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Reminder: Special Needs Sports and Extracurricular Activities Meeting Tomorrow, Oct. 21st!

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

I hope to see many of you at the first 2011-2012 meeting tomorrow!

We have some great speakers and a ton of information will be available on everything from basketball to music lessons to weekend social groups. For more information go to the Upcoming Events page or email me directly.

Event Reminder and Details – BounceU Brooklyn Cosmic Bounce on Saturday, August 6th!

You need to call and reserve a spot for this event if you plan to attend because space is limited! It sounds like there are two big areas with obstacle courses, dodgeball, basketball, slides, etc. I called and explained that we were bringing a special needs child and was assured that there would be appropriate activities for him. I was also told that anyone under 2 is free and anyone over 18 is free. We plan to go bounce, then stop for lunch afterward. Hope you can join us! Book online or by phone, info is below:

Time:  10:50 AM – 12:05 PM

Date: August 6, 2011

Place: BounceU Brooklyn


Come join us for a Cosmic Bounce!

With one hour and fifteen minutes of bouncing around in the bounce rooms with the cosmic lights, you are bound to have fun! 

Space is LIMITED!  Prepayment is Required to secure a reservation as  

  our slots book up very fast!  Socks and signed waiver are required to play.

Click to purchase your Ticket Now!

347-450-JUMP (5867)
 Free Parking in Basement   
* Cosmic/Open Bounce Hours are subject to change, prepayment is REQUIRED to secure a reservation and is non-refundable.

Adults are FREE with paying child.  Walk-ins will not be accepted if an event is full.

Call for Speakers for the 2011-12 meeting season

Many of you who read my blog have met me at one of the PS 163 cafe meetings over the past 2 years. We have had some really amazing speakers this past school year, and in an effort to outdo myself I am putting out a notice for some of the meeting topics that could benefit from a couple more people.

Right now I am looking for:

1) Parents of special needs children who a) are entering a special needs NYC approved private elementary, middle or high school, or b) have a special needs child who has transitioned from a public school to a private school setting, or c) have a special needs child who resides in a CTT or contained pubic school classroom setting in grades 1-12 who would be willing to sit in a round table discussion about their experience with the school, the search for the right school, the admission process, and answer questions from other parents.

2) Agencies or individuals who provide an extracurricular service to the special needs population, such as sports, music, art, a social skills group, a mentoring program, tutoring, etc.

3) Financial planners or consultants with experience in planning for the future financial needs of families with special needs members.

4) Special needs people with a unique talent in music, art, cooking, athletics, or anything you’d like to mention!

If interested, please email me at with your information so I can fill in a few spots for next year’s meetings. I will post more details regarding each meeting as dates and information becomes available. Also keep an eye out for the post about our Summer group’s first meeting!

DMF Spring Concert May 22nd – limited seats open to the public!

I am so excited that DMF’s Spring concert is right around the corner! Daniel’s Music Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides free musical instruction to all individuals with disabilities in the NYC area. James has been a member for 2 years and it is one of the most inspiring activities I have had the pleasure to see him participate in. He learns a lot in music every week, has made some great friends and has gained confidence and social skills beyond our expectations. Not to mention that meeting the Trush family alone is worth joining the group.

Some of you were fortunate enough to meet co-founders Ken and Daniel Trush at the March meeting. You also got to see (after much technical difficulty) a brief but inspiring clip from one of the concerts and a live performance by Daniel himself. DMF members put on performances twice a year and after every one I feel amazed, hope-filled and motivated to do better with my own child. Because of growing popularity and an increase in members, Daniel’s Music Foundation will be holding two concerts (instead of one) on May 22nd, at 1pm and 4pm at The Dalton School on the UES. James will be ushering and performing during the 4p.m. concert.

Concerts are usually filled with friends and family, but since there are two performances there will be a limited amount of seats open to the public! The cost is a donation, any amount small or large makes a difference. If you would like to attend one of these fabulous concerts, please email me to RSVP. To learn more about DMF, visit