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

Sephrah Towbin
Mariella Vargas
Carrie Davis
michael kaas
Catherine Lance
Margaret King
Darla Powers
Amy Withers
Lisa Mitchell
Betsy MacDermott-Duffy
Fumi Otomo
Maria Heredia
Ellen sills-levy
Jennifer Parendo
Merryl Casanova
Jolene Perry
Cynthia Arbulu-Vacca
Eugene Shapiro
Janie Bernstein
Andrea Giuria
Charlie Perez
Johanna Garcia
Nancy Ruddy
Stephanie Castellano
Jennifer Nelson
Alison Tuff
Frank Seddio
Sharon Bonios
Maria Dollas
martin zukerman
2,480 signatures

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  • 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.
  • Mariella Vargas
    signed 2018-10-02 08:42:21 -0400
  • Carrie Davis
    signed 2018-10-02 07:55:15 -0400
  • michael kaas
    signed 2018-10-02 07:52:12 -0400
  • Catherine Lance
    signed 2018-10-02 07:44:20 -0400
    Good luck with your initiative, Bobby!
  • Margaret King
    signed 2018-10-02 07:40:21 -0400
  • Darla Powers
    signed 2018-10-02 07:07:36 -0400
  • Amy Withers
    signed 2018-10-02 06:23:12 -0400
  • Lisa Mitchell
    signed 2018-10-02 05:54:49 -0400
    Please bring awareness and screeners mandatory for all of the United States!
  • Betsy MacDermott-Duffy
    signed 2018-10-02 03:57:32 -0400
  • Fumi Otomo
    signed 2018-10-01 22:55:27 -0400
  • Maria Heredia
    signed 2018-10-01 22:35:46 -0400
    Maria Heredia
  • Ellen sills-levy
    signed 2018-10-01 22:35:36 -0400
  • Jennifer Parendo
    signed 2018-10-01 22:34:31 -0400
  • Merryl Casanova
    signed 2018-10-01 22:28:16 -0400
    Please keep fighting for this. Public schools need support to do this job for all students!
  • Jolene Perry
    signed 2018-10-01 22:05:15 -0400
  • Cynthia Arbulu-Vacca
    signed 2018-10-01 22:04:54 -0400
    Thank you for addressing dyslexia screening. I’d be interested in knowing more about passing bill for the state of New York.
  • Eugene Shapiro
    signed 2018-10-01 22:02:11 -0400
    I’m dyslexic and was never tested. I was always “could be better” however, I was doing the best I could
  • Janie Bernstein
    signed 2018-10-01 21:58:17 -0400
  • Andrea Giuria
    signed 2018-10-01 21:57:13 -0400
  • Charlie Perez
    signed 2018-10-01 21:41:40 -0400
  • Johanna Garcia
    signed 2018-10-01 21:41:29 -0400
  • Nancy Ruddy
    signed 2018-10-01 21:37:40 -0400
    I am the parent of a child w dyslexia who got her needs met only because I happen to be a psychologist and knew how to get her assessed and managed, and how to advocate for her. A high percentage of people in jail have learning issues – which makes sense right? Catch this issue EARLY, INTERVENE, and avoid a lifetime of heartache. Thank you.
  • Stephanie Castellano
    signed 2018-10-01 21:36:17 -0400
  • Jennifer Nelson
    signed 2018-10-01 21:35:22 -0400
  • Alison Tuff
    signed 2018-10-01 21:35:08 -0400
    ALL of NYS desperately needs this!
  • Frank Seddio
    signed 2018-10-01 21:27:37 -0400
  • Sharon Bonios
    signed 2018-10-01 21:19:02 -0400
  • Maria Dollas
    signed 2018-10-01 21:09:55 -0400
  • martin zukerman
    signed 2018-10-01 20:37:01 -0400
    this is the right choice