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The Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA) was formed to increase public awareness of dyslexia in Massachusetts, to encourage teacher training in effective methods for individuals with dyslexia, and to support research in dyslexia. Western Massachusetts is a region within our branch.

Since 1971 we have served individuals with dyslexia, their families and professionals in the field in Massachusetts. Many of our 500 members are actively involved in the study and treatment of dyslexia. Our members are educators, psychologists, physicians, speech/language therapists, individuals with dyslexia and parents. Please join us!

To meet our objectives, we sponsor both professional development seminars throughout the year and a full day conference in the spring. These programs are designed to provide educators, speech/language therapists, parents and other interested individuals with the latest information regarding dyslexia and related topics. MABIDA also runs parent round tables throughout the year for parents and individuals with dyslexia. We also offer scholarships to help teachers obtain training in multisensory structured language education (MSLE) for teaching students with dyslexia.

Information about resources in Massachusetts, including testing, tutoring and scheduled events, can be obtained by calling MABIDA at 617-650-0011 or by sending an email to 

The Massachusetts Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA) is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization for the multidisciplinary study and treatment of individuals with dyslexia and related disorders. Our mission is to support and encourage study and research into the nature of dyslexia and related disorders as well as all aspects of the acquisition and mastery of written language, including, but not limited to, reading, spelling and writing. We also promote the appropriate and early diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia and related disorders. Further, MABIDA promotes, encourages and supports the preparation and continued education of professionals and other personnel to ameliorate the impact of dyslexia and related disorders and to promote optimal methods of reading instruction for all children. MABIDA also promotes public awareness and understanding of dyslexia and related disorders, as well as, knowledge of factors important to learning to read and write, through responsible dissemination of research-based knowledge.

Bylaws of the Massachusetts Branch of The International Dyslexia Association

The Massachusetts Branch's objectives are:

  • to educate the public about dyslexia
  • to encourage teacher training in effective teaching methods for individuals with dyslexia
  • to support research about dyslexia


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