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

michael kaas
Catherine Lance
Margaret King
Darla Powers
Amy Withers
Jeannine Mele
Lisa Mitchell
Betsy MacDermott-Duffy
Fumi Otomo
Maria Heredia
Ellen sills-levy
Jennifer Parendo
Merryl Casanova
Jolene Perry
Cynthia Arbulu-Vacca
Eugene Shapiro
Janie Bernstein
Andrea Giuria
Charlie Perez
Johanna Garcia
Nancy Ruddy
Stephanie Castellano
Jennifer Nelson
Alison Tuff
Frank Seddio
Allison McDermott
Sharon Bonios
Maria Dollaa
Kerri Perez
martin zukerman
1,646 signatures

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  • michael kaas
    signed 2018-10-02 07:52:12 -0400
  • Catherine Lance
    signed 2018-10-02 07:44:20 -0400
    Good luck with your initiative, Bobby!
  • Margaret King
    signed 2018-10-02 07:40:21 -0400
  • Darla Powers
    signed 2018-10-02 07:07:36 -0400
  • Amy Withers
    signed 2018-10-02 06:23:12 -0400
  • Jeannine Mele
    signed 2018-10-02 06:12:38 -0400
  • Lisa Mitchell
    signed 2018-10-02 05:54:49 -0400
    Please bring awareness and screeners mandatory for all of the United States!
  • Betsy MacDermott-Duffy
    signed 2018-10-02 03:57:32 -0400
  • Fumi Otomo
    signed 2018-10-01 22:55:27 -0400
  • Maria Heredia
    signed 2018-10-01 22:35:46 -0400
    Maria Heredia
  • Ellen sills-levy
    signed 2018-10-01 22:35:36 -0400
  • Jennifer Parendo
    signed 2018-10-01 22:34:31 -0400
  • Merryl Casanova
    signed 2018-10-01 22:28:16 -0400
    Please keep fighting for this. Public schools need support to do this job for all students!
  • Jolene Perry
    signed 2018-10-01 22:05:15 -0400
  • Cynthia Arbulu-Vacca
    signed 2018-10-01 22:04:54 -0400
    Thank you for addressing dyslexia screening. I’d be interested in knowing more about passing bill for the state of New York.
  • Eugene Shapiro
    signed 2018-10-01 22:02:11 -0400
    I’m dyslexic and was never tested. I was always “could be better” however, I was doing the best I could
  • Janie Bernstein
    signed 2018-10-01 21:58:17 -0400
  • Andrea Giuria
    signed 2018-10-01 21:57:13 -0400
  • Charlie Perez
    signed 2018-10-01 21:41:40 -0400
  • Johanna Garcia
    signed 2018-10-01 21:41:29 -0400
  • Nancy Ruddy
    signed 2018-10-01 21:37:40 -0400
    I am the parent of a child w dyslexia who got her needs met only because I happen to be a psychologist and knew how to get her assessed and managed, and how to advocate for her. A high percentage of people in jail have learning issues – which makes sense right? Catch this issue EARLY, INTERVENE, and avoid a lifetime of heartache. Thank you.
  • Stephanie Castellano
    signed 2018-10-01 21:36:17 -0400
  • Jennifer Nelson
    signed 2018-10-01 21:35:22 -0400
  • Alison Tuff
    signed 2018-10-01 21:35:08 -0400
    ALL of NYS desperately needs this!
  • Frank Seddio
    signed 2018-10-01 21:27:37 -0400
  • Allison McDermott
    signed 2018-10-01 21:21:17 -0400
    Thank you for addressing this critical issue!
  • Sharon Bonios
    signed 2018-10-01 21:19:02 -0400
  • Maria Dollaa
    signed 2018-10-01 21:09:55 -0400
  • Kerri Perez
    signed 2018-10-01 20:50:07 -0400
    Signing this because I am a dyslexic raising two dyslexic boys.
  • martin zukerman
    signed 2018-10-01 20:37:01 -0400
    this is the right choice