End Costly Documentation for Dyslexia and other Disabilities as Students Enter College!

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Jennifer Kelly
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I Support the RISE Act - Students with Disabilities should no longer have to pay for additional documentation to re-prove disability still exists once they enter college in order to access accommodations they may need.

We request all members of Congress to sign on in support and Pass these two bills!

The Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act Senate S.1585 - RISE Act of 2019 and it’s companion bill House H.R.3086 - Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower Act of 2019 - will amend the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), addressing three issues in a sensible cost effective manner:

  • Information: Provides parents and students with information on disability services in one place, making it easier to know what services are available in higher education and how to access them.
  • Sensible Documentation: Requires colleges to accept an IEP or 504 plan as evidence of disability when a student is seeking accommodations in college - in place of additional costly testing.
  • Training: Supports a technical assistance center for college faculty to learn more about students with disabilities and their needs.


Please take the following actions to Support of the RISE Act:

All three are important!


  1. Sign this petition in support of the RISE Act - include your Name, City and State (and share your story - in the "Why I signed this petition" area)  - We are taking this directly to Washington DC for Face to Face Meetings and will include any comments posted!
  2. Call your Representative in Congress and ask them to support the RISE act - Let them know you are a constituent and this matters to you! This link allows you to find who represents you! (Every Phone Call Counts! 
    Find My Rep
  3. Send a follow up email to your Reps asking that they support and Co Sponsor the RISE act. (use the link Find My Rep)


Your voice matters - you can change this for your family and future students who aspire to continue learning, excelling and innovating for a better future for us all! 


Text of Both Bills:

House Bill HR 3086 Text

Senate Bill Text S. 1585


We Thank the following members of Congress for the RISE Act! S.1585 - RISE Act of 2019 and hope all members will join them in support!

Senate Sponsor:
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 05/22/2019)
Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Date Cosponsored
Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]*
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]*
Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN]*

H.R.3086 - Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower Act of 2019H.R.3086
Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower Act of 2019
Identical bill
06/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
House Sponsor:
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] (Introduced 06/04/2019)
Co Sponsors 

Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8]*
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]*
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8]*
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]

***Please share your personal story in the "Reasons I Support This" Comment section once you sign! - We will include these comments when we deliver the petition!