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Welcome to the Southwest Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA). We have just held our annual February  conference that had a record registration level. Our speakers informed and inspired all of us to continue to work toward improving the reading skills of all students, but especially those with dyslexia.  (We’re now waiting for the results of our conference survey to start planning for 2019.) 

We especially want to thank Albuquerque Mayor Timothy Keller for sharing his own story of dyslexia during the conference breakfast.   

If you missed this recent conference, we hope you can get to know us by attending our 2019 conference or one of the  regional events we will be hosting during the coming year.  

Now who are we?  In brief, SWIDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy in New Mexico and the El Paso area.

Founded in 1987, the Southwest Branch joins over 42 national branches of IDA in striving 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 . . . in a way that creates hope, possibility, and partnership. In addition, the Southwest Branch provides regional workshops,  “Experience Dyslexia” simulations to train teachers and increase public awareness of dyslexia, and student events. 

Claudia Gutierrez
President, 2018
International Dyslexia Association – Southwest Branch

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