New ADA guidelines for school and work

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The US Department of Justice just released final regulations regarding the implementation of the American for Disabilities Act. “These rules clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new and updated requirements.”

The regulations should be shared with ALL schools and workplaces when requesting accommodations.

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Dyslexia questions answered in Congress

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Department of Education Secretary John King answered questions about Dyslexia with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) at Capitol Hill. King states that states and school districts must ensure at the IEP level that the educational needs of dyslexic students are being specifically met. He mentions Orton-Gillingham and Wilson method specifically by name.

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READ act into law!

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a Julia Brownley-sponsored bill providing at least $2.5 million annually for dyslexia research.

The Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia, or READ Act, was introduced by the Westlake Village Democrat and Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, together the co-chairs of the House Dyslexia Caucus.

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Dyslexia and Coffee

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Well there is no direct correlation here. In the link however you’ll find the story of a woman with dyslexia who made mistakes writing the correct temperatures on a chart and was subsequently dismissed by a large coffee chain. She claimed she was not doing anything wrong but it was the consequence of her dyslexia. The court agreed that the coffee chain had not made appropriate accommodations for her disability.

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Dyslectics cannot donate sperm?!

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Well this will be a controversial story. The largest UK sperm bank apparently has determined that dyslectics cannot donate sperm, in their words :  to ‘minimize genetic diseases or malformations’ in new born children.

You are also not welcome with ADD, autism and Asperger’s!

The case is being reviewed as there are some rules about discrimination and those will need to be examined.

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Eary intervention necessary for Dyslexia

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“If the persistent achievement gap between dyslexic and typical readers is to be narrowed, or even closed, reading interventions must be implemented early, when children are still developing the basic foundation for reading acquisition,” said Emilio Ferrer, a UC Davis psychology professor, in a news release.

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Get that IEP ready for dyslexia

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Good news, the US education secretary, actually the interim secretary who now runs the department, has issued guidance to states and school districts that they may no longer prohibit the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia in the IEPs.

This will help parents struggling to get the right terms in the IEP in order to get the right help.

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