Dyslexia Organizations

  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA) The major organization for professionals and families. They host an annual convention including a family convention within their main conference program. There are several local chapters of IDA.
  • University of Michigan The Dyslexia Help Center is a website with a plethora of information on anything you want or need to know about dyslexia. They list and describe current apps and technology.
  • is the largest organization for parents with kids with learning differences. They have articles, podcasts, webinars, and forums.
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
  • The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity Provides cutting edge research on dyslexia as well as tools for professionals and families.
  • The Reading League Promotes evidence-based reading instruction through a vast network of experts. Produces free educational videos, organizes conferences and provides district level teacher training.

Structured Reading Programs

Accredited  Programs

Specialized Schools (partial list)

 Local to The Capital Region (Albany, Troy, Schenectady, NY)

  • A Different Way in Reading (Schenectady, New York) This local resource uses the Alphabetic Phonics multi-sensory program. Alphabetic phonics is based on OG. This program is a three-year commitment. They have a sliding scale so that anyone who is screened and accepted into the program can attend. My daughter and a few people I know graduated from this program. The tutors are outstanding.
  • Options with Learning OWL offers consulting and private Wilson tutoring.
  • Decoding Dyslexia New York A grassroots movement to persuade local and federal government for better laws to identify and serve dyslexic people. Several states have their own chapters.

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