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Welcome to the International Dyslexia Association Wisconsin Branch website.  Exciting things are happening across the state with training, legislation, simulations, and awareness campaigns.  With an active and passionate Board of Directors who volunteer their time to raise awareness and improve reading throughout Wisconsin, we invite you to get involved too!  On our website, you will find the latest information and events regarding reading initiatives and practices that will help guide the work being done.

Whether you are a parent, a professional, or someone who is interested in learning more and being a part of the growing demand for change, we know you will find inspiration and guidance here.  Please contact us for additional information – We are here to help!


Michele Raasch

International Dyslexia Association
Wisconsin Branch



See below for information on the upcoming annual conference on April 25, 2020.

Click here to see the conference Facebook page!


Legislation Update:

Attention ALL IDA members!  Mark your calendars.  January 22, 2020, Senate Committee Hearing

We are very close to getting AB 110 the Dyslexia Guidebook passed but need Senator Nass to vote yes for the bill.  Please contact your OWN senator or as many senators as you would like to ask that they vote yes for AB 110.  Here is the link to locate your senator.

There will be a senate hearing next week, January 22 SB 579  2019 Senate Bill 579

Relating to: requiring each cooperative educational service agency to employ a dyslexia specialist   AND SB 578 Related to the assessments to evaluate reading readiness.   2019 Senate Bill 578
Both bills are being heard in the State University, Technical Colleges, and Children and Family Service Committee headed by Senator Dale Kooyenga.

Madison Office:
Room 310 South
State Capitol
PO Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707 Telephone:
(608) 266-2512
(866) 817-6061 Fax:
(608) 282-3545 Email:


It is very important to attend this hearing in support of this bill.  If you cannot attend please send letters of support to Senator Kooyenga’s office and or call at the above email and phone number.  Your testimony or letters of support should describe why having a dyslexia specialist in each CESA would be beneficial to your child and how early identification of reading difficulties with a standardized test would benefit all children.  

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