Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and Senator John E. Brooks Host 4th Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day in Albany

Students, advocates, and educators highlight the need for Dyslexia legislation
March 12, 2019

Albany, NY – On Thursday, March 14th, 2019, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn) and Senator John E. Brooks (D-Long Island) will host the 4th Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day in Albany. Students with dyslexia, parents, educators, and advocates from across New York State will attend to share their stories, promote a better understanding of dyslexia, and highlight the need for dyslexia-related legislation (early screening: A5259-A; teacher training: A6450). The event will feature a panel of people with dyslexia, including Helen Foster, Commissioner of the NYS Division of Human Rights, Assemblymember Robert Carroll, and others. The day will also feature guest speakers on education and technology and legislative visits.

Who:  

  • Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and Assembly colleagues
  • Senator John E. Brooks

Panelists:

  • Helen Foster, Commissioner, NYS Division of Human Rights
  • Assemblymember Robert C. Carroll
  • Paul Goicochea, Dyslexia Advocate
  • John P. McEneny, Teacher

What: The 4th Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day

When: Thursday, March 14th, 2019, 10am-12noon

Panel: 10:15-11:00am. Guest Speakers: 11-11:30am. View full agenda here.

Where: The Well, Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248