ONBIDA is a branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) which has it's head office in Baltimore. IDA has 47 branches in the U.S. and Canada, and 47 global partners. It the promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for dyslexics. They support and encourage interdisciplinary research. They facilitate the exploration of the causes and early identification of dyslexia and are committed to the responsible and wide dissemination of research based knowledge.
Our partner organizations
Decoding Dyslexia Ontario is a parent-led, grass-roots movement that is concerned with the limited understanding of dyslexia and the inadequate access to educational identification and interventions for children with dyslexia within our schools across Ontario. Their aim is to raise dyslexia awareness, to empower families to support their children who are dyslexic, and to share best practices regarding identification, remediation, and support for students with dyslexia.
Dyslexia Champions of Manitoba works to champion the gifts and support the needs of Manitobans with dyslexia. They provide support and recognition of the strengths and challenges for those families living with dyslexia and to provide opportunities for professional development for educators.
Dyslexia Canada is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to change for children with dyslexia in Canada. Their mission is to establish legislation in each Canadian province, specific to recognizing and remediating dyslexia in our public schools.
Reading Rockets is a U.S. multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) is a partnership among literacy experts, university researchers, and technical assistance providers, with funding from the United States Department of Education. Their mission is to increase access to, and use of, evidence-based approaches to screen, identify, and teach students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia.
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario has a mission to "provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society".
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada provides information about learning disabilities and support to parents, teachers, and professionals.
LD Online is a sister organization of Reading Rockets providing information about Learning Disabilities and Attention Hyperactivity Disorder.
Understood.org is a group of 15 U.S. nonprofit organizations that have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues, including dyslexia.
CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that provides books and other materials in accessible formats like audio, e-text and braille for people with a print disability, including dyslexia. Registration is free of charge with a public library card from a member library.
Learning Ally is a U.S. nonprofit group that provides support to blind, visually-impaired and dyslexic students through audiobooks and parental support. Access to audiobooks is not available in Canada, however, they have excellent webinars for parents, teachers, and professionals.
National Center for Learning Disabilities is a U.S. agency whose mission is to “empower parents, transform schools, create policy and advocacy impact and enable young adults”. One of their initiatives is “Understood“, a website which aims to help parents with children who struggle with learning and attention issues. Another one is “The LD Navigator” a guide to Learning Disabilities for the pediatric professional community and parents.
Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators is dedicated to maintaining professional and ethical standards and certifying teachers in the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach.
Neuhaus Education Center (Houston, Texas) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting reading success. They have developed classroom-based programs based on Orton-Gillingham and are active in professional development (in-house and online).
Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity is a research center and a source of information for parents, educators, and professionals. It was founded by Dr. Sally Shaywitz and Dr. Bennett Shaywitz, leading researches and advocates for dyslexia work. A unique page on their website provides bibliographic information about many successful people who have dyslexia.
University of Michigan ‘DyslexiaHelps‘ is a source of information for parents, educators, and professionals. It has helpful information about assistive technologies and a monthly blog.
Dyslexia International in partnership with UNESCO is focused on advocacy, teacher networking, free training for classroom teachers around the world and free teacher resources.
Learning Disabilities of America is a sister-organization to the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, providing information and support to parents and professionals.
Association of Educational Therapists sets standards for the professional practice of educational therapy. Educational therapists provide a broad range of individualized educational interventions for children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges.
Dyslexia Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in 1989 to identify and assist children with dyslexia – to establish higher levels of learning through specialized programs promoting better reading.