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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Dyslexia Awareness Month

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth’s most precious resource is our children, and dyslexia impacts approximately 1 in 5 of our population; and

WHEREAS, dyslexia is distinguished from other learning disabilities due to the weakness occurring at the phonological level and its neurobiological origin; and

WHEREAS, it is important to provide effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for individuals with dyslexia; and

WHEREAS, many successful people, notably people in business, government, sports, and entertainment, have overcome dyslexia; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia has regulations and programs in place to help children and improve the lives of individuals with dyslexia including intervention, screening, and service requirements; and

WHEREAS, Dyslexia Awareness Month is an opportunity to acknowledge educators specializing in effective teaching strategies and to celebrate the many achievements of adolescents, students, and adults with dyslexia;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize October 2023, as DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.