California Department of Education’s Dyslexia Guidelines were released August 2017 per AB1369

On Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at the Junction School—Elementary Campus Theater, two California Department of Education (CDE) will be speaking on the new California Dyslexia Guidelines. The state-level experts—Theresa Costa Johansen (CDE Policy & Program Services Unit Administrator) and Richard Gifford (CDE Ed. Programs Consultant) will be presenting from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and will give the opportunity for those attending to ask questions about the AB1369 CDE Dyslexia Guidelines. 

Resources available at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/ac/dyslexia.asp

The California Dyslexia Guidelines (PDF; 2MB; New 14-Aug-2017) AB 1369, Statutes of 2015, requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop program guidelines for dyslexia. The guidelines will be used to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents to identify and assess pupils with dyslexia, and to plan, provide, evaluate, and improve educational services to pupils with dyslexia.

Federal Guidance

Dear Colleague: Dyslexia Guidance letter (PDF) dated October 23, 2015, from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services on the unique educational needs of children with dyslexia and other conditions identified as specific learning disabilities.

Senate Resolution 275 is a resolution calling on Congress, schools, and state and local educational agencies to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia that must be addressed and designating October 2015 as “National Dyslexia Awareness Month”.

Senate Resolution 576 is a resolution calling on Congress, schools, and state and local educational agencies to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia that must be addressed and designating October 2017 as “National Dyslexia Awareness Month”.

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