Join us this November in San Diego for the IDA Reading, Literacy & Learning National Conference!

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Scholarships are available for teachers and parents.


Welcome! The Northern California Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA) is committed to raising awareness and providing resources about dyslexia for parents and educators. Read more



Learn more about dyslexia and related learning disabilities through a variety of resources.

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Experience Dyslexia®

What is it like to have dyslexia? Experience Dyslexia® is a simulation that helps promote awareness and empathy.

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Teacher Training

Teachers have the power to impact learning. Join colleagues across the world by becoming well-trained in a multisensory structured language education approach.

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Did you know?

  • Dyslexia is the most common learning disability.
  • It is a language-based learning disability and is not related to intelligence– plenty of very bright people have dyslexia.
  • There are many successful people with dyslexia such as Henry Winkler, Bruce Jenner, Whoopi Goldberg and Charles Schwab.
  • IDA has established standards for teachers of reading. These research-based standards are helpful for all and critical for students with dyslexia.

Share Your Story

Share your experience with dyslexia to increase awareness and connect with others. Read about others’ experience or share your own.

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Theresa Soares

I was identified with dyslexia when I was in kindergarten. When it came... Read more


Public Calendar

Google Chrome 101: Apps, Extensions & Add-ons Workshop @ Parents Helping Parents, Sobrato Center for Non-profits
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Is your child/student struggling with reading & writing? Are you looking for free internet tools that can help your child or students meet their educational goals? Parents Helping Parents iTECH department is offering a workshop on the many good educational apps & extensions that are available when using Google Chrome. And you don’t need a Chromebook to access them! A variety of apps & extensions will be explained and demonstrated in the following topic areas for grades 3 and up:

- Chrome Accessibility - Time Management & Organization - Reading & Writing - Math

We will look at some helpful “add-ons” that are available in Google Docs. Attendees will also receive a resource list of apps & extensions to explore on their own.

FOR: Parents, Professionals,& Teachers using Google Apps for Education DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 7-8:30 pm COST: $10.00 for PHP Members, $20.00 for Non-Members LOCATION: Parents Helping Parents, Sobrato Center for Non-profits, 1400 Parkmoor Ave., San Jose, CA 95126 REGISTER: On-line: or contact Julie Gorman at 408-727-5775 ext.183 or

NCBIDA Co-sponsored Event: Film Screening of “The Big Picture” @ Pleasanton Public Library Main Meeting Room
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Co-Sponsored by the Pleasanton Public Library Children’s Services

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

Dyslexia is the most common learning difference (1 in 5 kids have it), yet the most publicly misunderstood. Please join us for a film screening of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia,” a film directed by James Redford. The film recounts the experiences of children and young adults with dyslexia, including Redford’s son, Dylan, and features interviews with highly successful individuals with dyslexia, such as Sir Richard Branson, Gavin Newsom, Charles Schwab, and David Boies.

The film will be followed by a short panel discussion with members of the NCBIDA Board. This is a FREE event, open to the public.

Click here to download a flyer.