Why Membership is Important

DAI is a membership-based organisation. Membership is open to any person who wishes to support our work, and DAI relies on the support of our members to enable our ongoing activities. Our membership typically includes people with dyslexia, families, parents, teachers and other professionals with an interest in dyslexia.

Current DAI members can avail of reduced rates for many DAI services, including courses and assessments. Some services are only available to members, such as attendance at DAI workshops or access to our lists of tutors – both of which are available only to DAI members. Members are entitled to attend and vote at Annual General Meetings, and to serve on the Board or sub-committees.

As a charity where less than a third of our services are covered by government grants, we also rely on membership fees to help support our work. Your annual membership fee ensures that there will be someone to respond to your information request, to come and give a talk in your local school or library, and to support our advocacy work campaigning for positive changes to benefit people with dyslexia. By being a member of DAI you are part of a strong nationwide organisation currently representing over 2,500 families. Ultimately, your membership fee helps to ensure that the association will continue be there when you, and others, need it. There is real strength in numbers!

Annual Fee

The annual fee is currently €40 euro for individual or family membership (only one membership is needed per family). A reduced rate membership of €20 is also available for people who are on social welfare/low income.

The annual fee is currently €60 for tutor members (qualified teachers who wish to be included on our tutor lists, in line with our DAI Tutor List Policy).

The annual fee is currently €60 for professional members (interested professionals such as teachers, psychologists, and speech and language therapists); any individual can become a professional member of DAI. Please note that being a professional member of DAI in no way provides an endorsement from DAI of that individual and their qualifications.

Members receive a confirmation with their new membership number, and if they opt to give us their email address, will also receive regular eNewsletters, and other relevant updates on dyslexia.

A renewal reminder is issued when a membership is due for renewal.

If you would prefer to renew directly you can download a membership form below and send it to us with the relevant fee, or pay over the phone:

Please make sure to add our email to your contacts/safe email list to ensure our communications reach you (and don’t end up in a spam/junk folder).