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

Kelly Malice
Barbara Dalton
Bernadette Gorham
Barbara Salz
Bridget Agosti
Crista Brown
Nina Stanton
Michelle Bond
Eric Cohen
Patrice Montalto
Denise Murphy
Anthony Caputo
Shalla Mosner
Dustin Hausner
Kerry Azoff
Laura Buckley
Katy Gemelli
Catherine Lu
Briana Tracy
Debbie Bunder
Amy Hogan
bronwen Bastone
Kimberley Berenson
Jonas Fajgenbaum
Maria Stanton
Stephen Littell
Shani Thornton
Kristen Boyle
Beth Foltman
Doreen Luff
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  • 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
  • Barbara Salz
    signed 2018-10-04 17:54:55 -0400
    If they can’t learn the way we teach we must teach the way they learn. This is a civil rights issue!
  • Bridget Agosti
    signed 2018-10-04 17:54:40 -0400
  • Crista Brown
    signed 2018-10-04 17:54:04 -0400
  • Nina Stanton
    signed 2018-10-04 17:28:03 -0400
  • Michelle Bond
    signed 2018-10-04 17:15:50 -0400
  • Eric Cohen
    signed 2018-10-04 17:13:07 -0400
  • Patrice Montalto
    signed 2018-10-04 17:09:50 -0400
  • Denise Murphy
    signed 2018-10-04 17:09:21 -0400
    Denise Murphy
  • Anthony Caputo
    signed 2018-10-04 17:08:46 -0400
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  • Shalla Mosner
    signed via 2018-10-04 17:07:36 -0400
  • Dustin Hausner
    signed via 2018-10-04 17:06:56 -0400
  • Kerry Azoff
    signed 2018-10-04 17:02:33 -0400
  • Laura Buckley
    signed 2018-10-04 16:58:00 -0400
  • Katy Gemelli
    signed 2018-10-04 16:56:15 -0400
  • Catherine Lu
    signed 2018-10-04 16:50:59 -0400
  • Briana Tracy
    signed 2018-10-04 16:47:33 -0400
  • Debbie Bunder
    signed 2018-10-04 16:45:01 -0400
  • Amy Hogan
    signed 2018-10-04 16:43:43 -0400
  • bronwen Bastone
    signed 2018-10-04 16:43:02 -0400
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  • Kimberley Berenson
    signed 2018-10-04 16:41:11 -0400
  • Jonas Fajgenbaum
    signed 2018-10-04 16:40:57 -0400
  • Maria Stanton
    signed 2018-10-04 16:21:34 -0400
  • Stephen Littell
    signed 2018-10-04 16:16:41 -0400
  • Shani Thornton
    signed 2018-10-04 16:15:14 -0400
  • Kristen Boyle
    signed 2018-10-04 16:14:01 -0400
  • Beth Foltman
    signed 2018-10-04 16:12:56 -0400
  • Doreen Luff
    signed via 2018-10-04 16:03:07 -0400