The Virginia Branch of The International Dyslexia Association
The Virginia Branch of The International Dyslexia Association

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SUBJECT:  AIM-VA Resources for Students with Print Disabilities

January 9, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

In June 2013, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) issued Superintendent’s Memo#174-13 to clarify the requirements for students to be eligible to receive free alternate formats of textbooks and other instructional materials from the Accessible Instructional Materials Center of Virginia (AIM-VA). 

The information in that Memo remains current.  The VDOE is providing additional information to further clarify the eligibility requirements for students who are identified with a reading disability due to an organic dysfunction to receive free accessible instructional materials through AIM-VA.

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According to the International Dyslexia Association, as many as 15 percent of school population in the U.S. have some symptoms of dyslexia, and dyslexia can affect people of all backgrounds and intellectual levels.

Shana Hatzopoulos, President of the Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association told us more about dyslexia and how to treat it and why it’s important to raise awareness about it.

Scholarship recipient Zachary Robinson also talked about how dyslexia has affected him in school.



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