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

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
Peter Weiss
Madeline Bassin
Kenneth Baer
Eileen Mullaney-Newman
Carol Marsh
Jeanne Heifetz
Charlotta Koehler
Adam Cantwell
Talia Braude
Bree Dribbon
Elizabeth Booker
Whitney Langley
Helen Connolly
David Risk
Joyce Paul
Lisa Shuchman
Sephrah Towbin
2,479 signatures

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  • 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
  • Peter Weiss
    signed 2018-10-02 16:21:04 -0400
  • Madeline Bassin
    signed 2018-10-02 16:06:10 -0400
    I am going to learn more about this!
  • Kenneth Baer
    signed 2018-10-02 16:05:53 -0400
  • Eileen Mullaney-Newman
    signed 2018-10-02 15:54:46 -0400
  • Carol Marsh
    signed 2018-10-02 15:53:51 -0400
  • Jeanne Heifetz
    signed 2018-10-02 15:49:55 -0400
  • Charlotta Koehler
    signed 2018-10-02 15:49:17 -0400
  • Adam Cantwell
    signed 2018-10-02 15:16:15 -0400
  • Talia Braude
    signed 2018-10-02 14:58:22 -0400
  • Bree Dribbon
    signed 2018-10-02 14:39:29 -0400
    Please do a video on dysgraphia, too!!!!!!
  • Elizabeth Booker
    signed 2018-10-02 12:24:12 -0400
    Elizabeth M Booker
  • Whitney Langley
    signed 2018-10-02 11:32:28 -0400
  • Helen Connolly
    signed 2018-10-02 11:16:46 -0400
  • David Risk
    signed via 2018-10-02 10:11:44 -0400
    David Risk
  • Joyce Paul
    signed 2018-10-02 09:47:28 -0400
    I support this cause, there are alot of parents around the city and state that does not know their child might have a learning disability and this may be the cause of why they act the way they do, such as not wanting to do homework, failing test when they study hard, completing the work but still have difficulties understanding it. Sometimes it all can mean getting a tutor for your child and other times there may be something more behind it. Being able to know the resources are out there and finding places that can help is very important and can make a huge a difference.
  • Lisa Shuchman
    signed 2018-10-02 09:00:35 -0400
  • Sephrah Towbin
    signed via 2018-10-02 08:58:50 -0400
    Glad to see this. I think you over estimate the ability of the people running the public school system in NY. It’s a disaster. We face an astounding amount of sheer stupidity on a daily basis at our public school. It’s devistating for our child.