Recently, House Resolution 456 has gained enough supporters to go to a committee vote! There’s still
quite a way to go, but it’s a very promising step.
I just called my representative urging him to support this resolution, and sent him a second letter. If you’re in the US, you can find out how to find out who your rep is and how to contact them here and here.
The resolution is simple – “Calling on schools and State and local educational agencies to recognize that dyslexia has significant educational implications that must be addressed.” Currently, dyslexia is classified as a form of disability, which means those with it are protected under Federal law, but as most of my readers can attest to, that doesn’t mean it’s always treated properly.
If you’re not of voting age, you can still call and write your rep. In fact, your words may hold more impact than mine do. The more people who speak up, the better.
By the way, if you’re on tumblr, check out the White House’s account. If you have a moment, send them a message about how important dyslexia recognition and accessibility is. If they get enough messages, they may start listening. If you’re not on tumblr, you can contact them through their webpage, as well.
If you’re not from the US, feel free to let me know of any way I can help you support legal action in your country. There’s not much I can do, as the only citizenship I have is to the USA, but I’m happy to bring more attention to civil actions in regards to dyslexia, autism or disability in general.