The IDA-Rocky Mountain Branch supports those living with dyslexia, language and literacy challenges by providing research-based education and resources to individuals, families and educators in our area.
International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1949 to continue the pioneering work of Samuel T. Orton, MD, in the study and treatment of dyslexia. There are branches throughout the country to assist local regions with their needs.
The Rocky Mountain Branch of the IDA, was founded in 1986, and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia, as well as other related language-based learning differences. Through our seminars, conferences, and workshops, this branch focuses on standards and practices for service providers, in addition to advocacy, family support, referral services, and community resources. Membership dues, private donations, and other development and training efforts fund the Rocky Mountain Branch. IDA receives no government funding.
"Having been involved with the organization for many years now, I am very impressed with the dedication of the volunteers and board. They are always available to answer questions from the community and direct individuals to the best resources. They volunteer their time to attend and present at local conferences and seminars to represent the branch and ensure that individuals with dyslexia in the community have access to the resources they need. None of them get paid! It is truly a mission of the heart for so many of these people." - Ruth L.