In January, Representative Bill Cassidy of Louisiana introduced a House Resolution that calls on schools and State and local educational agencies to recognize that dyslexia has significant educational implications that must be addressed.

​Cassidy submitted the resolution with the knowledge that many of the brightest and most talented students have dyslexia. He believes that if dyslexia is identified in elementary school, more appropriate resources can be given to children allowing them a better chance at success.

​The resolution addresses both the positive and challenging aspects of dyslexia including its occurrence among intelligent individuals, its high prevalence and persistence, and its neurological origin. The resolution also addresses the need for evidence-based education.

​To learn how you can help by urging your representative to support the resolution, follow these easy steps laid out by the IDA.

Read a statement by Cassidy here.