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

Melissa Corso
Lisa Stewart
April Shugars
Billie Jo Damboise
Adam Woodford
Deborah Overholt
Donna Kennedy
Heather Longyear
Krissy Gambitta
Katie Love
Misty Brady
Dorothy Warner
Pamela Petrini Mele
Barbara Fjellman
Alexandra Barreno-Feery
Kelly Jenkins
Katie Rodriguez
sheila Burr
Theresa Hollers
Kristine Dimola
Dana Bilt
Caron Trout
Peggy Miller
Oana Popescu
Mimi Bluestone
Justin Shepard
Devon DeCintio
Andrea Jaffee
1,991 signatures

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  • Melissa Corso
    signed via 2019-10-22 19:59:16 -0400
  • Lisa Stewart
    signed via 2019-10-22 19:44:24 -0400
  • April Shugars
    signed via 2019-10-22 19:39:18 -0400
  • Billie Jo Damboise
    signed via 2019-10-22 19:32:46 -0400
    Children with Dylexia are very smart given the chance of early help and diagnosis.
  • Kate B
    @KTBG10 tweeted link to this page. 2019-10-22 18:46:45 -0400
  • Adam Woodford
    signed 2019-10-22 18:41:25 -0400
    My daughter was diagnosed Dyslexic and has struggled for years. For many of those she believed she was stupid, until we received her diagnosis. Now that we know how to help her, she no longer thinks this. If only there had been earlier screening and we knew sooner she would have never had to feel that way. We owe it to our children to find these diagnosis sooner and treat them sooner. Once kids get to 4th grade, it’s 4 times harder to remediate.
  • Deborah Overholt
    signed 2019-10-22 18:25:00 -0400
    My granddaughter was diagnosed with dyslexia , she thought she was stupid before she was diagnosed…the relief on her face when she found out she wasn’t stupid brought tears to my eyes…we need early intervention for these children
  • Donna Kennedy
    signed 2019-10-22 13:25:09 -0400
  • Heather Longyear
    signed 2019-10-21 16:00:39 -0400
  • Krissy Gambitta
    signed via 2019-10-21 12:57:29 -0400
  • Katie Love
    signed 2019-10-21 09:43:57 -0400
    YES! Screen the kids and get them into multi-sensory teaching, before the learning gap is created!
  • Misty Brady
    signed 2019-10-19 20:52:25 -0400
    Had my kid been screened when he was in and out of reading lab k-3 I wouldn’t be going through the mess of his life from 4-8 and he’d be a much happier healthier child
  • Dorothy Warner
    signed 2019-10-19 19:28:46 -0400
  • Pamela Petrini Mele
    signed 2019-10-19 18:18:47 -0400
  • Barbara Fjellman
    signed 2019-10-19 15:09:47 -0400
  • Alexandra Barreno-Feery
    signed 2019-10-19 15:09:13 -0400
  • Kelly Jenkins
    signed 2019-10-19 14:52:08 -0400
  • Katie Rodriguez
    signed 2019-10-19 14:21:55 -0400
  • sheila Burr
    signed 2019-10-19 13:48:54 -0400
  • Theresa Hollers
    @t_hollers tweeted link to this page. 2019-10-19 11:06:10 -0400
  • Theresa Hollers
    signed 2019-10-19 11:05:42 -0400
  • Kristine Dimola
    signed 2019-10-19 07:22:29 -0400
  • Dana Bilt
    signed 2019-10-18 21:15:47 -0400
  • Caron Trout
    signed 2019-10-18 21:09:15 -0400
  • Peggy Miller
    signed 2019-10-17 16:21:50 -0400
  • Oana Popescu
    signed 2019-10-17 10:19:37 -0400
  • Mimi Bluestone
    signed 2019-10-16 16:43:55 -0400
  • Justin Shepard
    signed 2019-10-15 21:55:08 -0400
  • Devon DeCintio
    signed 2019-10-15 21:26:32 -0400
  • Andrea Jaffee
    signed 2019-10-15 19:12:35 -0400