Dyslexia Awareness Month; designating as October 2008, and each succeeding year thereafter. (SJ24)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Dyslexia Awareness Month. Designates October, in 2008 and in each succeeding year, as Dyslexia Awareness Month in Virginia. Read the Bill »


03/12/2008: Passed the Senate


01/02/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088471320
01/02/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/08/2008Reported from Rules
02/11/2008Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2008Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/12/2008Communicated to House
02/14/2008Placed on Calendar
02/14/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/19/2008Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2008Passed by for the day
02/25/2008Taken up
02/25/2008Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ24ER)


Anne Burnett writes:

Thank you so much for supporting the Daniel family and all the dyslexic children in Virginia. 15% of the population have dyslexia and it is vitally important that children get early intervention. Given early reading remediation, they have a better chance of being successful in school and not falling through the cracks...so often the children are very bright and can mask the early identification marks. The more information that can be disseminated the more aware parents and teachers will be about identifying dyslexia. The Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association's mission is to educate the public about Dyslexia. Having a specific month dedicated to Dyslexia Awareness will be extremely helpful.
Thank you for your support.
Anne Burnett
Virginia Branch IDA
Language Teacher at The New Community School

Laura Shaner writes:

I am in full support of this bill. Thank you to those involved in creating this bill.
Laura Shaner
Lexington, VA