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.

Does Special Education Law Include Dyslexia?

The short answer: YES! Read more from Susan Lowell, an expert Adjunct Professor in the graduate school at Bay Path University, a private practice clinician in Connecticut, and a former Fulbright Senior Specialist.

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.

Literacy Legislation Across the U.S.

Literacy and dyslexia laws vary across the United States; some states have no law on the books at all. Dyslexia Advantage keeps track and updates the list when new legislation is passed. Please visit their site for the most current list.

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.