Arizona Department of Education Recognizes National Dyslexia Awareness Month

October 2nd, 2017

(Phoenix, Ariz., October 2, 2017) – There are over 40 million Americans who are dyslexic, yet only 2 million know it. As we learn more about dyslexia it is important that we bring awareness to that information.

In April, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas unveiled The Dyslexia Handbook; a resource available for families and teachers to help identify and support students with dyslexia.

The development of this handbook was the result of legislation sponsored by State Representative Jill Norgaard (R) LD-18 in House Bill 2202. Since then the Arizona Department of Education and Rep. Norgaard have continued on their mission to bring awareness to dyslexia among our students.

“During my We Are Listening Tour, I’ve continued to hear that parents need more resources to help their children,” said Superintendent Douglas. “I am proud that we are able to provide parents, educators and students with this resource.”

For those interested in accessing the dyslexia handbook to support families and teachers, as well as additional resources, go to http://www.azed.gov/mowr/dyslexia/.