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

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
Francis Corcoran
Jenny Hurwitz
Lisa Kennedy
Lee Presser
Reuben Davis
Dioselina Almanzar
Melanie Goldberg
Kathleen Sullivan
Zoe Kogan
Alison Beal
Chris Owens
Tara Valentin
Scott Shifrel
Rosie Padilla
Bob Lee
Aisling Wharton
Robert E. Sullivan RN
2,459 signatures

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  • 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
  • Francis Corcoran
    signed 2018-10-02 21:45:57 -0400
  • Jenny Hurwitz
    signed 2018-10-02 21:32:40 -0400
  • Lisa Kennedy
    signed 2018-10-02 21:23:28 -0400
  • Lee Presser
    signed 2018-10-02 21:14:57 -0400
  • Reuben Davis
    signed 2018-10-02 21:10:23 -0400
  • Dioselina Almanzar
    signed 2018-10-02 21:08:39 -0400
  • Melanie Goldberg
    signed 2018-10-02 21:06:29 -0400
    multi-sensory phonics-based reading intervention helped my son learn to read and helps my students (English Language Learners) too! Every child should have access to these programs.
  • Kathleen Sullivan
    signed 2018-10-02 20:49:15 -0400
    THANK You!!
  • Zoe Kogan
    signed via 2018-10-02 20:12:57 -0400
  • Alison Beal
    signed 2018-10-02 19:51:08 -0400
  • Chris Owens
    signed 2018-10-02 19:40:44 -0400
  • Tara Valentin
    signed 2018-10-02 19:16:54 -0400
    Proud mom of 1 in 5
  • Scott Shifrel
    signed 2018-10-02 18:32:45 -0400
    This is so important! Thank you for doing this!
  • Rosie Padilla
    signed 2018-10-02 18:12:52 -0400
  • 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