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Teaching Teachers & Empowering Parents

Welcome to the International Dyslexia Association of Northern California. We are committed to providing you with information about dyslexia through our website resources. IDA Northern California is notable for our powerful dyslexia simulation, Experience Dyslexia®. This simulation has led to greater awareness of dyslexia across the country and around the world. Please browse our website to learn more!


Cawley Carr
International Dyslexia Association
Northern California Branch


Featured Events

Summer Teacher Training’s

Check out the summer teacher training opportunities in the Bay Area. Limited scholarships are available through IDA Northern CA.



Join us for TeamQuest!

Join us for our walk/run fundraiser along the water near the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday, May 7th. Help us raise dyslexia awareness, promote literacy, meet great people, and do something healthy! Register now.



  • Dyslexia is the most common learning disability with 15-20% of the population showing symptoms of dyslexia. Learn More
  • 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, Caitlyn Jenner (previously known as 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.


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