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IL Legislative Update

At the Illinois State Board of Educations last meeting, the following amendments were approved to submit to the State Education Code. There’s one more step in the process but hopefully everything will be finalized by the end of the year.  Great work advocating for this parents!! Hopefully we can get to work on an early screening and professional development bill sometime soon! -The International Dyslexia Associations definition of dyslexia. along with, -“In accordance with 34 CFR 300.8(b)(10), dyslexia is one

READ Act

Last week the READ Act passed the House and will be moving on too the Senate. We need to start contacting Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk to let them know what the READ Act is and why this is important for our children. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/3033/text (a) In General.—The National Science Foundation shall support multi-directorate, merit-reviewed, and competitively awarded research on the science of dyslexia, including research on the early identification of children and students with dyslexia, professional development for teachers and

Dyslexia Buddy Network – Champion Chats

The Dyslexia Buddy Network (DBN) invites you to join us for the first of many Champion Chats. Your children with dyslexia will feel inspired and empowered after hearing three young adult speakers including… · Kendall, a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will show her artwork and talk about how creativity and 3D-thinking are her strengths from dyslexia. · Shawn, who is double majoring in special education and elementary education, will share his experience in school

Reading Instruction Advisory Group

Part of the Dyslexia Legislation that was passed in July 2014 included the formation of an advisory panel to develop a teacher training module on multi-sensory, explicit, systematic reading instruction.  While funding was not designated to create this group, the Illinois State Board Of Education felt it was important enough to push forward.  This is the link ISBE has provided to follow the groups development. http://www.isbe.state.il.us/spec-ed/html/RIAG.htm

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