslexia, their families, and the professionals who serve them. 

It is essential that early identification, assessment, and treatment of individuals with language-based learning differences be provided. It is vital that older students and adults with dyslexia also be provided appropriate resources. 

The IDA and FL IDA believe that a peer-reviewed, research-validated, multi-sensory, structured, sequential, systematic, cumulative, direct, explicit language approach is the criteria by which the best approaches currently available are defined; however, the IDA and the FL IDA do not endorse specific professionals, speakers, materials, or instructional programs.

FL IDA provides education and information through community outreach activities, regional resource networks, annual conferences in Florida, newsletters, and social media.  Membership in the FL IDA is included in the cost of IDA membership. 


IDA is the leading resource for individuals with dyslexia, their families, teachers, and educational professionals around the world. Since we are a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia, we encourage you to join our mission and become a member. You will receive regular information about managing dyslexia, access to an international network of professionals in the field, discounts on conferences fees and publications from our Online Store, quarterly and biannual publications, and affiliation with your Local Branches opening a gateway to a learning community of other individuals sharing our mission. Disclaimer The International Dyslexia Association, IDA, doesn't recommend or endorse any individual, business, school or program.


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