2020 Legislative Session

Decoding Dyslexia Virginia chooses one day a year, during the current legislative session, to come together in Richmond to visit legislators in their offices to educate them on dyslexia by sharing our stories in order to direct their attention toward students with dyslexia in Virginia. We share resources and ask them to support our dyslexia legislation.

JOIN US ON JANUARY 28, 2020

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Dyslexia Legislation Support

Contact Your Senate and House Representatives

Call and/or email your delegate and your senator to let them know that dyslexia is important to your family and you would like them 'co-sponsor our bills and vote YEA when the time comes'. Attach a copy of the DDVA Mission Statement and your family's story (if you have it summarized).

Join Us for Committee Meetings in Richmond

House Session:

What you need to know:

We will need to watch the agendas/dockets for those meetings to make sure they will be reviewing and hearing comments on the bills we are supporting.  We are watching for our bills to be announced. This link will track the movement of our House bills and will identify when the next committees will review them.

House Education Docket

Senate Session:

 

What you need to know:

We will need to watch the agendas/dockets for those meetings to make sure they will be reviewing and hearing comments on the bills we are supporting. We are watching for our bills to be announced. This link tracks the movement of our Senate bills and will identify when the next committee will review them.

Senate Health and Education Docket

 

 

We will arrive 20-30 min prior to the posted meeting time. Watch for ACTION ALERTS ON FACEBOOK!

Contact the Full House and Full Senate

Call and/or email all of the House Members and all of the Senate Members to let them know that dyslexia is important to your family and you would like them 'co-sponsor our bills and vote YEA when the time comes'.

2020 Dyslexia Bill Updates

  •  THIS BILL HAS BEEN CARRIED OVER UNTIL 2021...INCREDIBLY DISAPPOINTING THAT VA LEGISLATORS THINK VA STUDENTS CAN WAIT ANOTHER YEAR BEFORE THEY HAVE EFFECTIVE SCREENING FOR READING FAILURE.  VDOE AND UVA BOTH SAY THE CURRENT VERSION OF PALS MISSES TOO MANY STUDENTS.  FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES ON NEXT STEPS...OUR KIDS CAN'T WAIT ANOTHER YEAR

  • HB332 Bill Langauge

  • HB332 Talking Points for Support of the Bill

  • HB332 How to Support the Bill

  • THIS BILL IS HEADED TO THE HOUSE FLOOR TO BE READ 3 TIMES AND VOTED ON!  THE HOUSE AND SENATE NEED TO KNOW WE NEED THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE BACK SO THAT VA UNIVERSITIES ARE IDENTIFIED AS STAKEHOLDERS AND THE MEETING FREQUENCY IS DEFINED FOR AT LEAST 3 YEARS DURATION.

  • SB904 Bill Langauge

  • SB904 Talking Points for Support of the Bill (coming soon)

  • SB904 How to Support the Bill

WE THANK EVERYONE THAT WAS ABLE TO MAKE THE TRIP TO RICHMOND AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT FROM HOME!

 

Join us on Tuesday, January 28th in Richmond for our

7th Annual Dyslexia Advocacy Day!

  1. Register to join us!

  2. Make your appointments to see your representatives on Tuesday the 28th.

  3. Send your dyslexia bill support emails to Senate and House Committee members...check the action alerts on the DDVA FB page for guidance.

  4. Check out the agenda for the day.

  5. Print 10 copies of the DDVA Mission and 10 copies of your bill talking points (links above) to share with legislators that you visit.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to transition to this new website.  

Feel free to visit our old website during the move!