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

Amanda Cirignano
Patricia Dorff
Sarah Szen
Daniel Geller
Damien Glass
Henry Vas Nunes
Kimberly Stevens
Marcus Soutra
Brenden Wildes
Lori Srark
Hilary van Santen
Kim Johnson
Daniel Molloy
Lynn Carpenter
Martha Weintraub
Margaret & Robert Kogan
Marie Warshofsky
Camille Campanelli
Paul Benz
Lindsay Branch
Mary Cortese
Matthew Gunn
Sarah Axler
Ann Gregg
Valerie Champagne
Nuala O'Doherty
Lydia Gerthoffer
Melissa Oliver
Franco Gotte
2,401 signatures

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  • Amanda Cirignano
    signed 2018-10-03 12:27:29 -0400
  • Patricia Dorff
    signed 2018-10-03 12:24:43 -0400
    Patricia Dorff
  • Sarah Szen
    signed 2018-10-03 11:51:52 -0400
  • Daniel Geller
    signed 2018-10-03 11:51:21 -0400
  • Damien Glass
    signed 2018-10-03 11:38:46 -0400
  • Henry Vas Nunes
    signed 2018-10-03 11:10:38 -0400
  • Kimberly Stevens
    signed 2018-10-03 11:01:37 -0400
    I will definitely sign this to advocate for dyslexia awareness; however, what if we teach reading in a whole different way? We know a Structured Literacy program will work for everyone (regular readers, struggling readers, and dyslexics) so why don’t we just change the curriculum? We’ve changed the curriculum in math to common core, why not do something for reading as well, since we know it works.
  • Marcus Soutra
    signed 2018-10-03 10:39:47 -0400
    Marcus Soutra
  • Brenden Wildes
    signed 2018-10-03 10:34:41 -0400
  • Lori Srark
    signed 2018-10-03 10:31:34 -0400
  • Hilary van Santen
    signed 2018-10-03 10:29:59 -0400
  • Kim Johnson
    signed 2018-10-03 10:20:34 -0400
  • Daniel Molloy
    signed 2018-10-03 10:08:34 -0400
  • Lynn Carpenter
    signed 2018-10-03 09:55:58 -0400
  • Martha Weintraub
    signed 2018-10-03 09:55:35 -0400
  • Margaret & Robert Kogan
    signed via 2018-10-03 09:18:57 -0400
  • Marie Warshofsky
    signed 2018-10-03 08:56:24 -0400
  • Camille Campanelli
    signed 2018-10-03 08:33:15 -0400
  • Paul Benz
    signed 2018-10-03 08:02:57 -0400
    I too was dyslexic as a child and was never diagnosed. I had difficulty reading and stressed trying to keep up with the other kids.
  • Lindsay Branch
    signed via 2018-10-03 07:49:09 -0400
  • Mary Cortese
    signed 2018-10-03 07:40:42 -0400
  • Matthew Gunn
    signed 2018-10-03 06:09:47 -0400
  • Sarah Axler
    signed 2018-10-03 00:12:51 -0400
  • Ann Gregg
    signed 2018-10-02 23:16:00 -0400
    ANN LOUISE GREGG
  • Valerie Champagne
    signed 2018-10-02 22:57:47 -0400
    Valerie Champagne
  • Nuala
    @Nuala44575143 tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-02 22:15:28 -0400
  • Nuala O'Doherty
    signed 2018-10-02 22:15:09 -0400
    Nuala O’Doherty
  • Lydia Gerthoffer
    signed 2018-10-02 22:11:50 -0400
  • Melissa Oliver
    signed 2018-10-02 22:01:14 -0400
  • Franco Gotte
    signed 2018-10-02 21:46:54 -0400