Alabama's Dyslexia Bill of Rights

Recognizing+Reaching=Reading | #ALDyslexiaBill SB314

You're Invited to the Board Meeting & Work Session

Wednesday, April 8th, 1pm

50 N Ripley St, Montgomery, AL 36104, United States (Gordon Persons Building)

CALL TO ACTION! We need you to be there to support Dyslexia! Come to both meetings or one. WE NEED YOU!

The State Board of Education BOARD MEETING APRIL 8th at 1:00 PM. Board members will vote to adopt a Resolution calling on Alabama Schools to recognize DYSLEXIA.

The State Board of Education WORK SESSION APRIL 9th at 8:30 AM. Dr. Tommy Bice will present Board Members with proposed changes to the Administrative Code addressing DYSLEXIA.

Please continue to CONTACT 3 people below and share WHY Alabama needs to recognize dyslexia.

1. Your State Board of Education member
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2. Your State Senator
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3. Your State House Representative- Find yours here-

SHARE your stories and inform them WHY it is so important for DYSLEXIA to be recognized in Alabama!

Alabama’s Need For Dyslexia Legislation

Children with dyslexia are often invisible in Alabama classrooms as they fail to learn to read like other children. Alabama’s children with dyslexia have a right to be recognized, to be reached, and to be taught to read!
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This Dyslexia Law will:

  • Provide a legal definition for dyslexia in Alabama
  • Equip Alabama teachers to meet the needs of students with dyslexia
  • Provide for early identification and intervention for students with dyslexia in Alabama schools
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The Alabama Dyslexia Coalition