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

Dolores Garcia
Elena Reidman
Jennifer Cherney
Jennifer Shap
Matthew Donohoe
Gabriela Alonso
Morgaine De Leonardis
Kara Gilmour
Jacob Sneva
Mandi Susman
Adam Kramer
Leslie de Oliveira
Caroline Mutter
Nicole Harris
Shoshana Beran
Bettyann Menza
Lauren Gallagher
David fisch
Akeela Azcuy
Ruth Hendelman
Beth Bechtel
Alessandra. Jaeger
Maggie Berg
Rachel Martin
Sheila Cameron
Eleanor Rubin
Norma Cirlin
Barbara Roth
Pina O’Donnell
Alexis Casano-Antonellis
2,463 signatures

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  • Dolores Garcia
    signed via 2018-10-11 16:21:02 -0400
  • Elena Reidman
    signed via 2018-10-11 16:16:40 -0400
  • Jennifer Cherney
    signed 2018-10-11 15:20:55 -0400
  • Jennifer Shap
    signed 2018-10-11 15:10:33 -0400
  • Matthew Donohoe
    signed 2018-10-11 15:09:31 -0400
  • Gabriela Alonso
    signed 2018-10-11 15:07:36 -0400
  • Morgaine De Leonardis
    signed 2018-10-11 14:51:33 -0400
  • Kara Gilmour
    signed 2018-10-11 14:48:41 -0400
  • Jacob Sneva
    signed 2018-10-11 14:47:25 -0400
  • Mandi Susman
    signed 2018-10-11 14:40:21 -0400
    This should have been done decades ago. Thousands of kids have gone under served because the NYC Board of Education does not provide proper screening and diagnosis for dyslexia. My family has spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on outside testing and private schools that really help my son who has dyslexia (reading), dysgraphia (writing) and dyscalcula (math). I hope this effort will allow all those kids out there whose families don’t have the means to get them the private education they need to succeed to have an amazingly positive school experience and help them to have productive and happy lives.
  • Adam Kramer
    signed 2018-10-11 14:34:04 -0400
  • Leslie de Oliveira
    signed 2018-10-11 14:33:57 -0400
  • Caroline Mutter
    signed 2018-10-11 14:33:42 -0400
  • Nicole Harris
    signed 2018-10-11 14:16:01 -0400
    Good Luck!
  • Shoshana Beran
    signed 2018-10-11 13:56:54 -0400
  • Bettyann Menza
    signed 2018-10-11 13:43:08 -0400
  • Lauren Gallagher
    signed 2018-10-11 13:12:16 -0400
  • David fisch
    signed 2018-10-11 12:26:48 -0400
    David fisch
  • Akeela Azcuy
    signed 2018-10-11 11:40:03 -0400
  • Ruth Hendelman
    signed via 2018-10-11 11:27:48 -0400
  • Beth Bechtel
    signed 2018-10-11 10:40:34 -0400
  • Alessandra. Jaeger
    signed 2018-10-11 10:35:27 -0400
  • Maggie Berg
    signed 2018-10-11 10:33:03 -0400
  • Rachel Martin
    signed 2018-10-11 10:29:35 -0400
    Rachel S Martin
  • Sheila Cameron
    signed 2018-10-11 10:03:34 -0400
    Children need to be tested for dyslexia at an early age. Please, please make sure those who have this condition are identified and are able to get the help they need. I’ve seen the results first hand in my granddaughter – she’s made a 180 degree turn to success and confidence.
  • Eleanor Rubin
    signed 2018-10-11 09:28:38 -0400
  • Norma Cirlin
    signed 2018-10-11 08:59:03 -0400
    This is a major issue that must be addressed by the NYS Legislature and the Governor before thousands more children are abandoned in the educational system.
  • Barbara Roth
    signed 2018-10-11 07:44:09 -0400
  • Pina O’Donnell
    signed 2018-10-11 07:41:55 -0400
  • Alexis Casano-Antonellis
    signed 2018-10-10 22:28:39 -0400