• Petitioned United States Congress

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United States Congress

Legalize Dyslexia: Grant Accommodations to Dyslexic Students.

    1. Petition by

      Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

We're asking that Congress require that testing agencies grant accommodations for dyslexic students so that high stakes tests assess ability and not disability, and students are allowed to go forward and succeed in life. High stakes tests must be reliable, valid and accessible to dyslexic children and adults. Without accommodations, highly capable, intelligent students are being denied the opportunity to show what they can achieve. 

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    1. Reached 20,000 signatures
    2. Bi-Partisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus Formed!

      Representatives Pete Stark and Bill Cassidy have launched the Congressional Dyslexia Caucus, which now has 35 members. The goal of this bi-partisan group is to raise awareness about dyslexia and to ensure that every dyslexic child and adult has a chance to read, to learn, and to demonstrate and realize his or her full potential.

      "Dyslexia is a major learning disability which affects nearly 20% of Americans," said Congressman Cassidy. "By raising awareness of dyslexia we can change the way we educate our children and assist millions of children get on the path to success."

      "My motivation in starting the Congressional Dyslexia Caucus with Rep. Bill Cassidy is both personal and professional,” said Congressman Stark. “My family has learned about the disability – and the misunderstandings that surround it – through my young son’s experiences with dyslexia.”

      Read more: http://dyslexia.yale.edu/POL_dyslexiacaucus.html

    3. Reached 15,000 signatures

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    • Mary Shoopman LIBERTY, KY
      • 2 months ago

      I have seen so many children that has it and need help they don't get.

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    • Glenda Singleton MIDDLEBURG, KY
      • 2 months ago

      My son is Dyslexic.

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    • Sarah Lynn LIBERTY, KY
      • 2 months ago

      Signing for a friend with a dyslexic child

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    • Melissa Haskell LA LUZ, NM
      • 2 months ago

      Every student regardless of their learning differences should be able to have to tools to succeed in life and have the same opportunities as everyone else.

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    • Linda Green SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, WV
      • 2 months ago

      My daughter is dyslexic and all the way through Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High School, she was denied any special help because she was too smart. We paid for private tutoring for all those years.

      Without that extra help she never would have been able to go on tho further her education. I was shocked at how little her teachers understood her learning differences.

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