Reading & Dyslexia Handbook Bill reintroduced by Delegate Eric Ebersole and Senator Katie Fry-Hester
The Reading & Dyslexia Handbook legislation was reintroduced for the 2021 legislative session by Delegate Eric Ebersole under HB0237 and it is scheduled to be discussed in front of the House Ways & Means Committee on January 20th at 1:00 PM. The companion bill was sponsored by Senator Katie Fry-Hester and cross-filed under SB126; it is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Environmental, Health and Education (EHE) Committee on January 27th at 11:00 AM.
We are asking parents, educators, administrators and community partners to write their representatives in the Maryland General Assembly in support of this legislation. The DDMD Advocacy Tool-Kit provides a Step-by-Step guide to navigating the legislative process and how to engage with representatives.
If you are interested in submitting written / oral testimony and/or meeting with our Senators on the EHE Committee, please fill out our Interest Form so the DDMD Legislative Committee can coordinate with you.
“This Handbook should reflect the neurobiological and operational definition of dyslexia provided in the dyslexia Technical Assistance Bulletin and mirrored in this document, and should include evidence-based practice guidelines for identification, assessment, and intervention, service delivery model(s), and progress monitoring strategies and tools. This is a legislative opportunity to establish and fund a Working Group or Dyslexia Advisory Committee to develop the handbook using the Best Practices document presented by the Task Force.”