Weekly roundup: dyslexia

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Arthur Ashe quote, Dybuster blog

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

The U.S. Senate unanimously voted to pass Resolution 275 and so officially designate October as National Dyslexia Awareness Month. The resolution also “calls on Congress, schools, and State and local educational agencies to recognize that dyslexia has significant educational implications that must be addressed”. Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) were responsible for creating the bi-partisan resolution that passed in the Senate on 9 October. Read more.

In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, the website Learning Ally ran a blog post written by Leia Schwartz , ten year-old author of the e-book Dyslexic Renegade. In her post Leia gives the world some insight into what life is like for a young dyslexic. Her thoughts on the term “disability” inspired our earlier blog post this week. Read more.

Resources

The ADA.gov website (which provides “information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act”) posted an online document giving information on testing accommodations for those with learning disabilities. If the whole document is a bit overwhelming, Dyslexic Advantage put up a blog post condensing the main takeaways from the document.