Robert McIntyre, Founder/CEO
On January 2, 2019 Congressman Lamar Smith sent a hand-written personal letter to “My Friends at Oakwood” in which he said, “you are teaching, supporting, and changing lives for the better.”
The Congressman was Chairman of the Science Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Over a period of more than a year his Committee and the Dyslexia Caucus, which includes the House and the Senate, heard from experts on how research in the area of neuroscience has led to more practical ways to better diagnose and deal with dyslexia. The law that was passed unanimously in March of 2016 is named the READ ACT. Some members of the Caucus, including Rep. Smith and Senator Bill Cassidy (a former Oakwood parent), personally and professionally know Oakwood students, faculty, and families.