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New Dyslexia Resolution Fresh off the Presses!

New dyslexia resolution from Senator Cassidy’s office  was just released Senate Resolution 275!

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What can VA do??? Reach out to our Virginia State Senator’s:  Senator Mark Warner and Senator Tim Kaine

Let them know Dyslexia is an important issue to your family and urge the office to sign on as a cosponsor of Senate Resolution 275, the Cassidy/Mikulski resolution.

http://www.saydyslexia.org/blog/action-alert-ask-your-us-senators-to-co-sponsor-bi-partisan-dyslexia-resolution-today

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Dyslexia Movement Around the Country: Check Out LA!!

We know we are not going it alone in this journey to raise dyslexia awareness.  And to highlight that it is not just our family, our county, or even our state who is working towards positive change, below we share some of the hard work Dyslexia Champion Senator Bill Cassidy is working on in Louisianna!

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For Immediate Announcement

Contact: John Cummins, Jillian Rogers

202-224-5824

Save The Date:

U.S. Senate Education Hearings in New Orleans and Baton Rouge

 BATON ROUGE — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will chair two Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearings in New Orleans and Baton Rouge on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The hearings are titled, Developmental Perspective on Testing for Dyslexia.

Details can be found below:

NEW ORLEANS HEARING

WHEN: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

10:00 A.M. CST

WHERE: Homer L. Hitt Alumni & Visitor Center

Ballroom

University of New Orleans, Lakefront Campus

2000 Lakeshore Drive

New Orleans, LA 70148

WHO: Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D.

Witnesses include:

Dr. Bennett Shaywitz, Chief of Pediatric Neurology and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, Yale University School of Medicine

Ms. Karen Chauvin, Director, Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders, Nicholls State University

Mr. Ameer Baraka, Actor

Mr. J.J. Buquet, President Buquet Distributing Co.

Dr. Eric Jennings, Ed.D, LaTEACH (Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council)

BATON ROUGE HEARING

 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

3:00 P.M. CST

WHERE:

Dalton Woods Auditorium

Energy Coast and Environment Building at LSU

Nicholson Drive Extension

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

WHO: Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D.

Witnesses include:

Dr. Bennett Shaywitz, Chief of Pediatric Neurology and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, Yale University School of Medicine

Ms. Margaret Law, Dyslexia/504 Coordinator, Central Community School System

Ms. Allyce Trapp, Student

Rev. Derrius M. Montgomery, Associate Minister Greater King David Baptist Church

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