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Wisconsin’s first dyslexia law was signed by Gov. Evers on Feb. 5, 2020. (link to ACT 86) It was a culmination of work from parents and advocates throughout the state of WI. We are proud of the passage of our first dyslexia bill, but it is just a start! We will continue to work with parents, advocates and legislators until we have passed dyslexia legislation which will empower teachers to effectively recognize dyslexia and positively change the lives of students with dyslexia.

Decoding Dyslexia Wisconsin legislative goals:

  • A universal definition and understanding of “dyslexia” in WI state statute

  • Mandatory teacher training on dyslexia, its warning signs and appropriate intervention strategies

  • Mandatory early screening tests for dyslexia

  • Mandatory evidence-based dyslexia remediation programs implemented with fidelity, which can be accessed by both general and special education populations

  • Access to appropriate “assistive technologies” in the public school setting for students with dyslexia

You can help by watching for our email blasts to stay up-to-date on pending legislation, attending local town halls, reaching out to your WI state legislators about how dyslexia has impacted your family. Here is how you find your WI Assemblyperson and WI Senator. Who is my WI legislator?

You can also sign up for dyslexia/literacy legislation updates through the WI legislature to keep informed on pending dyslexia/literacy legislation. Use keywords “dyslexia, literacy, reading, etc” (You will need to create an account and update every legislative session.) Wisconsin State Legislature Notification System


Dyslexia Law in WI

2019 WISCONSIN ACT 86 (AB 110)

ACT 86 document