Advocacy Toolkit

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has formed the IDA Advocacy Task Force to empower and support advocacy by third party advocates including, but not limited to, IDA Branches, Decoding Dyslexia state groups and other affiliated groups, at the local, state and federal levels of government to implement evidence-based, comprehensive literacy practices in every classroom in the United States (and partnering countries).

The task force is also developing a toolkit of resources to support parents and educators with research and other tools to advocate for best practices based on the science of reading. Check out the following links for a sample of the type of content to be included:

Research to Support Implementation

Resources to Support Implementation

Organizations Focused on Reading

Beyond Dyslexia Laws Presentation Slides

Influencing Policy in Your School District Infographic

This toolkit is a work in progress, so check back often often for new items. You can also subscribe to our mailing list for updates on our progress.

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is pleased to present a forum for information to benefit its constituents. It is IDA’s policy to not recommend or endorse any specific program, product, institution, company, or instructional material, noting that there are a number of such that present the critical components of instruction as defined by IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. Any opinions expressed in these resources and/or via links do not necessarily reflect those of IDA.