Dyslexia Resource Hub
Dyslexia Resources and Organizations
University of Florida Literacy Institute (UFLI)
The mission of the University of Florida Literacy Institute (UFLI, pronounced “you fly”) is to improve literacy achievement through coordinated efforts in reader development and teacher development. UFLI’s work encompasses a variety of literacy projects, including tutoring for students from kindergarten through high school, assistance to low-performing schools, and teacher education and professional development activities. UFLI is also home to the Virtual Teaching Resource Hub.
International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a leading non-profit education and advocacy organization that promotes literacy through education, research, and advocacy. Their website offers an extensive repository of free, evidence-based resources for parents and educators, and standards and certification requirements for teachers and teacher preparation programs.
National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL)
The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) is a partnership among literacy experts, university researchers, and technical assistance providers, with funding from the United States Department of Education. Their mission is to increase access to, and use of, evidence-based approaches to screen, identify, and teach students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia.
Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR)
The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) conducts and disseminates research on reading instruction, intervention, and assessment in Florida and nationally. They also provide literacy-related technical assistance to Florida’s schools and the State Department of Education
Decoding Dyslexia is a national grassroots organization of parents, teachers, and professionals organized to raise dyslexia awareness, to empower families to support their children, and to inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate, and support students with dyslexia. Decoding Dyslexia has chapters in all 50 states, including Decoding Dyslexia-FL.
Understood provides well-researched, practical information about learning disabilities and attention issues. It is the collective work of over 15 diverse nonprofit organizations that have come together to bring parents a comprehensive resource no single organization could provide individually. While parents are the target audience, the website provides excellent resources for educators as well.
Learning Ally has partnered with the Florida Department of Education to provide over 80,000 human-read audiobooks for all students with certified print-related disabilities. Learning Ally’s educator portal allows teachers to create student accounts, assign audiobooks, provide at-home access, and monitor progress.
Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative that provides extensive resources, videos, reviews, course modules, and other information about effective reading instruction presented in a way that teachers and parents can understand and use.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities is a national policy and advocacy center that provides a portal of research and policy resources to support research, public awareness, and equity for children with learning disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
The Learning Disabilities Association of America provides support, education, and advocacy on behalf of individuals with learning disabilities. They provide a number of white papers and policy statements that clarify key aspects of the identification and treatment of learning disabilities, in addition to an extensive body of resources. LDA played a central role in the development of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resource System (FDLRS)
Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resource System (FDLRS) provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities. Service centers include 19 centers that directly serve school districts in the areas of Child Find, Parent Services, Human Resource Development (HRD), and Technology. In addition, the FDLRS Network also includes 6 Multi-disciplinary Centers who focus on in-depth evaluations and several statewide projects offering specialized services.
RTI Action Network
The RTI Action Network provides extensive resources and supports to guide districts, educators, and families in the large-scale implementation of RTI to ensure struggling students are identified early and receive the necessary supports to be successful. The RTI Action Network is a program of the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
Family Network on Disabilities
Family Network on Disabilities is a national parent-run organization that works in communities across Florida support children with disabilities and their families through multiple grant-funded programs.
Center for Parent Information and Resources
Center for Parent Information and Resources is a federally funded system of parent centers that provide direct services to children and youth with disabilities, families, professionals, and other organizations that support them.