The ALTA Foundation is a philanthropic affiliate of the Academic Language Therapy Association. It is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization established in 1998 to provide financial support to ALTA in an effort to educate professional Academic Language Therapists in the most current research-based information, strategies and techniques in both therapeutic and classroom settings. The Foundation operates as a separate charitable entity. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible and may be given to the general fund or designated for a special use. It is governed by its own board of directors. Please consider a gift to the general fund or designate a gift to one of the following:
The ALTA Foundation has established a scholarship in memory of Aylett Royall Cox, recipient of the prestigious Samuel T. Orton Award presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Orton Dyslexia Society in 1977. The scholarship will continue to pay tribute to her extraordinary work. The ALTA Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to recognize someone of significant importance to our field. This scholarship has been made possible due to the generous donations received in her memory.
Each year the ALTA Foundation will select five different centers to submit three names from their teaching and three names from their therapy classes for this scholarship. A committee will be selected to determine scholarship winners for both teaching level and therapy level. An email will be sent each year to five centers until ALTA has gone through all of the centers.
Both scholarship winners are recognized at the ALTA Conference and conference fees will be waived for both days. The recipients can use the scholarship at their discretion.
The ALTA Foundation supports programs that enhance the self-esteem of students with dyslexia. In keeping with that philosophy, the Foundation has established the I Believe in Myself Scholarship. The I Believe in Myself scholarship is available to current students ages 9 through 17 of ALTA members in good standing. Applicants will submit a short essay explaining why art is important in their life. Submissions are due February 1. The winner will be announced at the Annual ALTA Conference and receive a $250 scholarship toward art lessons of their choice underwritten by ALTA member, Ms. Joan Hogge.
The ALTA Foundation has made financial contributions to the ALTA annual spring conference, the Alliance national registration exam (administered by ALTA) and community projects. The most recent community project in which the Foundation has participated is with the Dallas Children's Theater.
Your contribution to the ALTA Foundation may: