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

Juni Setiowati
Jeannine Franze Bechand
Anna Zhuravitsky
Tonya Pulanco
Phyllis Antoniello
Theresa Hollers
Karen Broughton
Kaci Ashline
Kelsey Ashline
Regina Fahmy
Jennifer Fruedlin
Mary Kate Tomasi
Todd Ashline
Jamie Lynn Gallivan
Elizabeth Meister
Tina Fennelly
Deborah Matott
Maryjo Aidala
Christina Borecki
Judy Kaiser
Lisa Marini
Jim Toteno
Tina Falsitta
Meghan Conway
Dylan Toteno
Holy Toteno
Carolyn Dugan
Jonathan Small
Melissa Curto
Lynn Melnick
1,733 signatures

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  • Juni Setiowati
    signed 2018-10-20 17:02:58 -0400
  • Jeannine Franze Bechand
    signed 2018-10-20 14:07:07 -0400
  • Anna Zhuravitsky
    signed 2018-10-20 14:05:26 -0400
  • Tonya Pulanco
    signed via 2018-10-20 13:35:38 -0400
  • Phyllis Antoniello
    signed 2018-10-20 12:19:52 -0400
    As a grandparent of a child with dyslexia and the sister of a man with dyslexia I have seen them both struggle with learning to read. We’ve come a long way since the 60s when my brother was diagnosed. The earlier the diagnosis is made the more help we can give.
  • Theresa Hollers
    signed 2018-10-20 12:03:40 -0400
  • Karen Broughton
    signed 2018-10-20 11:55:43 -0400
    Excellent bill.


    Early detection is the key to educational success.
  • Kaci Ashline
    signed 2018-10-20 11:42:15 -0400
  • Kelsey Ashline
    signed 2018-10-20 11:28:36 -0400
  • Regina Fahmy
    signed 2018-10-20 11:25:04 -0400
  • Jennifer Fruedlin
    signed 2018-10-20 11:02:04 -0400
  • Mary Kate Tomasi
    signed 2018-10-20 10:30:42 -0400
  • Todd Ashline
    signed 2018-10-20 10:15:53 -0400
  • Jamie Lynn Gallivan
    signed 2018-10-20 10:07:50 -0400
  • Elizabeth Meister
    signed 2018-10-20 10:06:46 -0400
  • Tina Fennelly
    signed 2018-10-20 09:56:55 -0400
  • Deborah Matott
    signed 2018-10-20 09:38:01 -0400
  • Maryjo Aidala
    signed 2018-10-20 09:23:53 -0400
  • Christina Borecki
    signed 2018-10-20 09:19:44 -0400
  • Judy Kaiser
    signed 2018-10-20 09:12:39 -0400
  • Lisa Marini
    signed 2018-10-20 09:09:59 -0400
  • Jim Toteno
    signed 2018-10-20 09:01:48 -0400
  • Tina Falsitta
    signed 2018-10-20 08:59:28 -0400
    Please. We need schools and instructional resources that are evidence based
  • Meghan Conway
    signed 2018-10-20 08:57:52 -0400
  • Dylan Toteno
    signed 2018-10-20 08:56:36 -0400
  • Holy Toteno
    signed 2018-10-20 08:53:34 -0400
    Holly Toteno
  • Carolyn Dugan
    signed 2018-10-20 08:29:58 -0400
    It’s about time!!!
  • Jonathan Small
    signed 2018-10-20 08:27:55 -0400
  • Melissa Curto
    signed 2018-10-20 08:23:52 -0400
  • Lynn Melnick
    signed 2018-10-20 08:17:59 -0400