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

Judd Silverman
Sonia Kemp
Kerry Zion
Patricia Bernstein
Amy Weintraub
Daniel Campanelli
Joseph Del Prete
Gail Buckley
Barra Bernstein
Elaine DeBerardine
Gerry Holland
Kirsty Carroll
Mary Ann Countryman
Jordan Thomas
Johanna Kiely
Megan Skelly
Daniela Folger-Walls
Raymond Sicignano
Chase Weller
Brooke Lyn Sicignano
thomas Sicignano
2,480 signatures

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  • Judd Silverman
    signed via 2018-10-01 20:34:55 -0400
    Catching this at an early age is so vital—it is important that the kids understand that it is a condition, not an indictment of them nor something something to punish themselves about. The sooner one is helped to adjust to alternative learning processes, the better for the child’s overall development.
  • Sonia Kemp
    signed 2018-10-01 20:34:36 -0400
  • Kerry Zion
    signed 2018-10-01 20:34:01 -0400
    We are paying out of pocket for a Wilson tutor for our son because the public school does not offer any OG based reading programs. We can only fit in one or two sessions a week after school and he should get it everyday for 30/40 mins. Second grade reading at low kindergarten level still
  • Patricia Bernstein
    signed 2018-10-01 20:30:17 -0400
  • Amy Weintraub
    signed 2018-10-01 20:15:02 -0400
    I wholeheartedly support this idea. As a mom of a child with dyslexia, having her screened in kindergarten would have drastically reduced a lot of anxiety for her and would have given her a head start on intervention services.
  • Daniel Campanelli
    signed 2018-10-01 19:37:18 -0400
  • Joseph Del Prete
    signed 2018-10-01 19:26:48 -0400
  • Gail Buckley
    signed 2018-10-01 19:17:23 -0400
  • Barra Bernstein
    signed 2018-10-01 19:00:19 -0400
  • Elaine DeBerardine
    signed 2018-10-01 18:17:40 -0400
  • Gerry Holland
    signed 2018-10-01 18:14:30 -0400
    A worthy cause and a hopeful step for improving learning for all our students.
  • Kirsty Carroll
    signed 2018-10-01 17:06:04 -0400
  • Mary Ann Countryman
    signed 2018-10-01 16:54:02 -0400
  • Jordan Thomas
    signed 2018-10-01 16:47:00 -0400
  • Johanna Kiely
    signed 2018-10-01 16:00:27 -0400
  • Megan Skelly
    signed 2018-10-01 15:50:37 -0400
  • Daniela Folger-Walls
    signed 2018-10-01 15:22:34 -0400
  • Raymond Sicignano
    signed 2018-10-01 15:20:20 -0400
  • Chase Weller
    signed 2018-10-01 15:20:09 -0400
  • Brooke Lyn Sicignano
    signed 2018-10-01 15:09:57 -0400
  • thomas Sicignano
    followed this page 2018-10-01 14:17:29 -0400
  • thomas Sicignano
    signed 2018-10-01 14:16:34 -0400
  • Robert Carroll
    published this page 2018-09-30 16:24:38 -0400
  • Robert Carroll
    published this page 2018-09-30 12:47:24 -0400