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Welcome to ONBIDA!

The Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is committed to providing information, support and advocacy for individuals with dyslexia, their families and educators  in Ontario.   We hope the many resources on this website are helpful in giving you a better understanding of dyslexia, the importance of early identification and effective intervention and other ways to support a child or adult with dyslexia.

Liisa Freure, President, ONBIDA

Latest News

Structured Literacy Training in Toronto Fall 2018 – Winter 2019

11 September 2018

FUNDAMENTAL LEARNING is offering  Structured Literacy TRAINING (a.k.a. Orton-Gillingham), Fall 2018 – Winter 2019, Toronto, Ontario This multisensory structured language approach […]

Upcoming free webinars from Learning Ally

30 August 2018

What Dyslexia Red Flags Look Like for Different Students in Different Grades Sep 12, 2018 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM […]

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases “Accessible education for students with disabilities”

29 August 2018

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released “Accessible education for students with disabilities“. ONBIDA is pleased to see OHRC’s document […]

Free webinar – Critical Role of Phonemic Awareness in Foundational Reading Skills

24 August 2018

Webinar – Critical Role of Phonemic Awareness in Foundational Reading Skills Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT Presented […]

Free Webinar – Motivation Matters: 10 Research-Based Strategies to Motivate Struggling Readers

11 August 2018

Motivation Matters: 10 Research-Based Strategies to Motivate Struggling Readers Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT Presented by Terrie […]

Registration for ONBIDA’s 12th Annual Conference is now open!

02 August 2018

ONBIDA’s 12th Annual Conference Early Identification and Intervention Strategies Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 Ontario Science Center, Toronto, ON NEW this […]

Free webinar: Strategies and Ideas for Creating a Dyslexia-Friendly Classroom

03 July 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT Presented by Nelda Reyes, Dyslexia Interventionist, De Zavala Elementary, San Marcos CISD, […]

Newly revised IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading

27 June 2018

The International Dyslexia Association has recently released revised Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.  The standards defines what all […]

42 U.S. States Now Have Dyslexia Legislation

27 June 2018

A new article by Martha Youman and Nancy Mather entitled “Dyslexia Laws in the U.S.A.: A 2018 Update”  summarizes “Today, […]