We are actively seeking new IDA Austin board members and volunteers! Do you have interest or experience in dyslexia advocacy, non-profits, marketing, acting treasurer, networking, webinars, assistive technology, school administration, Science of Reading training, or dyslexia legislation? IDA members are welcome to join the team and help us achieve our vision.  Click HERE to apply to become a board member or HERE to volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Halbreich, lhalbreich.idaaustin@gmail.com.

Seeking new board members and volunteers!


Save The Date! When: Saturday, July 13 · 11am – 2pm CDT Where: Central Library Special Events Center 710 West Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX 78701 What: The Right to Read Screening is Coming to Austin Who has the Right to Read? Join the Austin community to view the debut screening in Austin. Let’s make an IDA-Austin statement by attending and supporting everyone’s right to read. This film has inspired states such as Tennessee, Mississippi, Colorado, Massachusetts, Arkansas, and Alabama to mandate legislative-driven literacy reforms. I’ve viewed the film twice in the past year and look forward to sharing it again with my colleagues whose passion is focused on ensuring everyone has the right to read and can read. Reserve […]

The Right to Read Screening!



Are you looking for a unique opportunity to showcase your organization at the 2024 National IDA Conference this October? Become an exclusive sponsor and take advantage of promoting literacy initiatives in addition to featuring your organization to thousands of conference attendees – all there to celebrate IDA’s 75th anniversary! Here’s how your sponsorship can make a significant impact: Support Literacy Initiatives: Your sponsorship will directly contribute to promoting literacy for individuals with dyslexia and related disorders through advocacy, education, and support services provided by the IDA Texas Branches. Enhanced Visibility: Your advertisement will be prominently featured in over 5,000 printed copies of the resource guide, ensuring exposure to a broad audience within the Austin, Dallas, and Houston communities, as well […]

Showcase your organization at the 2024 National IDA Conference this ...


Join IDA Austin for a free 2-hour training to become a volunteer for an eye-opening Dyslexia simulation, Experience Dyslexia™. Professionals, parents, and friends are welcomed to participate. The goal is to create a team of volunteers that are passionate about bringing Dyslexia awareness to the Austin area. Location: Hampton Branch Library Meeting Room, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin, TX 78749 Date: Friday, June 7th, 2024 Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm Register Here    

Experience Dyslexia Volunteer Training



Noah Text: An Evidence-Based Method of Displaying Text that Increases Reading Skill for Striving, Dyslexic, and English Language Learning Readers  View now! Join Noah Text founder Sarah K. Blodgett and co-director of Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services Lisa Bigney for an informative online workshop about Noah Text®. Grounded in the science of reading, Noah Text® is a specialized scaffolded text that shows readers the structure of words—bolstering their reading skill—while providing them independence and enjoyment in wide reading. Learn how Noah Text® simulates simpler writing systems, like Finland’s for instance, in which learning to read is made easier due to visible, predictable word patterns, thus increasing reading fluency, stamina, and accuracy, while building reading skill.  Highly recommended by structured […]

Register Now for the Noah Text Webinar!