We need this here in New York State
From the Hartford Courant
By Rep. Molgano
The bill, which I co-sponsored, would include dyslexia on the individualized education program form, to require boards of education to inform parents and guardians of their right to withhold enrolling their child in kindergarten and to create a three tier funding scheme for excess cost payments.
After hearing so many stories of struggle and despair, I cannot emphasize enough how crucial funding would be for these students. Many families spoke of the astronomical costs they paid just to get their child the specialized, individual attention their child needed to learn and succeed. Students spoke of the lack of resources available for their disabilities and their personal struggles with getting through their school system.
In fact, studies show dyslexia is going undiagnosed and children left literally unable to read into adulthood. Research done by these studies shows only 33 percent of children in our nation’s schools who possess reading disabilities receive help to become at best, functional readers.