Self-made millionaires are four times more likely than the rest of the population to be dyslexic.
It is real. It is amazing. Those with dyslexia change our world. It should be fully recognized.
We want our future thinkers to be "progressive", individual and well-educated; we must then reflect this within our culture and policies.
Congress is taking steps in this direction. They need to know if their constituents support an educational environment and direction which recognizes the gifts of all learners. Let them know.
Below is the text of the Resolution. For more information, including sample letters, check out the Wrightslaw blog or Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity.
[Congressional Bills 113th Congress][From the U.S. Government Printing Office][H. Res. 456 Introduced in House (IH)]Calling o113th CONGRESS2d SessionH. RES. 456l agencies torecognize that dyslexia has significann schools and State and local education at educational implications that must be addressed.IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES_______________________________________________________________________January 10, 2014r. Cassidy (for himself and Ms. Brownley of California) submitted theMand the Workforce______________________________________________following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education_________________________RESOLUTION Calling on schoolsand State and local educational agencies torecognize that dyslexia has significant educational implications that must be addressed. Whereas, defined as an intelligence to be a much better reader, dyslexia reflects a difficulty in getting to the individual sounds of spoken language whichunexpected difficulty in reading in an individual who hasthetypically impacts speaking, reading, spelling, and often, learning a second language; Whereas dyslexia is highly prevalent, af fWhereas dyslexia is a paradox, so that often the same individual who has a weakness in decoding or reading fluency also has strengths in higherecting one out of five individuals insome form, and is persistent;level cognitive functions such as reasoning, critical thinking, concept formation, and problem solving; Whereas great progress has been m amiology, and cognitive and neurobiological bases; and Whereas diagnosis of dyslexia is critical, and must lead to focused, evidence- based interventions, necessary accommodations, self-awareness, self-de in understanding dyslexia at a scientificlevel, including its epident educational implications that must be addressed.empowerment, and school and life success: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives calls on schools and State and local educational agencies to recognize that dyslexia has significance.