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LEARNING RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (dba Irlen Syndrome Foundation)

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • People with Disabilities
  • Veterans & Military Families


5380 E VILLAGE RDLONG BEACH, CA 90808 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

At the Irlen Syndrome Foundation, we aim to raise awareness of Irlen Syndrome to increase proper identification and alleviate difficulties associated with the syndrome. Specifically, our mission is to: 1. Promote solutions for and care of individuals with the condition known as Irlen Syndrome 2. Facilitate awareness of and education about Irlen Syndrome 3. Support research and technological advancement in the areas of causes, impacts, and solutions for this condition around the world 4. Provide financial support to those in need in order that they may receive mitigation for Irlen Syndrome


The Irlen Syndrome Foundation was originally founded in 1996 under the name, Learning Research Association. In 2014, the organization began referring to itself as the Irlen Syndrome Foundation to better reflect its primary goal of actively raising awareness of this disorder. ISF has a long history of providing financial assistance to low income individuals seeking support for Irlen screening and diagnostic services. The Southern California based organization supports research, outreach, and educational efforts around the world. Some examples of our recent programs and projects include:

Research At Cornell University: ISF awarded Cornell University neuroscientist, Dr. Adam Anderson, and his team of researchers at the Cognition and Affect Lab an ISF Research Grant to support their current brain imaging research investigating causes and treatment of Irlen Syndrome.

Individual Scholarship Awards: ISF awarded aid scholarships to 15 individuals in 2016. These scholarships provided diagnostic testing and Irlen Spectral Filters for individuals who would otherwise not be able to afford Irlen services.

Irlen Pilot Schools: ISF awarded an Irlen Pilot School Program Grant to the Mastery Charter School Pickett Campus in Philadelphia, PA. Master Charter will implement screening for Irlen Syndrome and provide colored overlays to students who require intervention.


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