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PwD Reservation increases to 5 percent from 3 percent as New PwD Act 2016 comes into force
1. 5% seats now for PwD: The PwD Act 2016 obliges all government educational institutions reserve atleast 5% seats for the disabled candidates.   Sec 32(1) on Page 12: http://disabilityaffairs.gov.in ........
19 April 2017
 
MDA - NOW AT NARIMAN POINT
The MAHARASHTRA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION  is pleased to announce the availability of Testing and Remedial services at Nariman Point from 1st July onwards. This will be offered at the IKA Children's Centre , Arcadia Building, 5th Floor opp NCPA gate no 4, Next to Earnest House .Nariman Point .Finally we shall be able to cater to the multitude of ........
29 June 2017
 
Provisions at the University Level MARCH 2017
MUMBAI: Acid attack survivors, cancer patients, students with shunted growth (dwarfism),  ........
04 March 2017
 
People with dyslexia have other brain differences too, study finds
 People with the reading disability dyslexia may have brain differences that are surprisingly wide-ranging, a new study suggests. Using specialized  ........
22 December 2017
 
MDA launches its first newsletter
MDA is pleased to announce the launch of  its first e newsletter which will be a quarterly update on news at MDA and in general the latest happenings in the field. If you would like to receive quarterly updates about our work and about the sector, click here to subscri ........
01 September 2016
 
Differently abled not defective Is legislation the only answer to recognise their needs
http://www.firstpost.com/living/differently-abled-not-defective-is-legislation-the-only-answer-to-recognise-their-needs-2978060.html   ........
27 August 2016
 
Dyslexia has nothing to do with Intelligence
http://www.freepressjournal.in/Featured-Blog/dyslexia-has-nothing-to-do-with-intelligence/900190   Kate Currawalla: Dyslexia hasnothing to do with intelligence.And yet the most obvious ma ........
02 August 2016
 
VACANCY FOR COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE AT MDA
Maharashtra Dyslexia Association is currently looking for a Communications Associate to lead the branding and communication activities. This role will require a minimum of two years of experience in communication along with the ability to take charge of tasks and execute them in a high quality manner. To learn more about this challenging yet exc ........
14 July 2016
 
Dancing Letters wins at Cannes a Silver and a Bronze
check out the video for Dyslexia Awareness created by McCann Worldgroup Advertising http://www.euronews.com/2016/06/30/the-dancing-letters-maharashtra-dyslexia-association/ ........
08 July 2016
 
Latest Circular from CBSE feb 18th 2016
Please visit our EXAM PROVISIONS section to download the latest circular from CBSE regarding provisions for students of 10th and 12th board . ........
09 March 2016
 
READ 2016 - Photos
Please visit our Gallery on MDA's website to see the Album on READ 2016 photos. ........
02 March 2016
 
ORIENTATION FOR DYSLEXIA THERAPIST TRAINING PROGRAM
There will be an orientation program for candidates who are interested to join the 2 years part time Dyslexia Therapist Traiining Program - 10TH Batch starting from June 2016. It will be held on 5th March at the Dadar center 3pm sharp . Please call on 25565754 to register or email at mda@dyslexiaindia.com ........
02 March 2016
 
CBSE tightens rule on disability certificate
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will now accept disability certificates issued to 'special' students only if a private doctor is registered with the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). A medical certificate issued to such students by a non-government organisation will be considered valid for granting ........
23 February 2016
 
Maharashtra Education Board releases GR for Adult Writers
Maharashtra Education Board has released a new GR dated 15th Feb 2016 regarding the eligiibility criteria for having an adult writer and the rules and regulations for appointing the same . The GR can be downloaded from our EXXAM PROVISIONS - Maharashtra Board page.  ........
15 February 2016
 
Announcing 10th Batch of Dyslexia Therapist Training Program
Dyslexia Therapist Training Programme 10th   Batch commences 13th  June 2016 !!  MAHARASHTRA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION In association with  ........
11 February 2016
 
VACANCIES AT MDA
Maharashtra Dyslexia Association (MDA) seeks applications from Special Educators and Remedial Teachers for their School Projects. Those with B.Ed. Sp.Ed. in Learning Disability can apply for the Post of Special Educator and those with Certificate or Diploma in Sp. Ed. or Remedial Education can apply for the Post of Remedial Teacher.  ........
18 December 2015
 
VACANCIES AT MDA
Maharashtra Dyslexia Association (MDA) seeks applications from Special Educators and Remedial Teachers for their School Projects. Those with B.Ed. Sp.Ed. in Learning Disability can apply for the Post of Special Educator and those with Certificate or Diploma in Sp. Ed. or Remedial Education can apply for the Post of Remedial Teacher.  ........
18 December 2015
 
Release of Dyslexia Assessment for Languages of India DALI
A proud moment for the Maharashtra Dyslexia Association and a memorable Milestone ! The Hon’ble Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan released DALI (Dyslexia Assessment for Languages of India on 15th October 2015 at 4:00 pm at Anusandhan Bhawan, New Delhi. Dyslexia is categoriz ........
15 October 2015
 
Obituary - Mrs Vinita Pandit RIP
Dear All,   It is with profound regret that I have to inform you that our Founder Member Mrs. Vinita Pandit passed away of a heart attack on 28th September , 2015    Mrs Pandit’s belief in child-centred education in general and the potential of students struggling with Dyslexia and other learn ........
28 October 2015
 
REGISTRATIONS CLOSED
REGISTRATIONS CLOSED for Effective Reading Instruction in Mainstream and Special Education Classrooms for the 10th, 11th, 24th and 25th Oct 2015 workshops . In case you would like to be updated on forthcoming workshops please email to mda@dyslexiaindia.com . thanks Divya Balgi ........
13 August 2015
 
WORKSHOP IN APRIL 2015 ON EFFECTIVE READING AND COMPREHENSION
Due to overwhelming response we are repeating our February workshops in April !   MAHARASHTRA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION Presents workshops on    ........
10 March 2015
 
A Day with the Experts
MAHARASHTRA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION is pleased to announce   A DAY WITH THE EXPERTS Dr Steve Chinn, Dr Tilly Mortimore & Malcolm Litten on Dyslexia, Language ........
07 February 2015
 
MDA ANNOUNCES ITS 9TH BATCH OF DYSLEXIA THERAPIST TRAINING PROGRAMME
Dyslexia Therapist Training Programme 9th  Batch commences 15th June 2015 !!   MAHARASHTRA DYSLEX ........
20 January 2015
 
ONLINE DONATIONS TO MDA for SCMM 2015
Being the philanthrop ........
26 December 2014
 
Workshop on Effective Reading Instruction in Mainstream and Special Education Classrooms
A Short Course in Teaching Reading & Comprehension with Phonics – for mainstream teachers, special educators, parents…on 7th ,8th February 2015  and 21st,22nd February  2015 ....for more details please see our EVENTS section.  ........
26 December 2014
 
MAHARASHTRA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment for Young Children I E Basic Level1 A Five-Day Intensive Workshop by Prof Louis H Falik Certified Trainer ICELP
THE FEUERSTEIN INSTRUMENTAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM [FIE] is based on the work of internationally renowned Israeli Psychologist Prof. Reuven Feuerstein, whose work with children affected by the Holocaust resulted in the setting up of the International Centre for the Enhancement of the Learning Potential. IE is an intervention program ........
01 September 2014
 
MDA REGISTERED WITH UNITED WAY OF MUMBAI FOR THE SCMM MUMBAI MARATHON 2016
The Maharashtra Dyslexia Association (MDA) is a non-profit organization founded by parents  in response to a widely felt need to advocate for the rights of these students with Specific Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia).  MDA is committed to ensuring that these students receive an appropriate education within the mainstream, and ar ........
26 August 2016
 
READ 2014 October 9th to 11th 2014 Block your dates
FOSTERING COMPREHENSION & WRITING SKILLS IN THE MAINSTREAM CLASSROOM  A THREE-DAY INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP by DR. R. MALATESHA JOSHI, DR. SU ........
01 August 2014
 
Pratham Books Champions Maharashtra Dyslexia Association
http://champions.prathambooks.org/2013/10/pratham-books-champions-maharashtra.html  ........
09 October 2013
 
MDA Diagnostic Services Soon in Goa
Ms Lucy Martins, Counselling Psychologist and Special Educator, will be conducting assessments, on behalf of MDA, for Specific Learning Disability from June 2014 in Chandor, Goa. For details contact 25565754 or write to mda@dyslexiaindia.com. ........
29 April 2014
 
SUMMER CAMP AT MDA
  “The Journey” continues at Summer Camp…..   Maharashtra Dyslexia Association announces its Summer Workshop for children 8 years to 12 years of age from 5th to 16th May 2014.   This year too we have li ........
16 April 2014
 
MDA LAUNCHES SURAT OPERATIONS
MAHARASHTRA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES DIAGNOSTIC AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE SERVICES  IN SURAT, GUJARAT   The Maharashtra Dyslexia Association has been ........
02 April 2014
 
AWARENESS EVENT ON BOOKSHARE a reading resource for the visually Impaired and LD
MDA & the Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC) invite Special Educators and other concerned stakeholders to an awareness event on "Bookshare", a reading resource available for those with visual impairments and learning disabilities.   Bookshare is an online librar ........
10 February 2014
 
VACANCY FOR THE POST OF RESEARCH ASSISTANT
MDA invites applications for the Post of Research Assistant for ongoing research on Standardisation of Screening Tool and Bilingual Assessment Battery for Specific Learning Disability. Eligibility: M.A. Clinical Psychology Kindly send your application along with your resume to  ........
04 February 2014
 
APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR THE DYSLEXIA THERAPIST TRAINING PROGRAMME
Maharashtra Dyslexia Association and Multisensory Language Training Institute – New Mexico invite applications for the 8th Batch of the Dyslexia Therapist Training Programme to commence on 16 June 2014. Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology or related fields. Mast ........
04 February 2014
 
BRAIN GYM AND BEYOND BASIC
BASIC BRAIN GYM & BEYOND workshop starts on 26th February 2014. to March 2nd 2014.   REGISTRATIONS OPEN .   Last date 10th February 2014 or till seats full.   contact mda@dyslexiaindia.com or 25565754 for more details ........
04 February 2014
 
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SCMM SUPPORTERS AND CHAMPION FUND RAISERS
MDA this year too registered and participated  in the SCMM 2014 charity section , handled by the UNITED WAY OF MUMBAI . This year we had the privelege of few very keenly dedicated individuals who ran for us and plegded to raise funds for our cause alongwith spreading the awareness .   Thier dedication to our cause and t ........
20 January 2014
 
DYSLEXIA THERAPISTS' Felicitation programme in Mumbai
MDA had its first felicitation ceremony of the graduates of the Dyslexia Therapist Training Programme conducted by MDA on 24 October 2013. The Dyslexia Therapist Training Programme was pioneered by MDA in India in 2008 in conjunction with the Multisensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico, USA.   The two year, hands-on  ........
31 October 2013
 
MDA's New Website Launch
The new website of The Maharashtra Dyslexia Association went online on 24th of October 2013. The launch of the new website, which offers quick and easy access to essential information on MDA and the international dyslexia community, is part of the Association’s ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of i ........
24 October 2013