Hopefully this will be the impetus for eventually enacting national dyslexia legislation.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Bill Cassidy, M.D., the Co-Chair of the House Dyslexia Caucus, submitted a resolution calling for the House to acknowledge the impact of dyslexia and urge schools and educational agencies to address its impact on students. Dr. Cassidy released the following statement:
“Dyslexia affects millions of Americans, including many students. We know that many with dyslexia are among our brightest and most successful. If dyslexia is identified in elementary school and the appropriate resources are given to these children, America can produce more teachers, more scientists and more entrepreneurs. This resolution pushes schools and educational agencies to address this challenge and provide evidence-based solutions for dyslexic students.”
Please click House-Dyslexia-Resolution to read the pdf version of the resolution.
Please contact your U.S. State Representative and ask him/her to support the Dyslexia Resolution that Congressman Cassidy introduced in the House today and to join the Bipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus.
Example of a letter you can use to send to your Rep: http://dyslexia.yale.edu/CassidyHResJan2014_what2write.html