Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA-RMB)
The International Dyslexia Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals living with dyslexia, language and literacy challenges, their families and the communities that support them. The Rocky Mountain Branch provides local conferences, workshops and resources to educate and increase public awareness of dyslexia, a learning difference that affects up to 20% of the U.S. population. Through two annual conferences, numerous trainings and simulations, a yearly AT grant for schools and more, we hope to make a difference!
IDA TeamQuest – Let’s Lead the ZYX Challenge in 2018!
Similar to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (but not as chilly), this awareness effort was started by a New Jersey teen, Jasleen Toor, to help dispel myths about dyslexia while also raising money to support the International Dyslexia Association.
Called the ZYX Challenge, brave participants are asked to recite the alphabet backward in under 45 seconds. One of the myths it tries to dispel is the idea that people with dyslexia read or write backward. Although individuals with dyslexia do not read or see words backward, the effort required to read and write can often be as challenging as it might be for someone else to recite the alphabet backward.
Board members of our IDA Rocky Mountain Branch took the challenge recently, too. We had a great time and many laughs trying, and trying, and trying again. Needless to say, in the end, it was a group effort!
Now, we challenge our readers to help make the Rocky Mountain region the number one ZYX challengers in the country.
Are you up for the challenge?
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|Grants are awarded to accredited Colorado K-12 educational institutions for assistive technology devices, services, and teacher training for students with dyslexia, language, and literacy challenges. Grants must be used for educational purposes. We look forward to reading your school’s application.
Click HERE for more information and how to apply. The deadline has been extended to March 2, 2018!
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