Decoding Dyslexia - MO Action Alert! 06/22/15 Legislative Action Alert Link
Recent News - Mississippi lawmaker pushes for dyslexia awareness
"Dyslexia impacts Americans from all walks of life, including Members of Congress, our families, and thousands of our constituents. The Congressional Dyslexia Caucus was formed so that we can work across party lines to educate members of the public about dyslexia, as well as to identify policies that will support individuals as they overcome dyslexia and pursue educational and career opportunities.
Dyslexia robs individuals of their ability to read quickly and automatically and to retrieve spoken words easily but it does not dampen their creativity and ingenuity – skills important for America to prosper. A recent GAO report (GAO-12-40) found that many students with learning and other disabilities, including dyslexia, are not receiving accommodations, such as extended testing time, required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when they take high stakes examinations such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, or US Medical Licensing Examinations and others. This is unacceptable, and by working together we can make sure that those with learning abilities are receiving their proper and legal accommodations."
Kevin Yoder - 3rd District Kansas is a Member of the Dyslexia Caucus
Senator Bill Cassidy fights hard to change the laws to ensure dyslexia is recognized in schools and that teachers receive appropriate training
The Amendment was voted down 12-11
April 21, 2015 Dr. Bill Cassidy Questions Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Why Dyslexic Children Aren't Getting What They Need.