State Dyslexia Laws

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

If you know of a specific statute that should be added to the list, please leave a comment below.

You will also find reports and publications issued by various states here:  Resource Links: State Educational Resources.

Table updated September 4, 2022

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State Educational Resources

Arkansas 2021 HB1497 Support Dogs for Witnesses

Outline of Arkansas


Expanding The Permitted Use Of A Certified Facility Dog For Vulnerable Witnesses: Allows use of a specially trained support dog to provide companionship for courtroom witnesses with enumerated disabilities, including dyslexia.

2021 New Laws Enacted

This table lists new laws related to dyslexia that were enacted in 2021.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, keyword, status, or bill number. 


Table updated November 8, 2021

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2021 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or being acted upon in various state legislatures during 2021.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, keyword, status, or bill number. 

Table updated November 20, 2021

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Arkansas-2019-SB664/677-Youth & Prisoners

Outline of Arkansas

These two bills require that youths committed to the division of Youth Services and adult prison inmates receive reading assessments and dyslexia screenings; to be provided with reading and dyslexia services; and to require that Youth Services and state Corrections teachers know best practices of scientific reading instruction.

Arkansas – 2019 – SB 153 – Science-Based Reading Programs

An act concerning school-level improvement plans and the right to read act; to require that a public school include in its annual school-level improvement plan a literacy plan; to require that the curriculum, professional development, and graduate studies recommendations for a public school district and open-enrollment public charter school be in accordance with the science of reading; to require that the department of education create an approved list of curriculum programs that are supported by the science of reading; and for other purposes.