WABIDA - Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Washington State Branch

Serving: Washington, Idaho and Western Montana

About Us

The International Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association supports efforts to provide individuals with dyslexia with appropriate instruction and to identify these individuals at an early age. The Association, however, does not endorse any specific program, speaker, product or instructional material, noting that there are a number of such which present the critical components of instruction as defined by The Association.


The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a 501c-3 non-profit, scientific, educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability, dyslexia, as well as related language based learning difficulties. The IDA, founded in 1949, publishes results of outstanding educational, neuro-scientific, psychological, genetic, sociological and medical research on dyslexia, language, and literacy, and sponsors national and regional interdisciplinary conferences. It publishes and distributes books, periodicals and brochures of interest to parents and professionals.

The Washington State Branch

The WAshington State Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (WABIDA) serves as a resource for individuals and the groups seeking information about specific language disability/dyslexia; promotes and organizes classes and workshops to provide information for individuals with dyslexia, educators, parents and others; encourages the development of resources for individuals with dyslexia; recognizes achievement for individual efforts in the field of dyslexia; and when possible, offers monetary support for any of our stated goals.

Your membership in WABIDA helps support our efforts. You will receive member benefits including publications, discounts and information about events in our community. To join please visit the IDA website at www.eida.org and complete an online application.  Or you can download a copy of the application and mail it. Here is the link.


Board of Directors, 2018

Jessica Ruger, President
Jamie Geddis, Vice President
Catey Roe, Treasurer
Tari Littlefield, Secretary

  • Andrea Archer
  • Toni Altug
  • Dite Bray
  • Clay Blankenship
  • Bonnie Meyer
  • Wendy Popa
  • Jessica Schwartz
  • Stacy Turner
  • Diana Vaniotis

Dana Mott, Managing Director

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is the recipient of the "Best in America" seal from Independent Charities of America, a distinction awarded to less than 1% of charities. That means we make the most efficient use of your donation, ensuring your dollars are making an impact on all struggling readers, their families, and the professionals who serve them.