National READ (Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia) Act of 2016
Public Law 114–124
February 18, 2016
To require the President’s annual budget request to Congress each year to include a line item for the Research in Disabilities Education program of the National Science Foundation and to require the National Science Foundation to conduct research on dyslexia.
The Cassidy-Mikulski Resolution
114th Congress S. Res. 275
October 1, 2015
This resolution brings together science and education and represents a major step forward in closing the action gap in translating scientific progress in dyslexia into policy and practice; additionally, establishes October as National Dyslexia Awareness Month.
In 2009, only five U.S. states had some type of literacy or dyslexia legislation on the books. Ten years later, only seven states remain without. Advocacy makes a difference.