Obama Signs the READ Act

President Obama signs the READ Act.

Below is an excerpt from an article printed by the Ventura County Star on February 18, 2016. This is wonderful news for all of us who have been working to see more research into dyslexia. ~ DK

President Obama Signs Brownley’s Dyslexia Research Bill

by Bartholomew Sullivan
Ventura County Star

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.

Dyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty in reading. It is estimated that 8.5 million schoolchildren in the United States, or one out of six, may have dyslexia. Brownley has often spoken of her daughter Hannah’s struggle with dyslexia.

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