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March 28, 2018  By now we hope you have heard the EXCITING NEWS: GA Senate Resolution 761 passed to create a study group for including dyslexia in the state education code! Thanks to each of you for joining IDA in contacting your legislators!

We plan to be part of the effort to form this committee – and we will look to you, our parents and partners, for guidance and support.

Along with our partners, Decoding Dyslexia Georgia and others, we will be supporting the following goals:

• A universal definition and understanding of “dyslexia” in the state education code
• Mandatory teacher training on dyslexia, its warning signs and appropriate intervention strategies
• Mandatory early screening tests for dyslexia
• Mandatory dyslexia remediation programs, which can be accessed by both general and special education populations
• Access to appropriate “assistive technologies” in the public school setting for students with dyslexia

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Laws and Local Policies

What are the dyslexia laws in other states?  Click here and scroll down to the map of the US:

US Department of Education, IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act) Information
Includes Statute and Regulations

Georgia Department of Education, Division of Special Education

Georgia Department of Education, SB-10 Information

Georgia Department of Education, Special Education Rules

Georgia Department of Education, Implementation Manual

Georgia Department of Education, Legal Mandates for Assistive Technology

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