GREAT Supreme Court Decision – Schools Must Provide More Support for Students with Disabilities

A GREAT Supreme Court Unanimous (8-0) was handed down today that states that public schools must provide more than ‘de minimus’ or the bare minimum to benefit students with disabilities.

The fact that some school systems (in this case, Douglas County) were fighting the case all the way to the Supreme Court tells you that […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Categories: 504, Accommodations, dyslexia, Dyslexia Laws, Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on GREAT Supreme Court Decision – Schools Must Provide More Support for Students with Disabilities

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New Education Secretary Answers Dyslexia Questions in Congress

Newly minted Department of Education Secretary John King answered questions about Dyslexia with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) at Capitol Hill. King states that states and school districts must ensure at the IEP level that the educational needs of dyslexic students are being specifically met. He mentions Orton-Gillingham and Wilson method specifically by name.

Hopefully this is […]

By |April 27th, 2016|Categories: Dyslexia Laws, Education, IEP, Parents, Reading, School|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New Education Secretary Answers Dyslexia Questions in Congress

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Ignite the Change – Dyslexia – Call to Action

 It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires in the minds of men. — Samuel Adams

The last few months have seen tremendous progress in Dyslexia-Specific Legislation, but of course we need much more. We are grateful to Earl Oremus for his impassioned support of Dyslexic Advantage’s […]

California Has a New Dyslexia Law !

Huge Congratulations to California and Governor Jerry Brown for signing A.B. 1369 into law  October 8.

The law requires California Superintendent to develop program guidelines for students with dyslexia to improve dyslexia identification, strategies for remediation, and educational services for students. Educational services are defined as being evidence-based, multi sensory, direct, explicit, structured, and sequential. […]

By |October 10th, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, Parents|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on California Has a New Dyslexia Law !

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Dyslexia in America

Thanks to Matthew Badger and our friends at Lily, Sarah, Grace for this new video entitled American Dyslexia.

“Then the case manager goes, ‘That’s a medical issue. And then you’re sitting there as a parent…I’m in a Bugs Bunny cartoon…”
For more, please read The Problem with Schools Not Identifying Dyslexia.

It’s important that the greater dyslexia community […]

Secretary of Education “I Don’t Think We Have a Specific Program for Dyslexia”

“Why the Heck Don’t You Have a Specific Program for Dyslexia?” – Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA, Bipartisan Dyslexia Caucus).

It should come as no surprise that it was a parent to ask the piecing question of why more isn’t being done for students with dyslexia. Senator Bill Cassidy is the parent of a child with dyslexia […]

By |April 18th, 2015|Categories: Advocacy|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Secretary of Education “I Don’t Think We Have a Specific Program for Dyslexia”

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Dyslexia and the “Privilege” of an Appropriate Education

Many of us were deeply disappointed this week when the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted down the amendments proposed by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. These amendments would have provided much needed federal support for the appropriate education of dyslexic students.

This loss was made […]

Senate Rejects Dyslexia Amendment from ESEA No Child Left Behind

In a very close vote (12-10), the Senate defeated Senator Bill Cassidy’s submission of an Amendment to the ESEA / No Child Left Behind Act that would have allowed (not even mandated) federal funds to be used for better education of students with dyslexia in public schools. You can contact and share your comments […]