Sign the Petition to Support the Dyslexia Task Force Act!

My Dyslexia Task Force Act, A.2185-B/S.441-C, passed the Assembly and Senate! 

The bill will establish a statewide task force to examine appropriate and effective evidence-based screening, intervention, and support for students with and at risk of dyslexia and dysgraphia. This is the result of years of work and advocacy and represents the first major piece of legislation focused on dyslexia screening, curriculum, and teacher training that has ever passed in New York, so let's make sure the Senate passes this bill!

This legislation will mandate the Commissioner of the State Education Department to create a task force of educators, doctors, researchers, parents and advocates to examine and recommend the appropriate and evidence based screening methods, curriculum changes and teacher training that should be implemented for all students in kindergarten through 5th grade with dyslexia and dysgraphia.

Sign the petition to let the Governor know she should sign it into law! 

 

 

 

Who's signing

Terry Feuer
Heather Goodman
Robert Carroll
Melissa Ferraro
Amy Donaldson
Rebecca Abdullah
Nora Snyder
Erin Fierst
eric fields
Jennifer Karagjozi
Jennifer Van Demark
Erica Riolo
Joy Laczynski
Jennifer Lopez
Daniel Thompson
Sarah Trapani
Darlene Ghosen
Margaret Traynor
Yolanda Thompson
Bonnie Webb
Jessica Macaluso
Faith Borkowsky
Jennifer Decker
Maddie Freed
Laura Fabre
Maija Cekić
Melissa Karalis
Jonathan Bisson
Amy Leahy
2,401 signatures

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  • Terry Feuer
    signed 2020-02-14 08:30:27 -0500
  • Heather Goodman
    signed 2020-02-14 08:14:09 -0500
  • Robert Carroll
    signed 2020-02-13 17:49:21 -0500
  • 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
  • Tracy Young
    followed this page 2019-10-30 11:18:10 -0400
  • Jennifer Van Demark
    signed via 2019-10-29 06:56:01 -0400
  • Erica Riolo
    signed via 2019-10-28 14:35:15 -0400
  • Joy Laczynski
    signed via 2019-10-27 23:39:23 -0400
    It’s pretty shameful that a learning difference or disability is not dealt with in schools. Parents have to take children for evaluations sometimes costing thousands of dollars because it’s a learning issue. All children deserve a Free eduction. Until testing is done and proper programs are used not all children will be afforded that opportunity.
  • Jennifer Lopez
    signed via 2019-10-27 20:12:50 -0400
  • Daniel Thompson
    signed via 2019-10-27 19:00:35 -0400
  • Sarah Trapani
    signed via 2019-10-27 17:24:38 -0400
  • Darlene Ghosen
    signed via 2019-10-27 16:14:02 -0400
  • Margaret Traynor
    signed via 2019-10-27 12:23:16 -0400
  • Yolanda Thompson
    signed 2019-10-27 12:18:40 -0400
  • Bonnie Webb
    signed 2019-10-27 11:58:28 -0400
    I have 2 son’s with dyslexia. The system has not given them the help they need. This needs to change.
  • Jessica Macaluso
    signed 2019-10-27 11:32:40 -0400
    We do a lot of student testing in schools. It would be great if one of them was actually useful.
  • Faith Borkowsky
    signed 2019-10-27 09:05:00 -0400
  • Jennifer Decker
    signed via 2019-10-27 07:25:55 -0400
  • Maddie Freed
    signed via 2019-10-27 00:49:07 -0400
  • Laura Fabre
    signed via 2019-10-26 22:06:23 -0400
  • Maija Cekić
    signed via 2019-10-26 22:02:29 -0400
  • Melissa Karalis
    signed via 2019-10-26 19:29:20 -0400
  • Jonathan Bisson
    signed 2019-10-26 08:57:56 -0400
  • Amy Leahy
    signed via 2019-10-26 07:03:58 -0400