The Orton-Gillingham Academy is the only organization established and authorized expressly to set and maintain professional and ethical standards for the practice of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and to certify teachers and to accredit instructional programs that meet these standards.
The purpose of IDA is to pursue and provide the most comprehensive range of information and services that address the full scope of dyslexia and related difficulties in learning to read and write. IDA is the oldest learning disabilities organization in the nation. It was founded in 1949 in memory of Dr. Samuel T. Orton.
The Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA) is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. This Branch was formed to increase public awareness of dyslexia in Massachusetts. The branch hosts conferences and workshops as well as events for adults with dyslexia and parents of students with dyslexia.
LINCS is a national dissemination and professional development system, providing information on literacy research, practice, and resources for adult learners. (Formerly the National Institute for Literacy)
As an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was created in 2002 to be a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education. WWC’s goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.