CHANGE REQUIRES TEAMWORK

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Did you know that Texas policy to evaluate for Dyslexia under 504 removes families from substantial rights, federal funds and safeguards available to all students with disabilities under IDEA Child Find process?

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HELP US FIGHT FOR FULL FUNDING OF IDEA TO BENEFIT STUDENTS AND TEACHERS - and a for the evaluation process to be begin under IDEA Child Find.

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CALL AND WRITE TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND SHARE YOUR DYSLEXIA STORY - FIND WHO REPRESENTS YOU

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KEEP UP WITH OUR LEGISLATIVE UPDATES AND SUPPORT OUR LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS.

Sample Text - Sharing your story with Decision makers

Dear Representative__________

I support a simpler pathway to access an IEP for my student with Dyslexia. With talk of Full Funding of IDEA, I want to make sure that my family and our school has access to extra federally provided funds to benefit my students success.

Texas over reliance on 504 evaluations is effectively removing my legal rights to work as part of the school team that makes educational decisions about my student, interfering with my family being able to work more closely with our school to collaborate in a meaningful way had we been evaluated under IDEA law.  504 first also separates us from additional federal funds available to offset costs and IDEA funds are expected to greatly increase. These extra funds coming from the federal level can greatly supplement The Texas Dyslexia Allotment passed last year - which alone is not enough to provide intensive supplemental reading instruction or ensure my students needs are being met. 

 

State policy must change to be clear, 

  1. The evaluation process for students with dyslexia must start under IDEA Child Find.

  2. IEP's must include goals and objectives for Dyslexia interventions.

  3. Parents rights to participate in Initial ARD team decision must be restored.  

Here is my families story: (Highlight any struggles, accomplishments, and how much private tutoring costs.________ )

 

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