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Duff Appoints Laura Carl to the Task Force to Analyze the Implementation of Laws Governing Dyslexia Instruction and Training

HARTFORD, CT - Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) announced that he has appointed Laura Carl to the Task Force to Analyze the Implementation of Laws Governing Dyslexia Instruction and Training.

“Laura’s personal and professional experience working with students with disabilities and her tireless advocacy will be a great addition to this task force,” said Senator Bob Duff. “Her voice and expertise working specifically with students with dyslexia will help to inform the goals and mission of the task force going forward and I’m confident that solutions will be found to ensure students with disabilities receive the resources and support they need to succeed.”

Ms. Carl began her career as a police officer with the Bloomfield Police Department. Since 2016, she has worked as a Special Education Advocate in school districts throughout Connecticut. Through her work she has a strong knowledge and understanding of working with students with disabilities. Since 2014, she has served as a Parent Advocate with Decoding Dyslexia CT, a grassroots movement working to raise dyslexia awareness and empower families to support their children.

“I’m honored to be appointed to the Dyslexia Task Force,” said Ms. Carl. “My journey has been both personal & professional. I have two children whose educational experience has been impacted by dyslexia. I’d like to bring my story, passion, & advocacy to the task force, in hopes to further Connecticut’s commitment to develop policy & standards that benefit all children affected by dyslexia. I would like to thank Senator Duff for appointing me to this task force and his continued support of students with dyslexia. Senator Duff has continually recognized the advocacy efforts of parents, and I am privileged to serve under my capacity as a representative of an organization that advocates on behalf of the interests of parents and students with dyslexia.”

The Task Force to Analyze the Implementation of Laws Governing Dyslexia Instruction and Training was established in 2019 by Special Act 19-8. The board consists of 10 members who will make recommendations on issues relating to the implementation of laws governing dyslexia instruction and training in the state. The task force must submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the Education and High Education and Employment Advancement committees no later than January 1, 2021. The task force will terminate on the date it submits its final report or on January 1, 2021, whichever is later.

Ms. Carl received an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice from Asnuntuck Community College in 2004. She received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Charter Oak State College in 2018.

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