Several bills have been introduced with respect to dyslexia this year, involving the training of in-service teachers, dyslexia therapists, as well as a bill concerning much needed resources for dyslexic students in the public education system in Texas. Stay tuned for more information about those items.
It is exciting that Dyslexia is getting more widely discussed. Though there is a long-standing dyslexia law in Texas, not all lawmakers know about dyslexia. Helping to educate them leads to greater knowledge and awareness for our kids. Knowledge leads to caring, and caring to action.
Help spread the word about this great event by emailing your Texas state representatives in the House and the Senate, and even the Texas State Board of Education member who represents you. Ask that they attend the breakfast and information sessions. To find your representative, click here. Simply forward the flyer to their office, and ask them to attend since dyslexia is important to you, a constituent.
Here is a sample request to cut and paste into an email:
My _____(son/daughter) is a child with the learning difference of dyslexia. It impacts ___ (his/her) ability to read efficiently, spell and write. Our family would like to share information with you about the February 8, 2017 Dyslexia Awareness Day at the Texas State Capitol. I am attaching a flyer for you with all the details. I know you will find the events informative and hope you or a staff member will be able to attend.
Thank you for your time, and for your service on behalf of Texas students with dyslexia.
(sign with your name and contact information here)
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EVENT, OR HOW OT REACH YOUR REPRESENTATIVE, PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org