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

Lisa Kennedy
Lee Presser
Brooke Lyn’s Mom Jacqui
Reuben Davis
Dioselina Almanzar
Melanie Goldberg
Kathleen Sullivan
Zoe Kogan
Alison Beal
Chris Owens
Tara Valentin
Scott Shifrel
Rosie Padilla
Bob Lee
Aisling Wharton
Robert E Sullivan RN
Peter Weiss
Madeline Bassin
Kenneth Baer
Laurie Windsor
Eileen Mullaney-Newman
Carol Marsh
Jeanne Heifetz
Charlotta Koehler
Adam Cantwell
Talia Braude
Bree Dribbon
Elizabeth Booker
Whitney Langley
Helen Connolly
1,742 signatures

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  • Lisa Kennedy
    signed 2018-10-02 21:23:28 -0400
  • Lee Presser
    signed 2018-10-02 21:14:57 -0400
  • Brooke Lyn’s Mom Jacqui
    signed 2018-10-02 21:11:25 -0400
    It begins with one. Each one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains. #brookelynsmom #advocatefordyslexia #advocateforyourkids
  • Reuben Davis
    signed 2018-10-02 21:10:23 -0400
  • Dioselina Almanzar
    signed 2018-10-02 21:08:39 -0400
  • Melanie Goldberg
    signed 2018-10-02 21:06:29 -0400
    multi-sensory phonics-based reading intervention helped my son learn to read and helps my students (English Language Learners) too! Every child should have access to these programs.
  • Kathleen Sullivan
    signed 2018-10-02 20:49:15 -0400
    THANK You!!
  • Zoe Kogan
    signed via 2018-10-02 20:12:57 -0400
  • Alison Beal
    signed 2018-10-02 19:51:08 -0400
  • Chris Owens
    signed 2018-10-02 19:40:44 -0400
  • Tara Valentin
    signed 2018-10-02 19:16:54 -0400
    Proud mom of 1 in 5
  • Scott Shifrel
    signed 2018-10-02 18:32:45 -0400
    This is so important! Thank you for doing this!
  • Rosie Padilla
    signed 2018-10-02 18:12:52 -0400
  • Bob Lee
    signed via 2018-10-02 17:31:39 -0400
    My son and myself are dyslexic and we had to work through the issues ourselves with limited support from the school system. This a good first step to help children at an early stage.
  • Aisling Wharton
    signed 2018-10-02 17:17:00 -0400
    Please consider that many kids struggle academically due to other disabilities like dyscalculia and dysgraphia. These kids get overlooked since they read well and often have very high IQs. Educators need to be taught about these conditions and catch them early too.
  • Robert E Sullivan RN
    signed 2018-10-02 16:23:16 -0400
  • Peter Weiss
    signed 2018-10-02 16:21:04 -0400
    PETER R WEISS
  • Madeline Bassin
    signed 2018-10-02 16:06:10 -0400
    I am going to learn more about this!
  • Kenneth Baer
    signed 2018-10-02 16:05:53 -0400
  • Laurie Windsor
    signed 2018-10-02 15:57:57 -0400
  • Eileen Mullaney-Newman
    signed 2018-10-02 15:54:46 -0400
  • Carol Marsh
    signed 2018-10-02 15:53:51 -0400
  • Jeanne Heifetz
    signed 2018-10-02 15:49:55 -0400
  • Charlotta Koehler
    signed 2018-10-02 15:49:17 -0400
  • Adam Cantwell
    signed 2018-10-02 15:16:15 -0400
  • Talia Braude
    signed 2018-10-02 14:58:22 -0400
  • Bree Dribbon
    signed 2018-10-02 14:39:29 -0400
    Please do a video on dysgraphia, too!!!!!!
  • Elizabeth Booker
    signed 2018-10-02 12:24:12 -0400
    Elizabeth M Booker
  • Whitney Langley
    signed 2018-10-02 11:32:28 -0400
  • Helen Connolly
    signed 2018-10-02 11:16:46 -0400