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

Bob Lee
Aisling Wharton
Robert E Sullivan RN
Peter Weiss
Madeline Bassin
Kenneth Baer
Eileen Mullaney-Newman
Carol Marsh
Jeanne Heifetz
Charlotta Koehler
Adam Cantwell
Talia Braude
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
2,071 signatures

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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