Sign the Petition to Support the Dyslexia Task Force Act!

My Dyslexia Task Force Act, A.2185-B/S.441-C, passed the Assembly and Senate! 

The bill will establish a statewide task force to examine appropriate and effective evidence-based screening, intervention, and support for students with and at risk of dyslexia and dysgraphia. This is the result of years of work and advocacy and represents the first major piece of legislation focused on dyslexia screening, curriculum, and teacher training that has ever passed in New York, so let's make sure the Senate passes this bill!

This legislation will mandate the Commissioner of the State Education Department to create a task force of educators, doctors, researchers, parents and advocates to examine and recommend the appropriate and evidence based screening methods, curriculum changes and teacher training that should be implemented for all students in kindergarten through 5th grade with dyslexia and dysgraphia.

Sign the petition to let the Governor know she should sign it into law! 




Who's signing

Justin Barter
andrew lester
Doretta Tarangioli
Kristin O’Rourke
Rachel Bundick
Sheila Ahern
Beth Cassidy
Maria Tardio
Kelly Malice
Barbara Dalton
Bernadette Gorham
Bridget Agosti
Crista Brown
Nina Stanton
Michelle Bond
Eric Cohen
Patrice Montalto
Denise Murphy
Anthony Caputo
Shalla Mosner
Dustin Hausner
Kerry Azoff
Laura Buckley
Katy Gemelli
Catherine Lu
Briana Tracy
Debbie Bunder
Amy Hogan
bronwen Bastone
Kimberley Berenson
2,480 signatures

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  • Justin Barter
    signed 2018-10-04 19:02:51 -0400
    Early intervention and multi sensory teaching is beneficial to all.
  • andrew lester
    signed 2018-10-04 19:00:46 -0400
  • Doretta Tarangioli
    signed 2018-10-04 18:54:06 -0400
    My daughter is dyslexic. She is now 26 years old , when we drive past her elementary school she says this is where they tortured me. She was in 5th grade and still could not read. We had to send her out of the community to a school that could teach her how to read, as she was also so very fragile having failed, If not for the Windward intervention of Orten Gilligham phonics she would have never learned how to read. The school district knew in kindergarten she was dyslexic yet the invention she needed was not provided or available. Totally unnecessary to do to a human especially a child when we know the treatment.
  • Kristin O’Rourke
    signed via 2018-10-04 18:51:06 -0400
  • Rachel Bundick
    signed 2018-10-04 18:49:04 -0400
  • Sheila Ahern
    signed 2018-10-04 18:34:22 -0400
  • Beth Cassidy
    signed 2018-10-04 18:31:05 -0400
  • Maria Tardio
    signed 2018-10-04 18:26:54 -0400
  • Kelly Malice
    signed 2018-10-04 18:20:43 -0400
  • Barbara Dalton
    signed 2018-10-04 18:17:51 -0400
    My son could not read going into 4th grade. He had a terrible journey as he started his school years and lost all confidence. He spent most of his time in school in the nurses office. The educators I trusted to help him encouraged us to put him in a contained classroom with a specialized teacher where he would get the most help. He couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him being placed with other children with all levels of emotional and physical disabilities. I cry every time I think about it. I put him in a school for children with language based learning disabilities and we had him repeat the 3rd grade. He was reading in a few short months and is now 17 a Jr. in high school and on the honor roll. He is in sports and I watched him give an amazing speech the other evening to his peers and an audience of parents and siblings. He works extremely hard, but the confidence he started life with is back and he reverts back to strategies he learned in his private school to get him through his school work. The public school never used the word dsylexia and had no idea how to help him. If he remained there he would have been a lost broken child unable to read or write. There are so many children like him out there. Please recognize them early and give the teachers the tools and strategies to help them properly, they will be the leaders of tomorrow I promise you! They do not now have a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) they are entitled to.
  • Bernadette Gorham
    signed 2018-10-04 18:09:00 -0400
  • Bridget Agosti
    signed 2018-10-04 17:54:40 -0400
  • Crista Brown
    signed 2018-10-04 17:54:04 -0400
  • Nina Stanton
    signed 2018-10-04 17:28:03 -0400
  • Michelle Bond
    signed 2018-10-04 17:15:50 -0400
  • Eric Cohen
    signed 2018-10-04 17:13:07 -0400
  • Patrice Montalto
    signed 2018-10-04 17:09:50 -0400
  • Denise Murphy
    signed 2018-10-04 17:09:21 -0400
    Denise Murphy
  • Anthony Caputo
    signed 2018-10-04 17:08:46 -0400
    Mia Caputo
  • Shalla Mosner
    signed via 2018-10-04 17:07:36 -0400
  • Dustin Hausner
    signed via 2018-10-04 17:06:56 -0400
  • Kerry Azoff
    signed 2018-10-04 17:02:33 -0400
  • Laura Buckley
    signed 2018-10-04 16:58:00 -0400
  • Katy Gemelli
    signed 2018-10-04 16:56:15 -0400
  • Catherine Lu
    signed 2018-10-04 16:50:59 -0400
  • Briana Tracy
    signed 2018-10-04 16:47:33 -0400
  • Debbie Bunder
    signed 2018-10-04 16:45:01 -0400
  • Amy Hogan
    signed 2018-10-04 16:43:43 -0400
  • bronwen Bastone
    signed 2018-10-04 16:43:02 -0400
    bronwen BASTONE
  • Kimberley Berenson
    signed 2018-10-04 16:41:11 -0400