State Dyslexia Laws

Listed below are laws that are currently on the books related to dyslexia. You can click on column heads to re-order the list. as needed.

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StateYear of EnactmentTitle or SubjectCitation
Texas1995SCREENING AND TREATMENT FOR DYSLEXIA AND RELATED DISORDERSTexas Education Code §38.003
Texas2009LICENSED DYSLEXIA PRACTITIONERS AND LICENSED DYSLEXIA THERAPISTSOccupations Code, Ch. 403
Colorado2008Assessment and identification of students with literacy challenges including dyslexiaColorado Revised Statutes 22-2-133
Mississippi1994; amended 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007Pilot programs for testing and educational remediation for dyslexia and related disorders.
Mississippi Code 37-23-15
Washington 2009Individuals with dyslexia — Identification and instruction Revised Code of Washington 28A.300.530
Louisiana2009Universal dyslexia screening and intervention - Pilot ProgramLouisiana Revised Statutes 17:24.11
Louisiana1986; amended 1987, 1989, 1990, 2003, 2005Testing pupils' sight and hearing; testing for dyslexia;Lousiana Rev. Statutes 17:2112
Louisiana2009; amended 2010Decisions of Board of Parole: Exempting individuals with dyslexia from certain conditions premised on educational attainmentLouisiana Rev Statutes 15:574.4.2 (E)
Louisiana1975; numerous amendments through 2010Duties of State Board of Elementary and Secondary EducationRevised Statutes 17:7(11)
Louisiana1992; amended 1997SCREENING AND INTERVENTION FOR SCHOOL SUCCESSRevised Statutes 17:392.1
Massachusetts1983Exempting students with dyslexia from standardized college entrance examsMassachusetts General Laws Ch 15A Sec. 30
New Mexico2010Intervention for students displaying characteristics of dyslexia.NMSA 23-13-32 (Intervention); 22-13-6 (Definition of Dyslexia)
Texas2011Educator Preparation for DyslexiaAmendments to Texas Education Code Section 21.044 and 21.054
Texas2011Retesting Students for DyslexiaAmendment to Texas Education Code 38.003
Texas2011Classroom technology for dyslexiaTexas Education Code Section 38.0031
Texas2011Retesting University students for dyslexiaTexas Education Code Section 51.9701
Texas2011EXAMINATION ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSON WITH DYSLEXIATexas Occupations Code 54.003
Oklahoma2012Pilot Dyslexia Teacher Training ProgramOklahoma Statutes, Title 70, Section 7001, Effective July 1, 2012
Wyoming2012Assessment and Early InterventionW.S. 21-3-110(a)(xxiii) (amended); W.S. 21-3-401(a), (c), (d) (amended and added); Effective July 1, 2012
Ohio2012Pilot Project - Early Intervention and ScreeningRevised Code 3323.01 (amended); Revised Code 3323.25 (added); Effective March 22, 2012
Kentucky2012Early Education Assessment and InterventionKRS CHAPTER 158.305 (Added), KRS 157.200 (Amended)
California1990; amended 2007Teacher Training: "Encourages" universities and schools to provide training in recognizing and teaching for dyslexiaCalifornia Education Code 44227.7 and 56245
California1992; amended 2011Definitions and Eligibility for Special Education ServicesCal. Ed. Code 56245 and 56337
Missouri2012Policy for Reading InterventionMissouri Revised Statutes, Section 167.268
Illinois2014Definition of Dyslexia and Advisory groupIllinois School Code 2-3.160
Tennessee2014Dyslexia Screening and Early Intervention Pilot ProgramP.L. 773, No. 69