European Dyslexia Association

Objectives and Mission: 

Legally registered in Belgium, the European Dyslexia Association is a non-profit organization and its objectives are: to promote and develop special support for children, adolescents and adults and to assist educational, social, vocational and cultural integration; to promote all action with the cooperation of parents, teachers and other professionals and experts from a pluralist and multi-purpose point of view, for persons with specific learning disabilities among which are difficulties in the domain of reading, spelling, writing and calculating; to publish news and to exchange publications between member associations; to promote any research in aetiology, prevention, diagnosis and therapies to be applied; to analyse and to carry out a comparative study of services provided by European countries and systems governing the schooling of children with specific learning disabilities in those countries; to cooperate on a worldwide scale with other organizations with the same objectives; to organize seminars, conferences and conventions; to publish information brochures and to collect funding.

General description: 

Third All-European Dyslexia Conference, 22th to 24th of April 2010, in Bruges, Belgium.
EDA was founded to share information on dyslexia and how it is remediated in different countries within Europe. To this objective, it organizes various conferences and meetings on the theme related to dyslexia such as Multilingualism and Dyslexia (2005) in Cyprus and Second All-European Dyslexia Conference (2007) in Luxembourg. The EDA is a full member of the European Disability Forum (EDF) in Brussels, Belgium.

Country Presence: 
Australia
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Field of Interest: 
Adult Education, Children, Education, Persons with Disabilities