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WELCOME! Supporting Struggling Readers for Over 40 Years

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Michigan Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, a 501(c3), nonprofit organization that supports individuals with dyslexia or other language-based learning disorders, as well as their families and educators. One of 42 IDA branches worldwide, we have been in existence since 1976.

Until everyone can read,

Heidi Turchan, M.Ed.


International Dyslexia Association

Michigan Branch

Donate to MI-READ!

Our 777 Mobile Giving Campaign
How does text-to-give work?
  • Text READ-MI to 20222 to donate $10 to MI Branch of IDA because we want to continue educating and advocating for struggling readers. Funds donated through this channel will go to support tutoring and teacher education programs.
Our goal is to collect $3,000 that will directly impact teacher education and tutoring services.
  • No standard text messaging fees are incurred by mobile users to initiate and complete a text message donation.
  • No portion of any amount donated is held by participating wireless providers. Donations are passed through at 100% back to the beneficiary charity.
  • All mobile users can obtain a tax receipt for their donations made via text message by visiting:
  • Mobile users can donate up to $25-$100 per 30 consecutive days depending on carrier.

Your donation will be used to further our mission of

education and advocacy.

We thank you so much for your support!


These are challenging times. But we cannot allow more children to fall behind their peers. Our struggling readers need us now more than ever. We need you to stand with us!

The IDA community understands all too well the burden this crisis has placed on families and teachers with its disruption of income, quarantine, and other challenges. That’s why we have established a national relief fund to help those hit the hardest by providing the following:

  • Computers, laptops, or tablets (for remote learning) for those who can’t afford them,
  • Educational software and other required learning tools,
  • Tutorial stipends for students who need one-on-one learning assistance, and
  • Family advocate stipends for those in need of special education advocacy services.

Now is the time to unite and serve the many families feeling hopeless.

Donate to the IDA COVID-19 Relief Fund for Families and Teachers

Apply for support from the IDA COVID-19 Relief Fund for Families and Teachers


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