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SB398 Dyslexic Student Early Interventions was signed into law!

SB398 ensures that students most at risk for reading failure receive evidenced-based instruction at an early age.

THANK YOU, Governor Lujan Grisham, for your commitment to improving literacy outcomes for all students in New Mexico.  THANK YOU, Senator Mimi Stewart, for your longtime commitment to dyslexic students in New Mexico. THANK YOU, Representative Joy Garrett, for presenting the bill on the House floor.

THANK YOU to all those who supported this bill throughout the legislative process including hundreds of families, educators and related professionals. Your calls, emails, signatures and advocacy made all the difference in getting SB398 across the finish line. 
To the students and parents who bravely shared their experiences with the legislature, we share this victory with you.

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Welcome to the Southwest Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA),

Who are we?  In brief, SWIDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy in New Mexico and the El Paso area.

Founded in 1987, the Southwest Branch joins over 42 national branches of IDA and numerous international affiliations in striving to pursue and provide the most comprehensive range of information and services that address the full scope of dyslexia and related difficulties in learning to read and write . . . in a way that creates hope, possibility, and partnership. In addition, the Southwest Branch provides regional workshops,  “Experience Dyslexia” simulations to train teachers and increase public awareness of dyslexia, and student events. 

Claudia Gutierrez
President, 2019-2020
International Dyslexia Association – Southwest Branch


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