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The Child’s Place: Special Needs Programming At Brooklyn Public Library

(Some) Special Needs Events Around NYC August/September 2012

Sorry, I’ve fallen a bit behind on posting great events like these this summer. Here are some of the unique meetings, workshops, events and classes being offered through September for special needs children and caregivers. And don’t forget to check Upcoming Events for social meetups of The Foorce.

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8/15/12, 10:00AM

How to Seek and Maintain Accessible Housing

UCP, 1770 Stillwell Ave,1st floor, Bronx

718-436-7979 ext 704, familyconnect@ucpnyc.org

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8/16/12, 10:00AM

Getting Your Child To and From School: The Ins and Outs of School Transportation

Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

718 – 998-3000

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8/17/12, all day events 

Surfers’ Environmental Alliance’s 6th Annual: SEAPaddle NYC Event and White Water Evening for Autism

http://www.seapaddlenyc.org/2012-seapaddle-nyc-and-elite-race

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8/23/12, 10:00-12:30PM  

Sexuality Education: Why it Matters and Where to Start

YAI,460 West 34th St., 11th floor, Manhattan

YAI LINK 212-273-6182 or toll free 1-866-2-YAILINK

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8/30/12, 10:00AM  

Yoga and Relaxation

YAI,460 West 34th St., 11th floor, Manhattan

YAI LINK 212-273-6182 or toll free 1-866-2-YAILINK

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9/8/12, 7:30PM

My Time Inc. Wine and Cheese

1312 E 84th St, Brooklyn

mytimeinc.org

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9/12/12, 10:00-12:30PM

What to do if You’re Just Getting Started- Accessing Services

YAI, 460 West 34th St., 11th floor, Manhattan

YAI LINK 212-273-6182 or toll free 1-866-2-YAILINK

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9/15/12, 3:00-4:00PM

Dance FUNdamentals – ages 11-17

Mark Morris Dance Studios, Brooklyn

runs through 11/3/12  every Saturday, $130

http://www.extremekidsandcrew.org

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9/22/12, 10:00AM

FINDING NEMO

AMC SFF Films

http://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films

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9/22/12, 12:00PM

18th Annual NYC Buddy Walk in Central Park

http://www.buddywalk.org

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9/30/12, 1:00PM

Autism Friendly performance of “The Lion King”

Minskoff Theater, 200 W 45th St, Manhattan

http://www.tdf.org/thelionking (get on the waitlist in case there are cancellations)

Special Aces Tennis Starts Next Week – Limited Spaces Still Available!

The Prospect Park Tennis Center will offer group tennis instruction for children with special needs this month. Their amazing staff of tennis professionals and physical and occupational therapists will provide children with the individual attention they need to enjoy the experience of tennis.

The Special Aces usually run during the year but for the first time they are offering summer sessions from July 9 – 12 and July 16-19, Monday through Thursday: 4 – 6 p.m.

Going to be out of town for one of the weeks? Only available on Thursdays this summer? You’re still in luck – since this is a new program players have the option of choosing how many and which days they’d like to attend during the two weeks of camp (advance registration is required). And the price is not bad either – between $30-60 per session depending on how many hours you sign up for.

Watch a short video about Special Aces

Read about Special Aces in NY Tennis Magazine

Tennis is one of the only sports that James hasn’t tried yet so he is very excited to start lessons next week. There are only a few spots left open, and unlike some of the other special needs sports advance registration is a must so that they can have the right amount of staff and equipment available for each session. You can go to http://www.prospectpark.org/visit/activities/tennis/special-aces to download a registration form. Feel free to email me or call the Paul at the tennis center (718-436-2500) for more info.

Extreme Kids and Crew Events For December

Thanks for sharing, Beth!

Extreme Kids & Crew is a parent-run non profit dedicated to causing a great scene for Brooklyn’s kids with disabilities, their families and friends. They are all about creating a warm and encouraging atmosphere where children and adults of every ability and disability can relax, have fun, and enjoy the experience of being deeply accepted and celebrated for the people that they are.

They offer workshops in the arts and movemen, parent education nights, free family concerts, and much more.

I recently posted about their new sensory playspace that opened this past weekend. For more info click here.

The Printmaking Workshop: Make your own cheap and eco-friendly gift wrap for the holidays! 

December 3: 1-4 

40 Brevoort Place 

Suggested donation for members/ $10 for nonmembers 

Please RSVP!!!

 

Music & Play with the cellist-songwriter Serena Jost!

Sunday, December 4. Show begins at 4 pm.

40 Brevoort Place

Free but Please RSVP

 

Parent Teach In with Huck Ho of the Smile Center

Huck is a truly great occupational therapist who also has fathomless knowledge about the jumble of NYC special needs systems. He will provide an overview of OT, PT, and Speech therapies and how they can help your child.  Parents may also sign up for an individual consult with Huck and their child. At this time, he can show you particularly beneficial ways that you can use the equipment at Space No. 1. 

Sunday, December  11

10 to noon. 

Free for members. $25 for non members.   

 

You’re Invited To The Grand Opening of Space No. 1 on November 13th!

Extreme Kids & Crew is a parent-run non profit dedicated to causing a great scene for Brooklyn’s kids with disabilities, their families and friends. They are all about creating a warm and encouraging atmosphere where children and adults of every ability and disability can relax, have fun, and enjoy the experience of being deeply accepted and celebrated for the people that they are.

For more about this amazing new haven please visit http://www.extremekidsandcrew.org – make sure to read Director Eliza Factor’s touching and inspirational letter regarding Space No. 1 and her disabled son.

Space No. 1, located at 40 Brevoort Place in the Coop School, is a safe, sensory playspace where parents and children can gather to play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, swing, be.

Aside from offering regularly scheduled times for free play, Space No. 1 will feature consultations with eminent occupational, physical, speech, and play therapists, art workshops, gymnastics workshops, circus arts, concerts, and parent education evenings such as “Cocktails & Bureaucracy,” yoga, and kick boxing.

Starting November 13th, this will be their schedule for free play.
Sunday    12-4

Monday    9:30-12:30

Tuesday  10-2

Wednesday    9:30-11:30 & 3:30-5:30

Thursday    4-6

Friday:    2-6

A Look At The Week Ahead: Week of 11/6/11

Between Election Day and Veteran’s Day there are only three days of school this week, so with all 3 kids home more than usual I am doing my best not to over-plan. But there is so much to be excited about and so much going on this week that I just can’t help it.

Along with the Monday Minute, Tuesday Top Ten, and Special Needs News, I look forward to telling you about some amazing new places and programs in Brooklyn for special needs kids as well as my visit to PS 165 last week. I’m especially excited to share details about our upcoming December meeting at PS 163, which includes a special holiday twist.

Also not to be missed this week is special guest writer Beth Arky, who offers an informative and insightful perspective on sensory processing issues. And speaking of guest writers, I am excited to be one this Wednesday on Special Happens (thanks for hosting me, Gina)! Last but not least, don’t forget to keep sending in questions for the new Twenty Questions series (see Twenty Questions: About Special Needs Financial Planning for more info).

Remember to turn your clocks back tonight – I hope you are enjoying the “long weekend” as much as we are!