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 July 3, 2020

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2020 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or being acted upon in various state legislatures during 2020.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, key word, status, or bill number. 
Table updated November 27, 2020

For a searchable table of US State laws on dyslexia enacted or amended in previous years, see our page, State Dyslexia Laws.

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Washington – 2017-2018 – SB 6162 – Dyslexia Definition & Screening

Washington state outline AN ACT Relating to defining dyslexia as a specific learning disability and requiring early screening for dyslexia.

Defines “dyslexia” as  a specific learning disorder that is neurological in origin and characterized by unexpected difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities not consistent with the person’s intelligence, motivation, and sensory capabilities, which difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language.  

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Washington 2009-2010 SB 6016 – Funds Pilot Projects

Declares that, since 2005, the legislature has provided funding for five pilot projects to implement research-based, multisensory literacy intervention for students with dyslexia. Finds that the students receiving intervention support through the dyslexia pilot projects have made substantial and steady academic gains.

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