Petition - Dyslexia

One in five students is dyslexic.  50% of 4th Graders are not reading on grade level.  Only seven states nationwide evaluate all Kindergarten and 1st Graders for Dyslexia and as a consequence so many of our students go undiagnosed.

Join Brooke Lyn and me and sign our petition to call on the Governor, Mayor, Chancellor & Legislature to make New York the eighth state to universally screen all Kindergartners for dyslexia and to work together to dedicate the resources necessary to ensure that all of our children who struggle with dyslexia and other learning differences get the quality education that they deserve. 

Who's signing

Patricia Allen
Alyson Smith
Molly Cavanaugh
Anna DellOlio
Danielle Morris
Stephanie Colacino
Kerri Perez
Elaine Murphy
Gina Rendo
Christine Benigno
Ian Allen
Maureen Hanley
Kim Nau
Linda Creamer
Shannon Allen
Laurel Dyer
Melissa Wilson
Melissa Corso
April Shugars
Billie Jo Damboise
Adam Woodford
Deborah Overholt
Donna Kennedy
Heather Longyear
Katie Love
Dorothy Warner
Pamela Petrini Mele
Barbara Fjellman
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  • Patricia Allen
    signed via 2019-10-22 22:19:51 -0400
  • Alyson Smith
    signed via 2019-10-22 22:19:20 -0400
  • Molly Cavanaugh
    signed via 2019-10-22 22:15:37 -0400
  • Anna DellOlio
    signed via 2019-10-22 22:04:56 -0400
  • Danielle Morris
    signed via 2019-10-22 22:01:44 -0400
  • Jennifer Newman
    @TallDameinHeels tweeted link to this page. 2019-10-22 21:56:52 -0400
  • Stephanie Colacino
    signed 2019-10-22 21:40:28 -0400
  • Kerri Perez
    signed 2019-10-22 21:30:53 -0400
  • Elaine Murphy
    signed via 2019-10-22 21:24:38 -0400
  • Gina Rendo
    signed via 2019-10-22 21:22:13 -0400
  • Christine Benigno
    signed via 2019-10-22 21:21:12 -0400
  • Ian Allen
    signed via 2019-10-22 21:17:10 -0400
  • Maureen Hanley
    signed 2019-10-22 21:11:31 -0400
  • Kim Nau
    signed 2019-10-22 21:10:54 -0400
  • Linda Creamer
    signed 2019-10-22 21:03:13 -0400
  • Shannon Allen
    signed via 2019-10-22 20:52:52 -0400
  • Laurel Dyer
    signed via 2019-10-22 20:41:11 -0400
  • Melissa Wilson
    signed via 2019-10-22 20:18:13 -0400
  • Melissa Corso
    signed via 2019-10-22 19:59:16 -0400
  • April Shugars
    signed via 2019-10-22 19:39:18 -0400
  • Billie Jo Damboise
    signed via 2019-10-22 19:32:46 -0400
    Children with Dylexia are very smart given the chance of early help and diagnosis.
  • Kate B
    @KTBG10 tweeted link to this page. 2019-10-22 18:46:45 -0400
  • Adam Woodford
    signed 2019-10-22 18:41:25 -0400
    My daughter was diagnosed Dyslexic and has struggled for years. For many of those she believed she was stupid, until we received her diagnosis. Now that we know how to help her, she no longer thinks this. If only there had been earlier screening and we knew sooner she would have never had to feel that way. We owe it to our children to find these diagnosis sooner and treat them sooner. Once kids get to 4th grade, it’s 4 times harder to remediate.
  • Deborah Overholt
    signed 2019-10-22 18:25:00 -0400
    My granddaughter was diagnosed with dyslexia , she thought she was stupid before she was diagnosed…the relief on her face when she found out she wasn’t stupid brought tears to my eyes…we need early intervention for these children
  • Donna Kennedy
    signed 2019-10-22 13:25:09 -0400
  • Heather Longyear
    signed 2019-10-21 16:00:39 -0400
  • Katie Love
    signed 2019-10-21 09:43:57 -0400
    YES! Screen the kids and get them into multi-sensory teaching, before the learning gap is created!
  • Dorothy Warner
    signed 2019-10-19 19:28:46 -0400
  • Pamela Petrini Mele
    signed 2019-10-19 18:18:47 -0400
  • Barbara Fjellman
    signed 2019-10-19 15:09:47 -0400