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We are happy you found IDA of Northern Ohio (NOBIDA).

We are a branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), the premier non-profit literacy organization dedicated to the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based, quantitative research in literacy instruction.

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Welcome, from the President

NOBIDA is made up of an all volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Council including educators, researchers, parents, and advocates.

We are a community of individuals, a network not a physical location, offering hope, education, and the opportunity for personal success to people with dyslexia and those that interact with them in Northeastern Ohio.  

Our offerings include workshops for educators and parents, an annual symposium event, dyslexia simulations, and many other resources.

Enthusiastic about our mission, we pledge to work tirelessly until everyone can read.

Reach out today and we will help you find the resources you need. 

Summer 2022

Save the date(s)! 

October 20-21, 2022: Walsh University, North Canton, OH

Click here for event details. Registration is opening soon! 

OH HB 436 updates are available on our Branch News Page.

Click here to find all you need to know about Connor’s Odyssey: The Right to Read Law (HB 436). 

We are happy to report that the State Board of Education has approved the Ohio Dyslexia Guidebook which was proposed in January 2022, fulfilling HB 436 requirements to form a Dyslexia Committee and create “a dyslexia guidebook for screening, intervention, and remediation for children with dyslexia or displaying dyslexic characteristics and tendencies.” (HB 436 Code)

The Guidebook sets forth criteria for the universal screeners, teacher training, and Structured Literacy Curriculum to fulfill HB 436 requirements in our state’s schools. 

Review the Dyslexia Guidebook here. Find all these links and more on the ODE Dyslexia Supports page. 

What does this mean for teachers, administrators, parents, and advocates?

In order to understand the implementation and optimism around HB 436, we encourage you to learn about Structured Literacy Curricula. 

If you have further questions about Structured Literacy and NOBIDA’s resources, please reach out.

Thank you,

Andrea Thomas, M.Ed., C.A.L.T.

NOBIDA Board President


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