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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

Early intervention and effective reading instruction in Edmonton

31 December 2017

Check out this article about a study of early identification and effective reading instruction in Edmonton.

Free webinar: Accessible audio and e-books from the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and Bookshare

09 December 2017

Need audio books or accessible e-books? Signed up with CELA but need help getting started? CELA is offering members and […]

London Scottish Rites Center – volunteer tutors wanted!

23 November 2017

The London Scottish Rites Learning Center is looking for volunteer tutors to provide free tutoring for children with dyslexia! Free training provided.

Looking for bookshelves and books!

17 November 2017

We are looking for bookshelves in good condition for storage of our publications and books. Email vp@idaontario.com with photos if […]

It’s a myth that young children cannot be screened for dyslexia!

17 November 2017

An interesting article by Dr. Nadine Gaab, an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Upcoming free webinars!

13 November 2017

Brain-Based Writing Strategies Thu, Nov 16, 2017 9pm-10:30pmEST Presented by Bonnie Terry. Hosted by Southern California Tri-Counties Branch. Top Assistive […]

Books for kids about dyslexia

27 October 2017

Chapters-Indigo has selected “Top 10” books for kids about dyslexia. Check them out here!

Free Webinar: Dyslexia: Applying New Research to Our School Practices

16 October 2017

This edWebinar will present the latest research findings by Dr. Nadine Gaab and Dr. John Gabrieli on the importance of identifying students with dyslexia across all grades.

Families needed for SickKids research study

12 October 2017

Families needed for SickKids Hospital (Toronto) research study on the genetics of reading disabilities…