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

Andrew Bazarian
Stephanie Glaser
Owen Tyler
Alexandra Lobo
Tina Bowman
Mary Kenny
Julia Pilzer
Nancee Pearl
jeff overman
Jeffrey Wacksman
brett shevack
Gail Cirlin
Jodi Musoff
Natalie Curro
Dana Reynolds
Stuart Longley
Benjamin Cirlin
Marlowe Bamberger
kimberly salshutz
Nomi Weinberger
Joel Parodneck
Cloud Cloud
Anne Stutzman
Paul Cantwell
Samantha Aloi
Dorothy Sonnenburg
Terry Miller
Megan Edelstein
2,061 signatures

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  • Andrew Bazarian
    signed 2018-10-04 15:20:31 -0400
  • Katelyn
    signed 2018-10-04 15:20:21 -0400
  • Stephanie Glaser
    signed 2018-10-04 15:05:50 -0400
  • Owen Tyler
    signed 2018-10-04 15:02:48 -0400
  • Alexandra Lobo
    signed 2018-10-04 15:01:40 -0400
    I wholeheardly agree and thank you for taking on this important issue.
  • Tina Bowman
    signed 2018-10-04 14:57:59 -0400
  • Mary Kenny
    signed via 2018-10-04 14:55:40 -0400
  • Julia Pilzer
    signed 2018-10-04 14:50:31 -0400
  • Nancee Pearl
    signed 2018-10-04 14:46:20 -0400
    As a school psychologist and parent of a child with Dyslexia it is clear how imperative early screening and intervention is for these students. The cost to districts but even more to individuals to wait and intervene once the problem is impacting learning across the board is a cost that we as parents, educators and individuals with Dyslexia can not afford to pay.
  • jeff overman
    signed 2018-10-04 14:44:23 -0400
  • Jeffrey Wacksman
    signed 2018-10-04 14:42:45 -0400
  • brett shevack
    signed 2018-10-04 14:41:42 -0400
    My wife and I passionately support this initiative, which has to potential to transform the future of so many children with dyslexia, and do not have access to diagnosis, nor the best educational approach, particularly in their most formative years. The impact on their lives and their families cannot be over emphasized.
  • Gail Cirlin
    signed via 2018-10-04 14:40:57 -0400
  • Jodi Musoff
    signed 2018-10-04 14:38:17 -0400
  • Natalie Curro
    signed 2018-10-04 14:36:10 -0400
  • Dana Reynolds
    signed 2018-10-04 14:32:24 -0400
  • Stuart Longley
    @StuartLongley tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-04 14:31:46 -0400
  • Stuart Longley
    signed 2018-10-04 14:31:28 -0400
    I was very fortunate to receive the right education for my dyslexia as a child. It was the single most important experience of my life. It set the foundation for my academic, personal and professional success.
  • Benjamin Cirlin
    signed 2018-10-04 14:29:12 -0400
  • Marlowe Bamberger
    signed 2018-10-04 14:28:11 -0400
    I ABSOLUTELY support this; it needs to be a mandate to have the screening done early.
  • kimberly salshutz
    signed via 2018-10-04 14:23:37 -0400
    kimberly salshutz
  • Nomi Weinberger
    signed 2018-10-04 14:16:52 -0400
  • Joel Parodneck
    signed 2018-10-04 14:11:05 -0400
    We need to add screening for all children !
  • Cloud Cloud
    signed via 2018-10-04 14:08:29 -0400
  • Anne Stutzman
    signed 2018-10-04 14:08:00 -0400
  • Paul Cantwell
    signed 2018-10-04 14:06:33 -0400
  • Samantha Aloi
    signed 2018-10-04 14:04:52 -0400
  • Dorothy Sonnenburg
    signed 2018-10-04 14:04:10 -0400
    This is critically important to our children’s futures. Thank you.
  • Terry Miller
    signed 2018-10-04 13:56:40 -0400
    Windward gave my son what he needed to succeed.
  • Megan Edelstein
    signed 2018-10-04 13:56:09 -0400
    Please let me know if I can help in any way! I would love to donate my time to this!! I think it’s a brilliant idea and totally necessary! Thank you!