Ten-year-old Grady Baumann of Baileys Harbor witnessed the public signing into law by Governor Tony Evers of the first-ever Dyslexia bill in Madison this past Wednesday. Grady, whose mother Kari is an Advocacy Coordinator for the Decoding Dyslexia Wisconsin organization, has been dealing with reading and writing issues the past few years. Kari testified previously while the Assembly Bill 110 was going through the State Senate. She and Grady attended the signing of ACT 86 along with other families impacted by Dyslexia.
Grady returned to fifth-grade classes at Gibraltar this past Monday after going down to Chicago weekly for tutoring in a special program since last September. Kari adds that more bills are being proposed in Madison to give educators more resources that will help increase reading proficiency across the state for students suffering from dyslexia.