Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA)

Mailing Address: 3915 Carlisle Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 255-8234
NTEE Code: B- Education
Mission Statement:

To expand the availability of appropriate services for dyslexic individuals.

Primary Programs:

- Host an Educational Conference on Dyslexia and related topics

- Provide Scholarships to Post Secondary Students and Teachers

- Publish a quarterly newsletter by e-mail (and mail if requested)

- Provide Regional programs to educate others about Dyslexia

Over the two decades that followed its first unofficial meeting in 1984, the branch has expanded its membership and its outreach. Today the Southwest Branch of The International Dyslexia Association serves New Mexico and West Texas, and has almost 300 members. Close to 1000 people attend our two-day conferences. We are able to provide at least two multisensory workshops each year for teachers and parents of dyslexic students. And our newsletter, now called NEWSwida, has grown from a one-page mimeographed sheet to a 20+ page magazine. The latest editions are also available by e-mail as e-NEWSwida.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $25,000 - $99,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Carilyn Alarid

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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