Our So. Cal. Tri-Counties Branch of the IDA
Overview of Our Branch
We are a volunteer organization of parents and professionals who are concerned about literacy. Our focus is to support and benefit individuals, adults, students, families, educators, and professionals dealing with learning differences, including dyslexia.
Mission Statement: Facilitating Literacy Success in Our Communities
Our primary functions are:
- Sponsor educational conferences and free community meetings
- Provide resources and referrals
- Serve as a liaison to cutting-edge researchers and their results related to literacy development
We provide scholarships to teachers and parents to attend the Annual International Dyslexia Association Conference or one of our local Conferences.
Who we are:
In 1984, several Inland Empire professionals and parents determined a need existed for an organization to disseminate accurate & current information on dyslexia. We contacted the national IDA to become a Branch. IDA states its purpose as:
To pursue and provide the most comprehensive range of information and services that address the full scope of dyslexia and related difficulties in learning to read and write in a way that creates hope, possibility and partnership; so that every individual has the opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life, and society benefits from the resource that is liberated.
We are now the So. Cal. Tri-Counties Branch and a variety of professionals, parents and adults with dyslexia comprise the all-volunteer Board of Directors representing the Riverside, San Bernardino and portions of Orange County here in Southern California.
The So. Cal. Tri-Counties Branch actively promotes effective teaching practices and related educational intervention strategies for any individual with a language-based learning disability. We are committed to the dissemination of research-based knowledge that supports multi-sensory structured language teaching.
We invite you to join our mailing list: receive Newsletters, Kids’ Newsletters, & Email announcements on new research. To join, send us your name, address, phone, and email; or use our “Contact Us” form on our web site.
We invite you to join us…
We are a volunteer organization and our Board of Directors is a working board. The strength of our organization relies on the interest and commitment of its volunteers. Won’t you help us in our goal of “Facilitating Literacy Success in Our Communities”?