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

Bree Dribbon
Elizabeth Booker
Whitney Langley
Helen Connolly
David Risk
Joyce Paul
Lisa Shuchman
Sephrah Towbin
Mariella Vargas
Carrie Davis
michael kaas
Catherine Lance
Margaret King
Darla Powers
Amy Withers
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
1,782 signatures

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  • 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
  • David Risk
    signed via 2018-10-02 10:11:44 -0400
    David Risk
  • Joyce Paul
    signed 2018-10-02 09:47:28 -0400
    I support this cause, there are alot of parents around the city and state that does not know their child might have a learning disability and this may be the cause of why they act the way they do, such as not wanting to do homework, failing test when they study hard, completing the work but still have difficulties understanding it. Sometimes it all can mean getting a tutor for your child and other times there may be something more behind it. Being able to know the resources are out there and finding places that can help is very important and can make a huge a difference.
  • Lisa Shuchman
    signed 2018-10-02 09:00:35 -0400
  • Sephrah Towbin
    signed via 2018-10-02 08:58:50 -0400
    Glad to see this. I think you over estimate the ability of the people running the public school system in NY. It’s a disaster. We face an astounding amount of sheer stupidity on a daily basis at our public school. It’s devistating for our child.
  • Mariella Vargas
    signed 2018-10-02 08:42:21 -0400
  • Carrie Davis
    signed 2018-10-02 07:55:15 -0400
  • 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
  • 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.