To: The New York State House, The New York State Senate, Governor Andrew Cuomo, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Donald Trump

Define Dyslexia in Education Law

The current definition of dyslexia in Education Law is incorrect, misleading, and counterproductive (it is listed under head-injury!). Dyslexia affects 1 in 5 people or 20% of the population.
Support Bill# A07639
Support Bill# S05867

Why is this important?

My son is one of hundreds of thousands of students who was left unable to read in our public school system. Hours of time were spent working with school districts; advocating for training teachers in structured literacy approaches - without this, my son would not have learned how to read. Ensure all children learn how to read in our state public schools - sign this petition for the first step. Hundreds and thousands of children across NYS and nationally go through school without learning how to read. It is a social injustice and is completely preventable.
http://www.dyslexiaonlongislandny.org

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Reasons for signing

  • Pass dyslexia bills
  • Knowledge is power. A diagnosis at an early age can change the path of a child.
  • This is a necessity!