Bill Text: NY K00247 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 6, 2021, as Dyslexia Awareness Day in the State of New York

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2021-05-05 - adopted [K00247 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-K00247-Introduced.html

Assembly Resolution No. 247

BY: M. of A. Simon

        MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
        May  6, 2021, as Dyslexia Awareness Day in the State
        of New York

  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that the State  of
New  York is committed to equal educational opportunities by identifying
obstacles  to  educational  advancement  and  helping  to  remove  those
obstacles; and

  WHEREAS, Dyslexia, which often runs in families, is a language-based
learning  disability  that is neurobiological in origin which interferes
with language  processing,  accurate  and/or  fluent  word  recognition,
spelling  and  decoding  abilities  and  reading  comprehension  despite
average or above average intelligence; and

  WHEREAS, Dyslexia varies in severity ranging from mild  to  profound
and  is characterized by a combination of difficulties with phonological
and orthographic processing leading to difficulties in reading, writing,
spelling, handwriting and/or math which can create a wide gap between an
individual's intellectual ability and  their  academic  and/or  personal
achievement; and

  WHEREAS,  Dyslexia  is identifiable as early as 4-6 years of age and
early intervention is beneficial as the negative consequences are highly
preventable through effective, direct instruction in phonemic awareness,
phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension; and

  WHEREAS, Dyslexia can affect anyone,  regardless  of  race,  gender,
culture or socioeconomic status and impacts up to 20% of the population;
and

  WHEREAS,  Literacy  skills for everyone is an important goal for the
State of New  York  and  dyslexia  affects  a  high  percentage  of  our
struggling  readers,  and it is important that we learn to recognize and
to address this learning difference so that each person in New York  has
the  opportunity  to  be  able to learn, read and spell proficiently and
reach their full potential; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to  proclaim  May  6, 2021, as
Dyslexia Awareness Day in the State of New York; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.
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