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

Penelope LeFevre
Melissa FuncheonKolarik
Suheily Rodriguez Medina
John Rodrigues
Christine Scheinman
Christie Clarke
Elaine Mellon
Kathleen Hawkins
Samantha D’Ambrosio
Katerina Pennino
Patricia Allen
Alyson Smith
Molly Cavanaugh
Anna DellOlio
Danielle Morris
Karen Costa
Jennifer Newman
Stephanie Colacino
Kerri Perez
Elaine Murphy
Gina Rendo
Christine Benigno
Ian Allen
Maureen Hanley
Kim Nau
Linda Creamer
Shannon Allen
Laurel Dyer
Anneen Voegel
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  • Penelope LeFevre
    signed via 2019-10-23 05:41:17 -0400
  • Melissa FuncheonKolarik
    signed 2019-10-23 01:14:43 -0400
  • Suheily Rodriguez Medina
    signed via 2019-10-23 00:05:10 -0400
    Currently waiting for a settlement or impatial hearing for my dyslexic child whom is suppose to be attending 10th grd. NYC student need educator whom comprehend and can educate children with Dyslexia. The DOE needs to do meaningful recommendation and IEP’s, stop the labling.. Get them diagnos & treat/ remediate them. Our kids are being deprived of their FAPE in the appropriate timely manner to set them up for success. My child was diagnosed in 5th grd, held over and still struggling to get the FAPE. She has been in special ed since preschool, multiple meetings and never did they referred her out to get a independent evaluation.
  • John Rodrigues
    signed 2019-10-22 23:20:06 -0400
  • Christine Scheinman
    signed 2019-10-22 23:12:42 -0400
    My son was diagnosed in 1st grade grade only bc I took him!! His pre-K teacher told me something was wrong!! Now is struggling to catch up!!
  • Christie Clarke
    signed via 2019-10-22 23:02:41 -0400
  • Elaine Mellon
    signed 2019-10-22 22:42:09 -0400
    Originally from NY
  • Kathleen Hawkins
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  • Samantha D’Ambrosio
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  • Katerina Pennino
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  • Patricia Allen
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  • Alyson Smith
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  • Molly Cavanaugh
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  • Anna DellOlio
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  • Danielle Morris
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  • Karen Costa
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  • Jennifer Newman
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  • Jennifer Newman
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  • Stephanie Colacino
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  • Kerri Perez
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  • Elaine Murphy
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  • Gina Rendo
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  • Christine Benigno
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  • Ian Allen
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  • Maureen Hanley
    signed 2019-10-22 21:11:31 -0400
  • Kim Nau
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  • Linda Creamer
    signed 2019-10-22 21:03:13 -0400
  • Shannon Allen
    signed via 2019-10-22 20:52:52 -0400
  • Laurel Dyer
    signed via 2019-10-22 20:41:11 -0400
  • Anneen Voegel
    signed via 2019-10-22 20:23:48 -0400