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- 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.
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I am a graduate student that is researching the prevalence of dyslexia. Are there any websites available that delineate students with dyslexia apart from or co-occurring with other Specific Learning Disabilities in each state, providing counts? Any guidance you can give would be appreciated!
Sorry – this site is focused only on tracking and following legislation among the states pertaining to dyslexia or related educational concerns. It seems like you are looking for statistical data from each state. Some of the states have enacted laws requiring such data collection – in fact there is a new law in California that just passed, but is awaiting the Governor’s signature (AB 1868). But we don’t know of any centralized resource with this information.
Kathy – There is a movement called Decoding Dyslexia, and here is the contact information. [email protected]
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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?