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Conference Keynote Speaker Announced   Recently updated !

We are excited to announce that Dean Bragonier will be the keynote speaker at ONBIDA’s April 25th, 2020 conference in Toronto. Dean is the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students with dyslexia identify their unique strengths and build self-esteem. Shaped by the […]


Volunteer Opportunites at ONBIDA

There are lots of exciting things going on at ONBIDA these days.  We are organizing our next conference, planning for Dyslexia Awareness Month, making changes to our website, developing a new education program for parents and getting ready to attend a variety of events to raise awareness about Dyslexia.   […]


Presenting at the ONBIDA Conference

Call for Proposals ONBIDA 2020 Literacy and Learning Conference Unlocking Potential Saturday, April 25th, 2020 Ontario Science Center, Toronto, Ontario Proposal Submission Deadline August 30th, 2019 We are now accepting proposals from individuals interested in presenting at our next conference. click here for submission requirements


Louisa Moats Webinar Video

This week’s webinar with Louisa Moats, “Knowledge and Practice Standards for teaching Reading – Not Just for Dyslexia” was a huge success.  Over 1200 people registered for the event, and people from all over the world tuned in to watch it live.  Here is the recording for anyone who missed […]


Annual Members Meeting

At yesterday’s AMM we said thank you to two out-going members and welcomed three new directors to the board. ONBIDA President Liisa Freure, presented out-going secretary Loretta Tang with a plaque in recognition of the completion of her three-year term of service. Loretta’s efficiency, professionalism, and attention to detail were […]


What Parents of Dyslexic Children are Teaching Schools About Literacy

This PBS Evening News story from April 30th, 2019 sums up exactly what we are trying to do here in Ontario.  Bringing Structured Literacy into every classroom starting in kindergarten will ensure that students with dyslexia get the instruction that they need when they need it AND help every child […]


ONBIDA’S Submission to Accessibility Town Hall at Queen’s Park

ONBIDA has submitted a written statement to the April 10, 2019 Accessibility Town Hall at the Ontario Legislature. The focus of the Town Hall is “Meeting the goals of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) by 2025”. The focus on accessibility in education in Ontario has largely been on […]


Free Event in Toronto for Kids – Saturday April 6th

Bring your kids to the Lillian H. Smith Branch of the Toronto Public Library, Saturday, April 6th at 2 pm, for a reading and Q&A with the author of Dr. Dyslexia Dude, a compelling story of an African-American boy who is also a colorful superhero with dyslexia. The caped character […]


Free Webinar with Louisa Moats, Wednesday, May 15

Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teaching Reading: Not Just for Dyslexia! – by Louisa Moats Wednesday May 15 @ 7:30-8:30p.m. EST Click Here to Register Instruction based on an understanding of modern cognitive, linguistic, and neurological science can make a tremendous difference to students with reading difficulties, including dyslexia. We […]


FREE WEBINAR- Early Identification of Risk for Dyslexia: The Science & Practice

April 29th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST Hosted by IDA Connecticut Click here to register Presenter: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD is a Professor of Psychological Sciences and Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) at the University of Connecticut (UConn), and Director of UConn-UCSF brainLENS lab. She also holds appointments at […]