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The goal of Arizona-IDA is to provide accurate information about assessment and appropriate instruction for students with dyslexia.  Another goal is to support educators who successfully complete face-to-face and online training that leads to IDA certification.

Thanks to successful fundraising efforts, we are able to offer Arizona educators reimbursement for completion of courses and programs that provide increased knowledge about dyslexia, or lead to successful performance on IDA Certification tests.  Priority will be given to current members of IDA.

Courses eligible for reimbursement include any program accredited by IDA (identified under the Teacher Preparation tab on the National IDA web site:; and successful  completion of an IDA certification exam.

We will also reimburse educators who successfully complete the Teaching Reading Effectively course offered by the Arizona Department of Education.   Reimbursement is also available for successful completion of a three- hour online course entitled Understanding Dyslexia (

Applicants must gain pre-approval for a selected course, or certification exam,  by submitting a request online at (  Reimbursement will be provided upon submission of a certificate or document of successful course completion.  Applications are now being accepted for courses taken between 4/1/17 and 5/31/18.


Meredith Puls

International Dyslexia Association
Arizona Branch

We are very excited to announce that this summer our board member, Rachel Jamora will be training for her first marathon. She has decided to run the OC Half Marathon as part of TeamQuest and raise critical funds for the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

Did you know 1 in 10 are affected by dyslexia? Your connection may be from a family member, student, client, neighbor, or colleague. We have committed to raise $2,800 for IDA by marathon day (May 7th, 2017) but we need your help to get to the finish line. Through the generosity of friends and family, we know we will succeed.

Your fundraising efforts help IDA create a better future for every child and adult who struggles with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. We focus on educating parents, teachers, and professionals about dyslexia, assuring that structured literacy is embedded in educator training and providing the opportunity for all people to learn to read.

Please consider making a contribution on our personal fundraising page by visiting Don’t forget to ask your employer if they have a matching gift program, another way to help reach our goal.

Thank you in advance for your support!


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