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 of a number of disorders included as a specific learning disability that may adversely affect the student’s educational performance and result in the child’s eligibility for special education and related services.”

-“Each child suspected of having dyslexia or identified as dyslexic shall be referred for an evaluation in accordance with the requirements of 34 CRF 300.304 through 300.311 and Subpart B of this Part.”


  • Linda Lennox

    Why does the district (203) continue to classify dyslexia as an emotional disorder instead of providing educational support for students with dyslexia. Why does the district (203) continue to withhold educational support for dyslexic students

    • abaronello

      Dyslexia should be classified under Specific Learning Disability Linda. Unfortunatly I’ve heard this before about other school districts. Is there some way be might be able to help? Is your child getting any services in schoool?

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