The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
Reps. Stark & Cassidy Form Bipartisan Dyslexia Caucus

In 2012 Representatives Pete Stark and Bill Cassidy launched the U.S. Congressional Dyslexia Caucus.  The goal of this bipartisan group is to raise awareness about dyslexia and to ensure that every dyslexic child and adult have a chance to read, to learn, and to demonstrate and realize his or her full potential. “Dyslexia is a major learning disability which affects nearly 20% of Americans,” said Congressman Cassidy.  “By raising awareness of dyslexia we can change the way we educate our children and assist millions of children to get on the path to success.”

In 2015, the House Dyslexia Caucus announced its 114th Congress leadership with Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) serving as bipartisan co-chairs.

“€œI am pleased to co-chair this important caucus with my colleague, Congresswoman Brownley,” said Rep. Smith. “As a member of this caucus and chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I have realized the importance of continued dyslexia research as well as the need for early detection and intervention in our schools. My hope is that this caucus will continue to play a key role in educating our colleagues in Congress and the public about dyslexia. Changing the way we approach dyslexia—€”as possibility rather than disability—€”can enhance opportunities and brighten futures for millions.”€

Below is a list of members of Congress who have joined the caucus. If you don'™t see your representative, we urge you to write or call and ask your congressman to join the caucus. You can find out who your congressional representative is by clicking here.

Visit the House website for the Dyslexia Caucus: