How to Use this Site

How to learn more about bills:

  • To learn more about a bill, from the home page, click on the bill’s title.  This will take you to the main page for that bill.
    • At the top of every page you will see useful notes and status, such as bill status, history, and links to more information
    • That is followed by a more detailed decription of the bill
    • At the bottom, in small text, you will find information about which categories or tags have been assigned to the bill, and useful links, such as RSS feed.
    • If you have thoughts, questions, or concerns — please post a comment.

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6 Responses to “How to Use this Site”

  1. Kathy Jensen Says:

    I am a teacher in a free after-school reading center founded to teach students with dyslexia.. We have been trying unsuccessfully for many years to affect reading instruction in the public schools. We have finally realized that we in NY desperately need a dyslexia law.
    Can someone guide us on where to begin?

  2. DDAI Says:

    Kathy,
    Here’s an article by a homeschooling mom describing how she was successful in getting a new law passed in Wyoming. The process started with a simple conversation with her state Senator. She helped him understand the problem, and he later introduced a bill that has now been signed into law:
    http://www.dyslexia.com/library/dyslexia-law.htm

  3. Phyllis Orlowski Says:

    My son had not learned to read going into 7th grade. (Actually 8th because he was held back in 1st grade.) We tried intervention every year prior to that, including working one on one with teachers for up to 3 1/2 hours per day. At great expense, I place my son in the Gow School and he learned to read and write. I sued the school system and lost. In all, educational and legal fees cost my family over $160,000….just to teach my son to read.

  4. Melanie Balch Says:

    I would like more information and even a copy of what the state of Kentucky of just recently past as law for our children with dyslexia. I would like more information on this law and what it states. I am in the process of working with my child’s public school with her condition and want to make sure that they are up to par on what they are required to have in place for her. If anyone could let me know I would really appreciate the information. thanks

  5. DDAI Says:

    Melanie — if you simply enter “Kentucky” in the search box at the top of the page, it will pull up all results for Kentucky. You can then click on the link for the most recent bill – HB 69 — and there are links on that page for the full text of the bill. I think you will find that this site is very easy to use and find what you want.
    –Abigail

  6. Heidi Kroner Says:

    Kathy – There is a movement called Decoding Dyslexia, and here is the contact information. ..deborah@decodingdyslexianj.org

    They are working state by state to get people to help create grass roots support organizations and to pass legislation for dyslexia. I am starting to work on the one for Iowa. They will get you in contact with the people in your state who are interested in this project as well.
    Email…

    deborah@decodingdyslexianj.org

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