We Are Decoding Dyslexia Maryland: 14 Chapters, Stronger Together
Decoding Dyslexia Maryland is a parent-led, grassroots movement driven by families concerned about reading instruction and interventions for all students, including those with dyslexia, in Maryland Public Schools.
Many are rightly disturbed and confused about how education will continue during the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland. There are many ongoing efforts at the Federal, State and Local levels to address student needs.
Decoding Dyslexia Maryland created a list of resources that can help you find the latest information on how students with disabilities like dyslexia will be educated over the next several months to perhaps a year. It's unclear how long this will last, but in the meantime, we'll provide you the latest information as we find it.
Take care and stay well!
READING & DYSLEXIA HANDBOOK BILL deferred
Delegate Eric Luedtke and Senator Katie Fry Hester introduced HB 718 and SB 575, sponsored by Delegate Eric Luedtke & Katie Fry Hester. We appreciate their investment in pulling the best practices for reading and dyslexia in a handbook that is accessible to all.
Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Maryland Legislature adjourned Sine Die in mid-March. the legislation was deferred until late May or perhaps the next session. It's unclear at this time what legislation will be considered when the legislature resumes in late May.
Maryland to Screen & Intervene for Kindergarten Students
Where to Find Help for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia & Dyscalculia
Ready to Read Screen & Intervene Legislation Signing Ceremony
Delegation's Education Subcommittee in February. Pictured above are Diana Gough and Delegation Chair, Delegate Alonzo Washington, D-Prince Georges.
Delegate Eric Luedtke and Senator Craig Zucker, sponsors of the Ready to Read bills, talk about the unanimous House vote for SB 734 on March 27th! #soallcanread
Ameer Baraka supports the Ready to Read Act and asks Governor Hogan and Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford for their support to screen kids for reading difficulties early! Follow Ameer on Twitter @ameerbaraka
Delegate Luedtke Drops House Bill 690: Ready to Read! 85 cosponsors!!
Decoding Dyslexia Maryland Frederick County's Dynamic Duo delivers testimony to the Kirwan Commission during its last public forum in November 2018. With laughs and honesty delivered with the true spirit of fierce advocates, the girls supported the Ready to Read Act and related how reading screening would have helped them get the help they needed.