There are a multitude of online resources available that provide a supportive network to families and students.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
The International Dyslexia Association is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families.
International Dyslexia Association – Oregon Branch
The International Dyslexia Association – Oregon Branch focuses on increasing public awareness of how dyslexia affects both children and adults.
Decoding Dyslexia Oregon
Decoding Dyslexia Oregon is a grassroots movement driven by Oregon families and educators who recognized the need for conversations with our school districts and policy makers regarding dyslexia. They strive to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children, and improve resources for students with dyslexia in Oregon public schools. Decoding Dyslexia offers an Oregon Tutors and Assessment Providers Resource Guide for parents.
The Blosser Center for Dyslexia Resources
The Blosser Center for Dyslexia Resources is the only independent, non-profit center in the Northwest accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. We are dedicated to helping children and adults achieve their potential despite dyslexia or related literacy difficulties. The Blosser Center was founded in 2000 to continue the educational and advocacy work of Dorothy Blosser Whitehead, M.S., a nationally recognized leader in establishing standards for reading specialists.
Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators was established in 1995 to set and maintain professional and ethical standards for the practice of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. It certifies individuals and accredits instructional and training programs that meet these standards. AOGPE promotes public awareness of the need of individuals with dyslexia and of the Orton-Gillingham Approach for the treatment of dyslexia.
Susan Barton – Bright Solutions
Susan Barton is recognized internationally as an expert in dyslexia. She is in the Hall of Honor at the headquarters of the International Dyslexia Association. Her goal is to help parents, teachers, and others understand dyslexia—so they can provide the right type of help.
Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity serves as a nexus for research on dyslexia, and is as well a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia. Their mission is to uncover and illuminate the strengths of those with dyslexia, disseminate the latest innovations from scientific research and practical advice, and transform the treatment of children and adults with dyslexia.
University of Michigan – Center on Dyslexia
The goal of this website is to provide a step-by-step approach to help you understand what dyslexia is (and what it is not), develop an action plan, begin to get help, and become your own best advocate. They provide resources for dyslexics, parents of dyslexics, and professionals in the education field.
Landmark College’s mission is to transform the way students learn, educators teach and the public thinks about education. They provide highly accessible approaches to learning that empower individuals who learn differently to exceed their aspirations and to achieve their greatest potential. Through the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training, the College aims to extend its mission across the nation and throughout the world.
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