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

Liz Crotty
Tammie Schnier
Shauna Brika
Sarah Weber
Susan Corlett
Christine Cirlin
Barbara Lappetito
Dante Giordano
Patricia Amann
George mutschler
Annie Schmitt
Kim McCrea
Suheily Rodriguez
Katy Sanchez
Erin Difabio
Vanessa Lewis
Carissa Seidenfrau
David Goldwasser
Anzhela Tesker
Justin Barter
andrew lester
Doretta Tarangioli
Kristin O’Rourke
Rachel Bundick
Sheila Ahern
Beth Cassidy
Maria Tardio
Kelly Malice
Barbara Dalton
Bernadette Gorham
1,733 signatures

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  • Liz Crotty
    signed 2018-10-04 21:14:22 -0400
  • Tammie Schnier
    signed 2018-10-04 21:09:07 -0400
  • Shauna Brika
    signed via 2018-10-04 21:02:54 -0400
  • Sarah Weber
    signed 2018-10-04 21:01:43 -0400
  • Susan Corlett
    signed 2018-10-04 20:58:40 -0400
  • Christine Cirlin
    signed via 2018-10-04 20:48:23 -0400
  • Barbara Lappetito
    signed 2018-10-04 20:47:45 -0400
  • Dante Giordano
    signed via 2018-10-04 20:23:47 -0400
    Dante Giordano
  • Patricia Amann
    signed 2018-10-04 20:15:14 -0400
  • George mutschler
    signed 2018-10-04 20:12:06 -0400
    George mutschler
  • Annie Schmitt
    signed 2018-10-04 20:08:03 -0400
  • Kim McCrea
    signed 2018-10-04 20:05:28 -0400
  • Suheily Rodriguez
    signed 2018-10-04 20:04:57 -0400
    Thanks. Our society needs changes. I have Dyslexic Father, Brother, Daughter and Godchild. As low income parent it isnt easy getting my daughter the education she needs due to financial means. Yet our city is making our children disabled and doesn’t want to compensate them for disability.
  • Katy Sanchez
    signed via 2018-10-04 20:03:33 -0400
  • Erin Difabio
    signed 2018-10-04 19:55:50 -0400
  • Vanessa Lewis
    signed 2018-10-04 19:37:36 -0400
  • Carissa Seidenfrau
    signed via 2018-10-04 19:30:13 -0400
  • David Goldwasser
    signed via 2018-10-04 19:20:47 -0400
    Every child deserved every appropriate service and setting…
  • Anzhela Tesker
    signed 2018-10-04 19:06:19 -0400
    Anzhela Tesker
  • Justin Barter
    signed 2018-10-04 19:02:51 -0400
    Early intervention and multi sensory teaching is beneficial to all.
  • andrew lester
    signed 2018-10-04 19:00:46 -0400
  • Doretta Tarangioli
    signed 2018-10-04 18:54:06 -0400
    My daughter is dyslexic. She is now 26 years old , when we drive past her elementary school she says this is where they tortured me. She was in 5th grade and still could not read. We had to send her out of the community to a school that could teach her how to read, as she was also so very fragile having failed, If not for the Windward intervention of Orten Gilligham phonics she would have never learned how to read. The school district knew in kindergarten she was dyslexic yet the invention she needed was not provided or available. Totally unnecessary to do to a human especially a child when we know the treatment.
  • Kristin O’Rourke
    signed via 2018-10-04 18:51:06 -0400
  • Rachel Bundick
    signed 2018-10-04 18:49:04 -0400
  • Sheila Ahern
    signed 2018-10-04 18:34:22 -0400
  • Beth Cassidy
    signed 2018-10-04 18:31:05 -0400
  • Maria Tardio
    signed 2018-10-04 18:26:54 -0400
  • Kelly Malice
    signed 2018-10-04 18:20:43 -0400
  • Barbara Dalton
    signed 2018-10-04 18:17:51 -0400
    My son could not read going into 4th grade. He had a terrible journey as he started his school years and lost all confidence. He spent most of his time in school in the nurses office. The educators I trusted to help him encouraged us to put him in a contained classroom with a specialized teacher where he would get the most help. He couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him being placed with other children with all levels of emotional and physical disabilities. I cry every time I think about it. I put him in a school for children with language based learning disabilities and we had him repeat the 3rd grade. He was reading in a few short months and is now 17 a Jr. in high school and on the honor roll. He is in sports and I watched him give an amazing speech the other evening to his peers and an audience of parents and siblings. He works extremely hard, but the confidence he started life with is back and he reverts back to strategies he learned in his private school to get him through his school work. The public school never used the word dsylexia and had no idea how to help him. If he remained there he would have been a lost broken child unable to read or write. There are so many children like him out there. Please recognize them early and give the teachers the tools and strategies to help them properly, they will be the leaders of tomorrow I promise you! They do not now have a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) they are entitled to.
  • Bernadette Gorham
    signed 2018-10-04 18:09:00 -0400