Dyslexia is an important issue for me, both as a parent and as a senator. A couple of years ago, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia. Prompted by concerns about my daughter and my constituents’ children, I set out to learn as much as I could about dyslexia and was amazed at how much is known and yet, far too often, not incorporated into public policy and education. Since then, one of my goals has been to raise awareness, educate other members of Congress and advance policies to break down barriers faced by people with dyslexia. Greater strides must be made to ensure that all students with dyslexia have a chance to read, to learn, to show what they know, and to realize their full potential.
—Dr. Bill Cassidy, U.S. Senator (R-LA)