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

Dee Dee (Dorothy) Ricks
Joanne Clark
Hannah Meisenberg
Michaela Meier
Melissa Ceria
Andrea Acevedo
Jessica Arnemann
Adam Leader
Edmond Jalbert
Alex Gendzier
Tom O’Connor
Cynthia Bambace
John Acree
Corey Bachman
Deborah Tucciarone
Carly Lillo
Barbara Drayer
Douglas Dalessandro
Piers Cardew
Michelle Frey
AnnMarie Berger
Addison DelliPaoli
Jennifer Popp
Patricia Thomson
John Russell
Brian Ciampo
Rachel Ford
Mary Ricciardi
2,401 signatures

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  • Dee Dee (Dorothy) Ricks
    signed 2018-10-04 13:24:49 -0400
    My sons both struggle with processing disorders. They have attended some of the best private schools in Manhattan throughout their educational career. Despite many attempts to explain to these schools that my sons could not read, nothing was done by them to help. Fortunately, I have the means to be an advocate and voice for my children and we found The Windward School. Many others afflicted with learning disorders do not. We see this every day in my foundation. I can not urge you enough to screen at the kindergarten years. More often than not, when LDs go undetected, self esteem is destroyed leading to many issues currently plaguing our country.
  • Joanne Clark
    signed 2018-10-04 13:24:45 -0400
  • Hannah Meisenberg
    signed 2018-10-04 13:20:58 -0400
  • Michaela Meier
    signed 2018-10-04 13:18:33 -0400
  • Melissa Ceria
    signed 2018-10-04 13:18:05 -0400
  • Andrea Acevedo
    signed 2018-10-04 13:14:40 -0400
    My son was retained at the second grade. I removed him from public school. We are grateful he recieved the opportunity to attend The Windward School. Now he is a honor roll student athlete at a public New York City High School.
  • Jessica Arnemann
    signed 2018-10-04 13:14:40 -0400
    We need this change for our kids !!
  • Ex-Greenwich RTM member
    @GreenwichRTM tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-04 13:14:10 -0400
  • Adam Leader
    signed 2018-10-04 13:13:52 -0400
  • Edmond Jalbert
    signed 2018-10-04 13:11:21 -0400
  • Alex Gendzier
    signed 2018-10-04 13:11:04 -0400
  • Tom O’Connor
    signed 2018-10-04 13:07:56 -0400
    Mandatory screening for the good of the children
  • Cynthia Bambace
    signed 2018-10-04 13:05:48 -0400
  • John Acree
    signed 2018-10-04 13:05:41 -0400
    An easy way to help 20% of all children and save money too.
  • Corey Bachman
    signed 2018-10-04 13:03:33 -0400
  • Deborah Tucciarone
    signed 2018-10-04 13:02:37 -0400
  • Carly Lillo
    signed 2018-10-04 13:00:51 -0400
  • Barbara Drayer
    signed 2018-10-04 12:59:13 -0400
  • Charles Van Deventer
    @CharlesVanDeven tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-04 12:59:06 -0400
  • Douglas Dalessandro
    signed 2018-10-04 12:57:14 -0400
  • Piers Cardew
    signed 2018-10-04 12:56:07 -0400
  • Michelle Frey
    signed 2018-10-04 12:53:14 -0400
  • AnnMarie Berger
    signed 2018-10-04 12:50:35 -0400
  • Addison DelliPaoli
    signed 2018-10-04 12:48:54 -0400
  • Jennifer Popp
    signed 2018-10-04 12:47:57 -0400
    Jennifer G Popp
  • Patricia Thomson
    signed 2018-10-04 12:23:34 -0400
  • John Russell
    signed 2018-10-04 12:13:37 -0400
    John Russell As a former public school superintendent and as the current head of The Windward School, I am absolutely certain that this initiative will help all students become better readers, writers and spellers.
  • Brian Ciampo
    signed via 2018-10-04 12:12:28 -0400
  • Rachel Ford
    signed 2018-10-04 11:29:43 -0400
    This is long overdue. Every child should be screened.
  • Mary Ricciardi
    signed 2018-10-04 10:13:35 -0400