About Us


Welcome Message from our President

Welcome to the IDA Austin website. We are thrilled to be launching a new set of webpages that link us directly to The International Dyslexia Association. The webpages are structured to not only make accessing information about our branch activities easier and quicker but also give learners, parents and professionals a place to find current research and resources about dyslexia. I hope you will visit our evolving website often to find out about current events such as conferences and parent workshops. You can also contact us using the Contact Us Form if you have any questions.

This is my second year as President of the International Dyslexia Association’s Austin branch (IDA Austin). However, I am certainly not new to the organization. Before becoming President, I served as both the Treasurer and a Director. The new year has started with board members who are passionate about working with families, educators, professionals and students. Each board member has a wealth of experiences that will help us accomplish our mission of helping all individuals learn to read. Information about each of them can be found on the Board of Directors webpage.

If you are searching for a way to support individuals with dyslexia, please consider volunteering to help strengthen our organization. We have multiple opportunities to serve in a wide variety of activities, from the newsletter to social media and even marathon running. We would love to have you as part of our team. We cannot complete our mission “until everyone can read” without your help!

Mary Bach, Ph.D., LDT, CALT, CDT

IDA Austin


IDA Austin is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to promoting reading excellence for all children through early identification of dyslexia, effective literacy education for adults and children with dyslexia, and teacher training.

IDA Austin sponsors:

  • Austin Area 24 hour Helpline   (512) 452-7658
  • Conferences and teacher training
  • Parent – child advocacy and support
  • A semi-annual newsletter – “The Dyslexic Advocate”
  • Speakers and materials to organizations and school districts
  • Legislation of state guidelines impacting dyslexia

Contact Us for:

  • Membership application blanks and basic information packet
  • Teacher training information
  • Referral lists for:
    • State and local evaluation (testing) services
    • State and local remediation (special language training for children and adults) sources