HIDA-Hawaii Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Reading changes lives.

aka HIDA   |   MILILANI, HI   |  http://HI.DyslexiaIDA.org

Mission

The mission of the Hawai’i Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (HIDA) is to increase awareness of dyslexia in our community; provide support for individuals with dyslexia, their families and educators; promote teacher training; and, improve literacy for struggling readers.

Ruling year info

1986

Executive Director

Margaret Higa

Main address

HIDA PO BOX 893670

MILILANI, HI 967890670 USA

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EIN

99-0238843

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Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

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Public Awareness and Educational Outreach

The objectives of HIDA's Public Awareness and Educational Outreach program are to: educate the community about dyslexia and the strategies, technology, and accommodations available to assist individuals with dyslexia; improve and increase resources available in Hawai`i for children and adults with dyslexia and those who live and work with them; and provide guidance and support to persons with dyslexia, their families and teachers. HIDA offers public awareness and outreach services throughout the state of Hawai'i via technology, publications, personal contact with our executive director and volunteers, and participation in numerous community events and trainings. HIDA also collaborates with other community agencies to offer specific outreach, presentations and workshops across the state. Resources posted at HIDA's website, YouTube Channel as well as presentation and workshop topics focus on signs of dyslexia and the instructional approaches, beneficial interventions, community resources, and helpful strategies to successfully maneuver the crossroads between education and social emotional well-being. Widely disseminating this information is important as it is well documented that a person struggling with reading can simultaneously develop insecurities, poor self-esteem and experience added stress and anxiety. HIDA advocates for increased public awareness of dyslexia so that students can be identified earlier as having a learning difference and receive crucial, specialized teaching and other support services and strategies necessary for attaining proficient literacy skills, optimal social and emotional health, and lifelong success.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Parents
People with learning disabilities
Teachers
Students

Lack of knowledge and understanding of dyslexia plus ineffective instruction can lead to student, teacher and parent frustration, as well as stagnation of literacy skills. HIDA's Teacher and Tutor Training Program objective is to provide education, training and support to teachers and tutors who work with students with dyslexia and other struggling readers.

HIDA's program provides:
a) ½-full day workshops with local and national speakers on educational interventions to help struggling readers: topics have included technology innovations in the classroom, writing development, and math strategies (an area of difficulty for many struggling readers)
b) 1-2 hour live webinars: recorded webinars are posted at HIDA's website and YouTube Channel; topics have focused on strategies to help struggling readers with writing, using technology for greater literacy development, and the impact of bilingualism on dyslexia

Population(s) Served
Adults
Teachers

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HIDA-Hawaii Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Board of directors
as of 11/12/2020
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Board chair

Natalie Haggerty