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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

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, […]

Helping Your Struggling Reader – recorded webinar now online

03 June 2018

Helping Your Struggling Reader  by Jan Maclean recorded Thursday May 31, 2018 7:30-9:00pm EST Click here to see the recorded webinar. Click […]

Framing Your Thoughts Sentence Structure webinar – Summer Training Opportunity

23 May 2018

Framing Your ThoughtsTM Sentence Structure – SUMMER 2018 ONBIDA is excited to partner with Language Circle Enterprises to offer the online webinar/training “Framing […]