International Dyslexia Association
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is one of the oldest organizations dedicated to providing support and advocacy for individuals with disabilities. Per the IDA website, the mission of IDA is “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.”
Learning Disabilities of America
The Learning Disabilities of America (LDA) serves all people with learning disabilities. According to the LDA website, “since 1964, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make LDA the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.”
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) improves the lives of the 1 in 5 with learning and attention issues by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools, and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. For more than 40 years, NCLD has worked to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life.
Yale Center for Creativity and Dyslexia
The mission of the Yale Center for Creativity and Dyslexia is to “illuminate the creative and intellectual strengths of those with dyslexia, to disseminate the latest scientific research and practical resources, and to transform the treatment of all dyslexic children and adults.
Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
This website provides you with a step-by-step approach that offers you information and support in understanding dyslexia (and what dyslexia is not) as well as assisting you in developing an action plan to gain the support and services you need to advocate for your child with dyslexia or yourself. This website provides you with guidance, tools, a clear understanding of terminology associated with dyslexia, assistive technology and apps, and study “tips” that will help you focus on organization and time management skills.
According to the Understood website, “Understood is a nonprofit dedicated to shaping the world for difference. We provide resources and support so people who learn and think differently can thrive — in school, at work, and throughout life. We provide people with the tools and information they need to navigate challenges, improve skills, discover strengths, and find support. Our digital resources and community help people with differences — and those who support them — to build confidence.”
Headstrong Nation is a movement dedicated to a radical new approach to dyslexia. We empower adult dyslexics to own their dyslexia, to understand it, and to develop new ways of learning and working based on their individual profiles.
Council of Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice. CEC is known as THE source for information, resources, and professional development for special educators.
The Reading League
The mission of The Reading League is to advance the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-aligned reading instruction.We have set forth to accomplish our mission by: recruiting thousands of League members, offering live events and an annual conference, establishing a social media presence, compiling resources for professional learning on our knowledge base page, forming partnerships with schools that include tailored professional development experiences and school-based coaching.
National Center on Improving Literacy
The National Center on Improving Literacy(NCIL),operated by Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development with funding from the United States Department of Education, is a partnership among literacy experts, university researchers, and technical assistance providers from the University of Oregon, Florida State University, and RMC Research Corporation. The mission of the NCIL is to increase access to, and use of, evidence-based approaches to screen, identify, and teach students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia. To build individual and organizational capacity to assess students’ literacy-related skills, identify students with disabilities or those at risk of disabilities, and fully implement evidence-based literacy programs and professional development.