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

Lucila Broide
Beverly Drucker
Heather O’Loughlin
Nancy Costa
Christina Carney
Lisa Rudley
Donna Arking
Laurie Windsor
Dayna Checketts
Lois Kaufman
John Toner
Barbara Higgins
Jeannine Mele
Maryann Labarbera
Phil Gaskill
Marvin Lewis
Leonard Kaufman
Monica Santiago
Donna Clarke
Aaron Spring
Liza Rolander
Dennis Allen
Abby Siskind
angel Encarnacion
Dorothy Bell
Louis Smith III
A'dreana Williams
1,782 signatures

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  • Lucila Broide
    signed 2019-10-04 19:52:10 -0400
  • Beverly Drucker
    signed 2019-10-04 19:44:40 -0400
  • Heather O’Loughlin
    signed 2019-10-04 19:36:17 -0400
    My son began struggling in first grade. I suspected dyslexia, but was told by my son’s reading teacher that they wouldn’t even recommend testing for dyslexia until fourth grade. I had him tested by a private neuropsych in third grade. He is now in fifth grade and continues to fall below grade level. If he had been screened earlier and received appropriate reading interventions, We could have avoided a lot of struggles that have affected his self esteem, and he might not be as far behind as he is now. This legislation is greatly needed in our state and across the country.
  • 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
  • Christina Carney
    signed 2019-10-04 17:49:06 -0400
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
  • Lisa Rudley
    @lisarudley tweeted link to this page. 2019-10-04 17:40:56 -0400
  • Lisa Rudley
    signed 2019-10-04 17:40:11 -0400
  • Donna Arking
    signed 2019-10-04 17:17:54 -0400
    As a mother of a son, now 31, who struggled intensely learning to read, but got the help he needed, I hope this excellent bill will pass and give many other youngsters the help they need. Thank you Robert Carroll for sponsoring it. Donna Arking, LCSW
  • Laurie Windsor
    signed 2019-10-04 17:02:40 -0400
    This is so overdue!
  • Dayna Checketts
    signed 2019-10-04 16:42:48 -0400
  • Lois Kaufman
    signed 2019-10-04 16:07:35 -0400
    My grandson want helped in local school. He was given OT. PT. Speech pull out services but nothing helped. 1 year at windward and he’s beginning to read and is more confident about his ability
  • John Toner
    signed 2019-10-04 16:03:34 -0400
  • Barbara Higgins
    signed 2019-10-04 16:00:37 -0400
  • Jeannine Mele
    signed 2019-10-04 15:08:08 -0400
  • Maryann Labarbera
    signed 2019-10-04 15:07:02 -0400
  • Phil Gaskill
    signed 2019-10-04 14:59:16 -0400
    You’re so great, Bobby. I’m so glad I know you.
  • Marvin Lewis
    signed 2019-10-04 14:44:13 -0400
  • Leonard Kaufman
    signed 2019-10-04 14:33:38 -0400
  • Monica Santiago
    signed 2019-10-04 14:30:34 -0400
  • Michael Racioppo
    @mike_racc tweeted link to this page. 2019-09-21 13:05:21 -0400
  • Donna Clarke
    signed 2019-06-10 09:08:40 -0400
  • Aaron Spring
    signed via 2019-06-04 15:11:46 -0400
  • Liza Rolander
    signed 2019-05-27 12:02:54 -0400
  • Dennis Allen
    signed 2019-05-27 08:18:05 -0400
  • Abby Siskind
    signed 2019-05-27 07:46:48 -0400
  • angel Encarnacion
    signed 2019-05-26 22:27:11 -0400
  • Dorothy Bell
    signed 2019-04-28 18:25:43 -0400
  • Louis Smith III
    signed 2019-04-23 16:54:51 -0400
  • A'dreana Williams
    signed 2019-04-22 16:32:18 -0400