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Registration opens November 1, 2020

Welcome to the Southwest Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA),

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 and numerous international affiliations 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. 

The Southwest Branch hosts an annual conference every February and a student/parent event every October.  Due to Covid, the student/parent event for 2020 has been postponed.

Upon request, SWIDA can also provide regional workshops, such as the popular “Experience Dyslexia” simulations that increase public awareness of dyslexia. 

Claudia Gutierrez
President, 2019-2020
International Dyslexia Association-Southwest Branch

P.S. NMPED has released the New Mexico Dyslexia Handbook! Read and Share!  Also, New Mexico Educators can sign up for the free NMPED Structured Literacy Dyslexia 101 Kickoff course powered through Mr. Owl.

Join IDA for 

Reading, Literacy & Learning

Virtual conference

November 13th and 14th, 2020

with tracks for practitioners and family members

IDA’s annual conference is offering special discounted registration rates for family members that gives access to conference sessions in the Advocacy/Community/Family Track and some other opportunities.  Click here for more information and registration.


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