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

Kelsey Ashline
Regina Fahmy
Jennifer Fruedlin
Mary Kate Tomasi
Todd Ashline
Jamie Lynn Gallivan
Elizabeth Meister
Tina Fennelly
Deborah Matott
Maryjo Aidala
Christina Borecki
Judy Kaiser
Lisa Marini
Jim Toteno
Tina Falsitta
Meghan Conway
Dylan Toteno
Holy Toteno
Carolyn Dugan
Jonathan Small
Melissa Curto
Lynn Melnick
Holly Pevzner
Jessica Weitzman
Geoffrey DeBery
Lisa Gallivan
Charles Brown
Elise Harris
Victoria Mazzola
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  • Kelsey Ashline
    signed 2018-10-20 11:28:36 -0400
  • Regina Fahmy
    signed 2018-10-20 11:25:04 -0400
  • Jennifer Fruedlin
    signed 2018-10-20 11:02:04 -0400
  • Mary Kate Tomasi
    signed 2018-10-20 10:30:42 -0400
  • Todd Ashline
    signed 2018-10-20 10:15:53 -0400
  • Jamie Lynn Gallivan
    signed 2018-10-20 10:07:50 -0400
  • Elizabeth Meister
    signed 2018-10-20 10:06:46 -0400
  • Tina Fennelly
    signed 2018-10-20 09:56:55 -0400
  • Deborah Matott
    signed 2018-10-20 09:38:01 -0400
  • Maryjo Aidala
    signed 2018-10-20 09:23:53 -0400
  • Christina Borecki
    signed 2018-10-20 09:19:44 -0400
  • Judy Kaiser
    signed 2018-10-20 09:12:39 -0400
  • Lisa Marini
    signed 2018-10-20 09:09:59 -0400
  • Jim Toteno
    signed 2018-10-20 09:01:48 -0400
  • Tina Falsitta
    signed 2018-10-20 08:59:28 -0400
    Please. We need schools and instructional resources that are evidence based
  • Meghan Conway
    signed 2018-10-20 08:57:52 -0400
  • Dylan Toteno
    signed 2018-10-20 08:56:36 -0400
  • Holy Toteno
    signed 2018-10-20 08:53:34 -0400
    Holly Toteno
  • Carolyn Dugan
    signed 2018-10-20 08:29:58 -0400
    It’s about time!!!
  • Jonathan Small
    signed 2018-10-20 08:27:55 -0400
  • Melissa Curto
    signed 2018-10-20 08:23:52 -0400
  • Lynn Melnick
    signed 2018-10-20 08:17:59 -0400
  • Holly Pevzner
    signed 2018-10-20 07:27:43 -0400
  • Jessica Weitzman
    signed 2018-10-20 07:26:16 -0400
    As a teacher, I think this would be incredibly helpful! When students come to my upper elementary school class, if I suspect dyslexia, I have to gently bring it up to the parents and hope that they choose to have a private evaluation. It would benefit every student to find out early on and get help from the beginning so they can have a positive school experience.
  • Geoffrey DeBery
    signed 2018-10-20 07:25:09 -0400
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  • Lisa Gallivan
    signed 2018-10-20 06:53:00 -0400
    My sons dyslexia was missed in kindergarten and he was said to be immature and not trying hard. He lost all of first grade while the school had him in RTI and by the time he was diagnosed he was depressed and sick physically. Hated school and books which he once loved. He was acting out and not cooperating. Once he started Orton Gillingham tutoring he became confident in himself again and within a month was the little boy we missed. Proper diagnosis and instruction is so critical. Teaching schools how to deal with dyslexia is so critical. He was labeled as lazy and punished for not remembering his sight words. Unacceptable behavior from professionals. It destroyed my son. I paid $2000 for private testing to finally find the cause of his struggle. Dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD. Now my kindergarten son is facing this same broken path with early signs of dyslexia. It’s a shame and sickening. We have known since the 1930’s how to remediate dyslexia. It actually isn’t that confusing. Educate our teachers to educate our children!
  • Charles Brown
    signed 2018-10-19 23:40:34 -0400
    As the parent of two young women with learning differences, both who have learned to address the differences with early intervention, I fully support this initiative.
  • Elise Harris
    signed 2018-10-19 23:20:25 -0400
  • Victoria Mazzola
    signed 2018-10-19 22:42:34 -0400
  • Anne
    followed this page 2018-10-19 22:31:46 -0400