Posts Tagged ‘Resources for Children With Special Needs NYC’

You Are Invited To A RCSN Movie Preview Event June 21st – To Rome With Love

Take me to the fair, take me to the fair, don’t know anywhere I would rather be

Every time I think of the cornucopia of special needs fairs coming up over the next few months I want to do a little dance (if you don’t get the Elvis reference above, that’s okay). I recently sent an apologetic email in which I confused the Family and Professional Resources Fair with the Special Needs Camp Fair, which read: Only in NYC are there enough special needs fairs to get them confused – amazing!

And amazing is the perfect word to describe not one, not two but all three fairs coming up this Fall/Winter. I plan to attend all of them, even if I have to drag all 3 of my kids along (though I’m really hoping this is not the case) and hope to see you there as well!

SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL FAIR, OCTOBER 25, 2011, 5:30-7:30PM or 646-505-5708 for more info

The JCC in Manhattan and YAI/NYL/LIFESTART partner to present the annual Special Needs School Fair. Representatives from preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools serving the New York City special needs community will be onsite to provide information and answers to your questions. School materials will be available.

Schools that have confirmed their attendance as of October 6th include:

Aaron Academy — The Aaron School — ABC/Merricat Castle School — Auditory/Oral School of NY StriVright — Birch Family Services — Brooklyn Autism Center Academy — Central Park Early Learning Center — Child Development Center, JBFCS — Clarke School for Hearing and Speech/New York — Cooke Center School — NYC Department of Education ASD Program — East River Child Development Center — The ELIJA School — The Gillen Brewer School — The Hallen School — The Ideal School — Imagine Academy for Children with Autism – The Lang School — LearningSpring School – Manhattan Children’s Center – Maplebrook School — Mary McDowell Friends School — Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf — The Opportunity Charter School — The Parkside School – QSAC — The Quad Manhattan Preschool Program — Rebecca School — Riverdale Nursery School and Family Center – The Shield Institute — Standing Tall — St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf — Stephen Gaynor School — United Cerebral Palsy of NYC (Queens and Manhattan Sites)– West End Day School – Windward School Lower School — The Winston Preparatory School — YAI/NYL William O’Connor Bay Ridge School — YAI/NYL The Gramercy School — YAI/NYL Harry H. Gordon — YAI/NYL Manhattan Star Academy — YAI/NYL Roosevelt Children’s Center


Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 405 West 59th St. at 9th Avenue

For parents, family members, People with developmental Disabilities, and professionals

Invaluable workshops
Info on services and supports from Over 90 service providers

Caregiver Extras

School Groups Must Preregister


Sat, 01/28/2012 – 11:00am – 3:00pm

Summer Programs for Children with Disabilities


Church of St. Paul the Apostle

(Entrance to Fair on Columbus Avenue near West 60th Street)

Sign Language provided

• Meet the camp directors

• Get a free copy Camps 2011-12

For more information call:

Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.

Hilda Melendez

212-677-4650 ext. 34

Space is limited! RCSN Workshop, Special Education Made Simple, this Thursday, Sept. 22, 9:30am-Noon

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Start the fall off right. Space is limited, register today!


Registration recommended: Register online at
Register by phone:Resources for Children with Special Needs: 212-677-4650




Creating a Meaningful Life after High School: Keynote Event June 6, 2011

Just passing along an email I received earlier today. This looks like a really excellent event for parents and special needs young adults. James is not quite here yet but I think about this topic all the time and would love to attend this panel discussion, and hope someone can benefit from this information:

Steven Morales graduated from the AHRC New York City Melissa Riggio Higher Education program at Kingsborough Community College in May 2010. He now works as a film production assistant, and contributes to the important mission of a vibrant non-profit organization in Manhattan.

Every parent wants their children to realize their dreams.

On Monday June 6, all parents and professionals have a chance to hear from leaders in the field of individualized supports about how to help their children design a meaningful life at this free event. Parents will learn how to explore and build on their young person’s passions and abilities, and design person-centered supports to help young adults live a life they choose, not one defined by their disability.

This is a chance for all parents to get a glimpse of the amazing possibilities that can be achieved through person-centered planning–and to understand the public funding streams available to support this work.

Steven Morales will be there to tell his story as well–together with Lisa Severino, a young staff member with the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State who has been living in supported housing with HeartShare for the past seven years, and Todd Irby-Rannair, a 2005 graduate of the Manhattan Occupational Training Center now working at a midtown law firm.

Please forward to any parents or professionals you know who might need this vital information. (Printable PDF here.) The event is free, but seating is limited. Online registration strongly recommended! Registered attendees will receive a free publication at the event.

Bright Futures FLYER

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