Everyone Reading

Rating: 4.95 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Education, Health

Location: 71 W 23RD Ave Suite 1527 New York NY 10010 USA

Mission: Reading is a critical link to success. Everyone Reading advances the lives of children and adults with dyslexia and related learning disabilities by providing the resources they need to learn to become successful readers, writers and spellers.
Results: In this year alone: 75 students received free tutoring this year Over 1000 educators benefited from our professional development Over 2500 calls for information and referrals were answered
Geographic areas served: New York City and surrounding metro area
Programs: Full and Half Day Institutes and Workshops for educators Afterschool and summer tutoring in Wilson Reading System Information and referrals for families and professionals
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 13-2755541
212 691 1930
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have gone to many of their workshops and professional development trainings. They are always well organized, comprehensive and extremely useful. They offer a lot of support to families and children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disorders. I always recommend them to families for services and support.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Everyone Reading (formerly NYB-IDA) since I was in graduate school in the early 1990s. Everyone Reading is a terrific resource for the community--whether you are an educator seeking specialized training to work with dyslexic children, a parent who needs help navigating the evaluations and the school system, or a child with learning disabilities. I've attended the annual conference in NYC year after year, participating in workshops, meeting with other professionals and finding out about new materials to use with my students. Everyone Reading also provides low cost tutoring during the summer--training teachers in research based approaches to teaching reading, while simultaneously giving children with dyslexia intensive instruction. Their workshops for parents are informative and offered as a community service. Everyone Reading is truly a wonderful organization committed to helping children, parents and teachers.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of this organization since the early 1980's when it was the Orton Society. The conferences, publications, and professional development have guided me in my career as a special education teacher. Everyone Reading is devoted to those with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who treat them.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

i am a NYC public school teacher. I found Everyone Reading through PD opportunities with their annual conference. I have been to this conference now for two years and I cannot speak highly enough about it. The workshops offer tangible advice for ways to support the students in my classroom! I have also taken some of their summer/weekend PDs at their site... also super helpful. This organization is a great resource for supporting students with Learning Disabilities, their teachers, and their families~

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

My involvement with the organization dates back to the 1970s when it was known as the Orton Society. I learned about "learning disabilities" when my child was tested at Teachers College, Columbia University. My child could learn but needed a different way of teaching that is multisensory, structured and repetitive. As a result of my experience with my daughter, I went back to school and received a Masters in Special Education. Many giving, sharing, loving people in the field helped me with my daughter and I was most grateful. That's when I decided I wanted to help others.

I have and continue to attend the professional meetings and conferences which have been invaluable in making me a more effective teacher and currently a tutor (I am retired at this time).

The nonprofit organization, Everyone Reading, does phenomenal work on behalf of children and adults who have difficulty reading due to their inability to learn how to read in traditional methods used in schools. In addition to the workshops and conferences, the data base helps clients find tutors, like myself. Parents are grateful in finding me by calling the association whether it is to find a tutor or a workshop or conference days for parents and professionals.

Everyone Reading is an invaluable source for many bright, talented students who need that other way of learning to read.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my personal family life and professional teaching career.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase their budget to make workshops and conferences available to everyone, especially the low-income districts. Another change I would make is to teach administrators how children learn to read. By administrators understanding how children learn to read, decisions would be made to use multisensory techniques in classrooms.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a public school special education teacher at an elementary school in NYC. I teach many students who have learning disabilities, specifically dyslexia. Everyone Reading has provided some of the most valuable Professional Development experiences that I have ever had. In addition, each year I attend their Dyslexia Conference, which has provided me with new programs and strategies that have helped me improve my student's performance. I often provide parents with materials I obtain from the Everyone Reading website to help them understand Dyslexia. In addition, I refer parents to their workshops, which are extremely informative and go above and beyond what the public school system offers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my teaching practice.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money so they could provide low cost tutoring and advocacy to students in public schools who do not have the means to afford it.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

A most caring organization. Everyone Reading listens to parents, their children, and all the professionals who come into contact with them. I have noticed over the years how referrals to the appropriate professionals have been made with every concern for the individual. I have come to expect their professionalism, and they have never failed me.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The help I received early on and the assistance I continue to receive as a certified reading therapist.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

My hope is that this organization will be more successful financially as it introduces innovative ways in all areas related to the most important learning process: Reading. There should be use of the Everyone Reading program in the New York City Public School (and Charter School) System. An Orton-Gillingham program helps the dyslexic student, the educationally challenged student, and every other (regular) child in the room, as well.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked this Everyone Reading (previosly known as NYbIda) , attending their annual conference held in New York City for the past 10 years. I've also taken several staff development workshops offered by their organization. I continue to be impressed with the high professional caliber of their conference presenters and workshop leaders. Everyone Reading offers a valuable resource for parents children, and adults with learning differences, as well as to professionals who serve this population.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

annual conference attendee and workshop participant.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

N.A.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a reading teacher since 1995 and have had many tutoring experiences with children from grades K through 6. The most challenging cases involved children with learning disabilities, in particular this one child, Joe, whom I could not accelerate as fast as I would have liked. I began going to workshops and seminars at the Everyone Reading organization, attending many sessions related to multi-sensory techniques. I discovered the Wilson reading program and began using it with little Joe. It was miraculous! He became a fluent reader after a year of hard work. It has changed my life and the ones of the children I tutor. I will continue to attend all relevant workshops in my field.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the success in reading that the children have experienced with whom I've tutored.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

bring it into the new york city schools.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

My teaching ability has been greatly enhanced by this organization. They provide hands-on tools for teachers, along with the latest in scientific research. Everyone Reading also runs a valuable referral service. The staff is dedicated, and the teachers who attend meetings are vibrant and committed to excellence in education. Great group!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...by attending workshops as well as presenting them. I've had the honor to receive the Margot Marek Award from this organization, too.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...find ways to increase its funding so that more children can benefit from both the workshops designed for teachers as well as the instruction provided to kids.

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