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

Judd Silverman
Sonia Kemp
Kerry Zion
Patricia Bernstein
Tyler Newton
Debbie Meyer
Amy Weintraub
Dan Campanelli
Joseph Del Prete
Gail Buckley
MaryBeth Carroll
Barra Bernstein
Mary Leopoldi
Elaine DeBerardine
Gerry Holland
Virginia Lance
Kirsty Carroll
Mary Ann Countryman
Jordan Thomas
Johanna Kiely
Megan Skelly
Daniela Folger-Walls
Raymond Sicignano
Chase Weller
Brooke Lyn Sicignano
Thomas Sicignano
1,646 signatures

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  • Judd Silverman
    signed via 2018-10-01 20:34:55 -0400
    Catching this at an early age is so vital—it is important that the kids understand that it is a condition, not an indictment of them nor something something to punish themselves about. The sooner one is helped to adjust to alternative learning processes, the better for the child’s overall development.
  • Sonia Kemp
    signed 2018-10-01 20:34:36 -0400
  • Kerry Zion
    signed 2018-10-01 20:34:01 -0400
    We are paying out of pocket for a Wilson tutor for our son because the public school does not offer any OG based reading programs. We can only fit in one or two sessions a week after school and he should get it everyday for 30/40 mins. Second grade reading at low kindergarten level still
  • Patricia Bernstein
    signed 2018-10-01 20:30:17 -0400
  • Tyler Newton
    signed 2018-10-01 20:21:43 -0400
  • Debbie Meyer
    signed 2018-10-01 20:17:16 -0400
    Teach all kids to read!
  • Amy Weintraub
    signed 2018-10-01 20:15:02 -0400
    I wholeheartedly support this idea. As a mom of a child with dyslexia, having her screened in kindergarten would have drastically reduced a lot of anxiety for her and would have given her a head start on intervention services.
  • Dan Campanelli
    signed 2018-10-01 19:37:18 -0400
  • Joseph Del Prete
    signed 2018-10-01 19:26:48 -0400
  • Gail Buckley
    signed 2018-10-01 19:17:23 -0400
  • MaryBeth Carroll
    signed 2018-10-01 19:01:25 -0400
    We know what to do, so there is no excuse for not teaching kids with Dyslexia how to read.
  • Barra Bernstein
    signed 2018-10-01 19:00:19 -0400
  • Mary Leopoldi
    signed 2018-10-01 18:34:18 -0400
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  • Elaine DeBerardine
    signed 2018-10-01 18:17:40 -0400
  • Gerry Holland
    signed 2018-10-01 18:14:30 -0400
    A worthy cause and a hopeful step for improving learning for all our students.
  • Virginia Lance
    signed 2018-10-01 17:42:46 -0400
  • Kirsty Carroll
    signed 2018-10-01 17:06:04 -0400
  • Mary Ann Countryman
    signed 2018-10-01 16:54:02 -0400
  • Jordan Thomas
    signed 2018-10-01 16:47:00 -0400
  • Johanna Kiely
    signed 2018-10-01 16:00:27 -0400
  • Megan Skelly
    signed 2018-10-01 15:50:37 -0400
  • Daniela Folger-Walls
    signed 2018-10-01 15:22:34 -0400
  • Raymond Sicignano
    signed 2018-10-01 15:20:20 -0400
  • Chase Weller
    signed 2018-10-01 15:20:09 -0400
  • Brooke Lyn Sicignano
    signed 2018-10-01 15:09:57 -0400
  • Thomas Sicignano
    followed this page 2018-10-01 14:17:29 -0400
  • Thomas Sicignano
    signed 2018-10-01 14:16:34 -0400
  • Robert Carroll
    published this page 2018-09-30 16:24:38 -0400
  • Robert Carroll
    published this page 2018-09-30 12:47:24 -0400