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Our Vision

…until everyone can read.

Our Mission

The International Dyslexia Association:

To create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.


IDA Northern Ohio:

To offer hope, education, and the opportunity for personal success to people with dyslexia and those who interact with them in northern Ohio.  We believe it is never too late to provide remedial services to individuals with dyslexia.


What We Aim to Accomplish

  • Raise awareness about dyslexia and the laws that pertain to it.
  • Advocate for the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based, quantitative research in the science of reading.
  • Advocate for the early identification of dyslexia and the implementation of structured literacy programs to improve the literacy outcomes for all learners in our educational system.

How We Will Do This

  • We work to promote change at all levels of our educational system by:
    • advocating for the science of reading to be taught to our future teachers in higher education programs.
    • providing dyslexia simulations to school districts.
    • providing workshops and professional development opportunities to teachers in structured literacy.
    • providing an annual conference for the dissemination of research and the most current information on appropriate identification,
    • understanding, remediation, and accommodations for all struggling readers, especially those with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.
    • providing resources to parents to help them navigate the educational system in order for their children to be appropriately
    • identified and to give them the knowledge to advocate for the implementation of structured literacy programs within their schools.
  • Our board and advisory members represent
    • local school districts,
    • educational service centers
    • Ohio Department of Education,
    • State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC),
    • universities,
    • parents and
    • other organizations concerned with improving literacy for all, especially those with dyslexia and other language-based learning disorders.

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