Austin Area Branch of The

IDA Membership


Why Join?

What is the cost?

How do I join?

If you are interested in serving on the 2005 AABIDA Board, please mail the questionnaire before October 15th.

Why Join the IDA?

Join with Others to Make a Difference
As a member, you'll join forces with more than 13,000 others who want individuals with dyslexia to realize their fullest potential. The voice of our members is heard among educators, professionals, and policy makers in the United States and abroad. By joining the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), you strengthen the voice of people with dyslexia and enhance their ability to benefit from early intervention and effective teaching methods.

Receive Updates about Dyslexia and Related Issues
Members automatically receive IDA's quarterly newsletter, Perspectives, the yearly peer-reviewed journal, Annals of Dyslexia, and the local branch newsletter, Code Breaker. These publications provide the latest information about legal and legislative issues, medical and educational research and technology.

Receive Discounts
Members receive discounts on other IDA publications and on registration fees for international and local conferences.

Connect with Others in Your Area
When dealing with local school systems, tutors and other resources, it is invaluable to have access to individuals in your community who can help. IDA maintains a "referral for services" database, and has 44 branches serving the United States and Canada.

Access an International Network
IDA members include individuals with dyslexia and their families, diagnosticians, psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, teachers, tutors and others who support our mission. Our membership extends to more than 60 countries with National Affiliates in Brazil, the Czech Republic, Israel and The Phillipines.

Continue a Tradition
IDA was established more than 50 years ago to continue the pioneering work of Dr. samual T. Orton, a neurologist who began to identify the biological basis of dyslexia and develop effective teaching approaches.


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What is the cost?

Cost of Membership
College Student (Copy of Student ID required) $40
Retired (Copy of ID Required) $45
Individual $70 
Individual Sustaining (**) $150
Individual Supporting (**) $300
Family $110
Institutional (***)  $395
Lifetime (**) $1500
Corporate - Level-I $295
Corporate - Level-II $795

(**) These levels provide additional financial support for the IDA. Please check with your tax consultant regarding deductability

(***) Employees receive membership discounts for IDA conferences


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How do I Join the IDA?

You can join online by visiting the national IDA website at,

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Austin Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Local Austin Area Helpline (512) 452-7658 ---

Call our volunteers for:

  1. Membership application blanks and basic information packet
  2. Teacher training information
  3. Referral lists for: