COLUMBUS—State Representative Peter Beck (R-Mason) say the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 96, which identifies dyslexia as a specific learning disability and will establish a pilot project to provide early screening and intervention services for children with dyslexia.
House Bill 96 compels the superintendent of public instruction to administer the pilot project through voluntary partnerships among school districts and regional public libraries. The state superintendent will evaluate the project and report results to the General Assembly. Additionally, the bill specifies in state law that dyslexia is a learning disability for which a child may receive special education services.
“I am pleased to see the passage of House Bill 96 from the Ohio House as it will identify dyslexia as a learning disability and allow the necessary educational services to these children,” stated Rep. Beck.