Petition - Dyslexia

One in five students is dyslexic.  50% of 4th Graders are not reading on grade level.  Only seven states nationwide evaluate all Kindergarten and 1st Graders for Dyslexia and as a consequence so many of our students go undiagnosed.

Join Brooke Lyn and me and sign our petition to call on the Governor, Mayor, Chancellor & Legislature to make New York the eighth state to universally screen all Kindergartners for dyslexia and to work together to dedicate the resources necessary to ensure that all of our children who struggle with dyslexia and other learning differences get the quality education that they deserve. 

Who's signing

Michele Dente
Daniel Paterna
Daniel Paterna
Tanya Caines
Miriam Kaplan
Jessica McCarthy
karen arsenault
Teresa Smalley
Gloria Brandman
Claudia Albert
Krissy Gambitta
Tanya Smith
Barbara Salz
Megan Devir
Terry Feuer
Heather Goodman
Dawn Prati
Robert Carroll
Erin Smith
Melissa Ferraro
Amy Donaldson
Rebecca Abdullah
Nora Snyder
Erin Fierst
Eric Fields
Jennifer Karagjozi
Laura Cavalleri
Tracy Young
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  • Michele Dente
    signed via 2020-02-19 00:43:06 -0500
  • Daniel Paterna
    signed 2020-02-18 18:06:04 -0500
  • Daniel Paterna
    @dpdesigncook tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-18 18:05:28 -0500
  • Daniel Paterna
    signed 2020-02-18 18:04:17 -0500
  • Tanya Caines
    signed 2020-02-18 12:56:39 -0500
  • Miriam Kaplan
    signed 2020-02-17 12:20:19 -0500
  • Jessica McCarthy
    signed via 2020-02-14 19:39:43 -0500
  • karen arsenault
    signed 2020-02-14 16:12:12 -0500
  • Teresa Smalley
    signed 2020-02-14 12:12:01 -0500
  • Gloria Brandman
    signed 2020-02-14 11:33:52 -0500
  • Claudia Albert
    signed 2020-02-14 10:54:33 -0500
  • Krissy Gambitta
    signed 2020-02-14 09:54:49 -0500
  • Tanya Smith
    signed 2020-02-14 09:13:24 -0500
  • Barbara Salz
    signed 2020-02-14 09:07:43 -0500
  • Megan Devir
    signed 2020-02-14 08:44:55 -0500
  • Terry Feuer
    signed 2020-02-14 08:30:27 -0500
  • Heather Goodman
    signed 2020-02-14 08:14:09 -0500
  • Dawn Prati
    signed 2020-02-14 08:14:09 -0500
  • Robert Carroll
    signed 2020-02-13 17:49:21 -0500
  • Erin Smith
    signed 2020-02-10 00:06:45 -0500
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  • Melissa Ferraro
    signed 2020-02-03 22:29:50 -0500
    My 10 year old daughter has recently been diagnosed with dyslexia. After 5 years of schooling, with all of my concerns raised to her teachers, I was brushed off. Told she would get it, things would click. They didn’t. And only now is she able to get the education she needs and deserves. Shame on the New York education system.
  • Amy Donaldson
    signed 2019-12-12 13:51:19 -0500
    As a parent of two kids who’ve been diagnosed with dyslexia this year, I am deeply grateful for Assemblymember Carroll’s efforts to have every child screened for dyslexia. It’s so crucial and our education system must change to meet the 20% of the population with language-based disabilities. Parents of means have so spend thousands and thousands of dollars trying to remediate their kids and parents of little means are left with hardly any support.
  • Rebecca Abdullah
    signed 2019-11-25 14:49:35 -0500
  • Nora Snyder
    signed 2019-11-18 07:25:50 -0500
  • Erin Fierst
    signed 2019-11-17 18:52:02 -0500
    This is very important to my family. It’s ridiculous that we know what to do and that schools don’t do it because they don’t have to.
  • Eric Fields
    signed 2019-11-16 08:06:48 -0500
  • Jennifer Karagjozi
    signed 2019-11-08 09:49:52 -0500
  • Laura Cavalleri
    signed via 2019-11-03 18:05:23 -0500
    Knowing that students Will Fail if we don’t is cause
  • Tracy Young
    followed this page 2019-10-30 11:18:10 -0400
  • Tracy Young
    signed 2019-10-30 11:17:35 -0400
    As my dyslexic 17-year old daughter said: “This might have saved me years of thinking I was stupid.”