Legislation requiring the state to incorporate the International Dyslexia Association’s definition of dyslexia into special education regulations, has been signed into law by Governor Chris Christie. Senator Jeff Van Drew was a sponsor of the bill. Currently, State Board of Education regulations list dyslexia as one of the specific learning disabilities that may impair a person’s ability to understand or use language, or perform mathematical calculations. However, the regulations do not specifically define dyslexia. Under the new law, the State Board of Education will incorporate the International Dyslexia Association definition.