In July 2016, the Say Dyslexia bill became law in Tennessee, but the past year has been frustrating for many dyslexia parents. Changes were not yet trickling down into Tennessee districts, mostly because they were waiting on guidance from the state’s Departement of Education.
On May 25, 2017, that guidance has finally been release. You can download it here.
What was the hold-up?
We wanted to make sure this guidance was done right. Immediately following the bill’s passage, a dyslexia advisory council to the state was named. This council included two Decoding Dyslexia-TN members, as well as teachers, a parent, psychologists and more. For the past year, the council has been working hard to create guidance for districts.
We encourage you to download the guidance and take it to your school.