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

Katie Rodriguez
sheila Burr
Kristine Dimola
Caron Trout
Peggy Miller
Oana Popescu
Mimi Bluestone
Justin Shepard
Devon DeCintio
Andrea Jaffee
Laura Frese
Michele Amoroso
amy meehan
Ena Kuromiya
Lillie Artale
Jason Durham
jennifer goldfrank
Lillie Smith
Julia Abraham
kris cassell
Esta Bigler
Kari Nelson
Vicki Markowski
Nick Goater
Josephine Bentivegna
Lucila Broide
Beverly Drucker
Nancy Costa
2,475 signatures

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  • Katie Rodriguez
    signed 2019-10-19 14:21:55 -0400
  • sheila Burr
    signed 2019-10-19 13:48:54 -0400
  • Theresa Hollers
    @t_hollers tweeted link to this page. 2019-10-19 11:06:10 -0400
  • Kristine Dimola
    signed 2019-10-19 07:22:29 -0400
  • Caron Trout
    signed 2019-10-18 21:09:15 -0400
  • Peggy Miller
    signed 2019-10-17 16:21:50 -0400
  • Oana Popescu
    signed 2019-10-17 10:19:37 -0400
  • Mimi Bluestone
    signed 2019-10-16 16:43:55 -0400
  • Justin Shepard
    signed 2019-10-15 21:55:08 -0400
  • Devon DeCintio
    signed 2019-10-15 21:26:32 -0400
  • Andrea Jaffee
    signed 2019-10-15 19:12:35 -0400
  • Laura Frese
    signed 2019-10-15 16:34:48 -0400
  • Michele Amoroso
    signed 2019-10-13 08:57:27 -0400
    As the parent of 2 daughters with very different learning styles, I witnessed first hand how phonics based strategies supported my younger daughter in learning to read. At the end of first grade when she was still struggling to sound out words, quickly frustrated by the 20 minutes of reading “homework” each day, I had her privately tested and we were all (even her wonderful classroom teacher) shocked to learn that she did not know any of her vowel sounds. After about 6 months of tutoring 1 day per week (with carryover at home) using the Orton-Gillingham program, she became a strong, confident reader, who now names reading as one of very favorite activities. I credit that early identification and relatively short intervention with the success she was able to achieve. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I know the importance of early intervention, and passionately support this work.
  • amy meehan
    signed 2019-10-11 18:54:08 -0400
  • Ena Kuromiya
    signed 2019-10-11 17:51:21 -0400
  • Lillie Artale
    signed 2019-10-11 17:49:42 -0400
  • Jason Durham
    signed 2019-10-11 12:16:54 -0400
    Jason Durham
  • jennifer goldfrank
    signed 2019-10-08 16:45:29 -0400
  • Lillie Smith
    signed 2019-10-08 12:18:34 -0400
  • Julia Abraham
    signed 2019-10-07 21:50:47 -0400
    Please help us, we are desperate. If I died tomorrow, my child would be functionally illiterate. We have been bullied, we have been gaslit, we have been lied to by our school and our district. My child has been neglected, yelled at, and bullied for a learning disability we HAVE treatment for. We are facing the possibility of having to gut our child’s 529 plan – her future – in order to fight the Department of Education for the free, appropriate public school education that is her right. And we may lose. We may lose our child’s quality of life in the present and for the rest of her life.

    Her father and I are working people, we have worked hard and long for the State of New York. We have paid our taxes, we have made businesses successful, we have done our part. And in return, the State and City are WILLFULLY failing our child. Condemning our child to a lifetime of illiteracy, dependency and tormenting our family. Every. Single. Day.

    My child has been diagnosed with “textbook” dyslexia by a DOE Clinical Neuropsychologist. We have thousands of providers who can treat her and the other 20% of children who present with Dyslexia. We have methods that could correct Dyslexia NOW. Our school system is one of the most well funded in the entire country. Open your eyes!

    This is wrong. THIS is what evil looks like.

    Help us! Help these children!

    What good is the knowledge you will not use!

    What good is the money you will not spend!

    What good is a city where 1 in 5 children are condemned to illiteracy before they even begin school!
  • kris cassell
    signed 2019-10-07 11:45:33 -0400
    kris cassell
  • Esta Bigler
    signed 2019-10-06 16:30:42 -0400
    Esta Bigler
  • Kari Nelson
    signed 2019-10-05 09:05:22 -0400
  • Vicki Markowski
    signed 2019-10-04 21:54:35 -0400
  • Nick Goater
    signed 2019-10-04 21:26:54 -0400
  • Josephine Bentivegna
    signed 2019-10-04 21:15:56 -0400
  • Lucila Broide
    signed 2019-10-04 19:52:10 -0400
  • Beverly Drucker
    signed 2019-10-04 19:44:40 -0400
  • Nancy Costa
    signed 2019-10-04 18:37:59 -0400
  • Kevin King
    @MobileGist tweeted link to this page. 2019-10-04 18:00:35 -0400