Private industries spend an est. $3.1 billion a year to bolster the writing skills of entry-level workers.
National Commission on Writing
There are many ways to get involved!
Join The International Dyslexia Association today and help us educate about, and advocate for, dyslexia as well as support research on dyslexia, literacy acquisition, remediation and teaching methodologies. When you join the national organization and live in our service area (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Manitoba, Canada), you automatically become a member of IDA-UMB and receive reduced event rates, important newsletters and periodicals, and much more! JOIN US HERE.
The International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch is an all-volunteer organization that relies on the dedication and stewardship of its board, members and partners. Our volunteers help us run our events, operate our committees and keep us in touch with the broader community. We welcome your help! If you'd like to see what IDA-UMB is all about, CLICK HERE to volunteer with us.
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If you know someone whom you believe should serve on our Board of Directors, please suggest them as a candidate. For information on how to make a nominee suggestion, CLICK HERE. Like to know more about the role of a Board Member? CLICK HERE. Or DOWNLOADan IDA-UMB Board of Director Candidate Information Sheet.
IDA-UMB encourages everyone to become involved. Spread the knowledge that you’ve acquired! Share and watch for the warning signs of a struggling reader with your family, friends and teachers. Remember: early intervention with effective research-based strategies spares a child a lifetime of low self-esteem, gives them the tools and strategies to succeed in life, and allows individuals to reach their full potential. And don't forget to let your school administrators, school boards, superintendents and legislators know that you are concerned about good reading instruction in your district. You can make a difference!
Please give to IDA-UMB and help us promote literacy acquisition in your area! CLICK HERE to donate.