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Below, you will find a welcome message from our president Dr. Rebekah Dyer,  information on becoming an IDA member,  joining the Arizona IDA Board of Directors, IDA conference scholarships, Dyslexia Dash, donating to our Arizona Branch, and our Learning & Literacy Sponsors.

Rebekah Dyer
International Dyslexia Association
Arizona Branch

I am honored and privileged to be the president of the AZ Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.  As a board we will continue to strive forward in our efforts to increase awareness and education of what dyslexia is and how it impacts people. We plan to create a foundation for parents, teachers and schools with effective programs and strategies to support individuals with dyslexia.  I look forward to working with our outstanding board members in these efforts.

Join Our Mission

Support from members of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has allowed us to continue to educate our community and share the latest research in the field of dyslexia. As we commemorate IDA’s 70th anniversary, we are on a mission to train 7,000 teachers, educate 70,0000 children, and support 700,000 families!
We invite you to join our mission and take advantage of IDA Member benefits, including the new and exciting benefits below:
    • My IDA Perks. Free access to My IDA Perks. A network of nationwide discounts.
    • IDA Stores. Members receive a 15% discount on IDA’s books and merchandise.
    • IDA Member Facebook Group. Expand your network and share information, ideas, and resources.
    • Annual CEU Discounts. Professional and teacher members will receive one discounted on-demand conference recording per calendar year.

PLUS, Arizona Members can participate in additional opportunities specifically for our Arizona Branch:

      • Reimbursement Scholarships. Up to $300 in reimbursement scholarships for those interested in becoming educated in dyslexia. Apply here.
      • Learning Ally. An opportunity for children with dyslexia to read independently, develop a love of learning, and reach their full potential. Register here.


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Call for Nominations 2021

Arizona IDA Board of Directors
Submission Deadline is October 25, 2021

The Nominating Committee of the Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is soliciting nominations for the AZ IDA Board of Directors.

The AZ IDA Executive Board and Board of Directors are a committed and passionate group of volunteers who work together to plan and implement AZ IDA’s mission to serve the needs of families, educators, and professionals concerned with struggling readers. Our goal is to provide essential research-based information about assessment, diagnosis, resources, and appropriate educational intervention.

Nominees should be IDA members who are willing to engage in active deliberation, have leadership skills, and are committed to serving individuals affected by dyslexia, language and literacy challenges, and their families and communities that support them.

The new 3-year term for the Board of Directors begins January 1, 2022.

Open positions:

Board of Directors

6 vacancies: 3-year term 

If you have passion, time, and energy to give, please consider nominating yourself or another qualified person for these positions. We are looking for a diverse and talented group of volunteers to help us accomplish our goals.

Please click on this link for a nomination form:


If you have any questions, email

2021 IDA Conference Scholarships

IDA is offering scholarships for our 2021 Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference.  This year, scholarships are available for:

  • Parents or individuals with dyslexia
  • Public school teachers or other educational professionals who demonstrate need

There are full and partial scholarships available.  Scholarship funds are limited and applications are being considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parent – Individual Form     Educator Form

Candidates, please fill out the application, and send it to

Please join us for our first Dyslexia Dash!
Arizona IDA strongly believes that every teacher should be trained in the principles of Structured Literacy, and every child deserves the opportunity to read!
Everyone is welcome! Walk or run with us at Freestone Park on February 12th!

Support AZ IDA

Thanks to support from generous partners like you, we are able to create programs and resources to support the 1 in 5 individuals with dyslexia and literacy challenges in Arizona.



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