The Australian Dyslexia Association Inc. (ADA) is a registered Non-profit Incorporated Association (IA37281) and Government Registerable Australian Body (ARBN 147 524 347) allowing the ADA to operate nationally, in every state. The ADA was formed in 2007 and officially incorporated in 2009. The ADA is concerned with the well being, identification and instruction/treatment of dyslexia and related language-based differences.
The ADA does not support or endorse any one method or program but supports an evidence based approach that utilises a direct, explicit, systematic, structured and multisensory teaching approach for individuals with dyslexia or a related difference.
The ADA is a professional association borne from real life Specialist Teachers and related professionals in the field including Speech and language therapists, Occupational therapists and informed Developmental and Educational Psychologists who have encountered and embraced the need to learn about dyslexia and the teaching they require.
Meet the ADA’s Youth Ambassador rubbing shoulders with Jamie Oliver: Here
ADA advocates for change in Australian Schools, we also support the aims of Code Read Dyslexia Network. ADA have been part of several formal submissions to parliament. ADA also contributed to a formal submission to The Teachers Education Ministerial Advisory Group: https://submissions.education.gov.au/Forms/TEMAG/pages/item?SubmissionID=TEM1400166
The ADA were the first Australian organisation to be awarded Global Partnership with the International Dyslexia Association. ADA president, Jodi Clements has presented to the IDA Board of Directors on the work of the ADA (New Orleans IDA, Conference). Jodi has also served on the Global Caucus Committee for the International Dyslexia Association with a focus on developing and drafting the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. http://www.readingrockets.org/sites/default/files/IDA%20Knowledge%20and%20Practice%20Standards%20for%20Teaching%20of%20Reading.pdf
In 2016, Jodi Clements was asked to present at a UNESCO funded conference in New Delhi, India. The focus of UNESCO, MGIEP is to work towards World Agenda #4, World Literacy. http://mgiep.unesco.org
The ADA welcomes all individual professionals, including schools to join ADA and learn more about dyslexia and related differences. Join ADA
ADA has assisted:
Outside the Square documentaries
Red Letter prizes
Various radio programs
Family and Community Services
Approved Job Access agencies
Government funded agencies for Mental Health
The Government Initiative PACE program
There are so many more…
ADA have also been part of many, many media articles, radio and TV to help raise awareness of dyslexia. For a list of ADA media works, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org