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The Dyslexia Handbook—Revised 2014: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders
The Dyslexia handbook contains the School Board of Education approved procedures concerning dyslexia and related disorders. The  Dyslexia handbook also provides school districts and parents/guardians with information regarding the state’s dyslexia statutes and their relation to these federal laws: the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 as amended in 2008 (§504), the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004).

The Dyslexia Handbook—Revised 2014: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders
(en espanol)

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Interactive Dyslexia Handbook

International Dyslexia Association Handbook: What Every Family Should Know
The IDA Handbook provides necessary information regarding the definition of dyslexia, characteristics of dyslexia, appropriate assessment tools, evidence-based interventions, and suggestions for managing a dyslexic’s educational process. In addition, helpful resources and a glossary of terms are provided to better understand dyslexia and its related disorders.

Austin Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association Serving Central & South Texas
The Austin Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to promoting reading excellence for all children through early identification of dyslexia, effective literacy education for adults and children with dyslexia, and teacher training.

Neuhaus Education Center
Neuhaus Education Center offers resources for parents of struggling readers.

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity Parents Page
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity serves as a nexus for research on dyslexia, and is as well a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.

Bookshare
Bookshare is an accessible online library for people with print disabilities. Bookshare® is FREE for qualified U.S. students of any age and schools through an award from OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education). Non-students and other organizations pay a low fee.

Talking Books Program
The Talking Book Program provides free library services for Texans with blindness or visual, physical, or reading disabilities. Registered users may borrow books and magazines in digital audio, Braille, and large print.

Technology Integration for Students with Dyslexia
The research is definitive regarding technology and instruction for students with dyslexia. When students have access to effective technology, their overall performance improves. Technology has many benefits for students with reading difficulties, but the opportunity to access rich content ranks at the top. Technology tools allow students with dyslexia to be equal participants in school-based learning experiences.

Understanding Dyslexia—Understood.org

Learning Ally Dyslexia Resources

Reading Rocket’s Top 10 Resources on Dyslexia

How Parents Can Build a Word-Rich Life for Dyslexics

Dyslexia Helpline: 1-800-232-3030
Contact:
Kimberly Baumgardner, M.Ed.
Educational Specialist Manager, Family Engagement
(210) 370-5431

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