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California Dyslexia Law…
Information for Professionals

How can I help families understand the AB 1369 Dyslexia Guidelines?

  1. You can find the complete Guidelines document at California Department of Education Dyslexia.
  2. See IDA Northern California’s  10 Important-to-Know Points  from the Guidelines
  3. Remind families that schools are not mandated to comply with the Guidelines. The Guidelines are to be used to assist teachers and parents to identify and assess pupils with dyslexia and to plan, provide, evaluate and improve educational services to pupils with dyslexia.
  4. Parents can talk with the Special Ed Director in their districts to find out more about how their districts are planning to implement the Guidelines.

What resources are available for families?

Following is a list of online resources that may be helpful to families as they work toward understanding the implications of AB 1369 and the Guidelines.

  1. Decoding Dyslexia AB 1369 FAQs
  2. California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Position Paper on AB 1369
  3. California Association of Resource Specialists (CARS) Implications of the New Dyslexia Legislation
  4. Edsource article on AB 1369
  5. Listen to the KPCC interview with Pam Cohen, a teacher and member of Decoding Dyslexia, and Take Two’s Libby Denkmann to hear how the new Guidelines could help students.

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