National Down Syndrome Congress
National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) provides information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome. NDSC’s purpose is “to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome.”5
National Down Syndrome Society
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.0
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH).0
National Institutes for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
NIDCD is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH).0
National Resource Center on ADHD
NRC is a national clearinghouse for science-based information about all aspects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). NRC is a program of CHADD, and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.0
NYC Parents and Families “Come Learn About the New York State Individualized Education Program (IEP)”
The Department of Education will be conducting Fall Parent Workshops on the new IEP format. Please see attached flyers with details on dates as well as flyers in translated languages. Also, you will be able to find dates the workshops will be hosted on the google calendar under the news and events tab.0
Parents and Friends Busing – What Next?
Did your child miss instruction because of the bus strike?Did your child miss other special education supports and servicesor afterschool programs?Have you been reimbursed for your expenses during the strike?Join us at a PUBLIC SPEAK OUT!Sponsored by The ARISE Coalition &The Citywide Council on Special Education
Please see attached flyer for further details0
Planning for Success: Supporting Transitions through High School to College and Career
Having a child transition from High School to College? Well check out this helpful link on the steps and laws.0
Presidential Proclamation -- International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2012
Presidential Proclamation -- International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2012
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Americans have always understood that each of us is entitled to a set of fundamental freedoms and protections under the law, and that when everyone gets a fair shot at opportunity, all of us do better. For more than two decades, our country has upheld those basic promises for persons with disabilities through the Americans with Disabilities Act -- a sweeping civil rights bill that moved our Nation forward in the journey to equality for all. And from making health care more affordable to ensuring new technologies are accessible, we have continued to build on that progress, guided by the belief that equal access and equal opportunity are common principles that unite us as one Nation.
On the 20th International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we reaffirm that the struggle to ensure the rights of every person does not end at our borders, but extends to every country and every community. It continues for the woman who is at greater risk of abuse because of a disability and for the child who is denied the chance to get an education because of the way he was born. It goes on for the 1 billion people with disabilities worldwide who all too often cannot attend school, find work, access medical care, or receive fair treatment. These injustices are an affront to our shared humanity -- which is why the United States has joined 153 other countries around the world in signing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which calls on all nations to establish protections and liberties like those afforded under the Americans with Disabilities Act. While Americans with disabilities already enjoy these rights at home, they frequently face barriers when they travel, conduct business, study, or reside overseas. Ratifying the Convention in the Senate would reaffirm America's position as the global leader on disability rights and better position us to encourage progress toward inclusion, equal opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for persons with disabilities worldwide.
We have come far in the long march to achieve equal opportunity for all. But even as we partner with countries across the globe in affirming universal human rights, we know our work will not be finished until the inherent dignity and worth of all persons with disabilities is guaranteed. Today, let us renew our commitment to meeting that challenge here in the United States, and let us redouble our efforts to build new paths to participation, empowerment, and progress around the world.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 3, 2012, as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. I call on all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
Resources related to access of children and youth with disabilities to physical education and extracurricular athletics
Please view attachment for further details0
RTI Reference Guide and Overview
Attached please find the RTI Reference Guide and Overview.0
Sensory City Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Are you in need of Occupational Thereapy (OT) services for your child, and reside in Queens? If so check out this newly open site!
Sensory City Pediatric Occupational Therapy]
Address: 11-11 44th Road, Suite 402
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone #: (718) 433-4434
Fax #: (718) 433-4464
Sensory City Pediatric Occupational Therapy,Where Fun Furthers Function!
A new state-of-the-art pediatric sensory gym located in Long Island City
specializing in play-based therapy in a fun and goal-driven environment to help children develop vital skills in the areas of sensory, fine motor, gross motor and communication.
Services at Sensory City Pediatric Occupational Therapy are organized for
success and are offered in a fun and nurturing family-oriented environment.
We provide a supportive space that embraces individuality and builds self esteem
in children through sensory play.
Our specialties include but are not limited to working with children with difficulties in attention, sensory defensiveness or sensory seeking behavior, handwriting, fine motor, gross motor, visual perception, strength, self help skills, motor planning, receptive and expressive language and self regulation.
Your child's senses will be stimulated by our specialized play equipment:
- giant ball pit
- zip lines
- monkey bars
- rock climbing walls
- two-story castle complete with fine motor areas!
Our fun-filled, child-safe space is available for Open Sensory Gym and Parties of up to 10 children, ages 1 through 8.
We will also be offering special groups including a Handwriting Group, a
Social Skills Group and Mommy & Me Classes.
We accept many healthcare insurance plans, private pay, CPSE & CSE RSA's
through the NYC DOE and Early Intervention
Thank you very much,
Nicole L. Abate-Gioino, MS, OTR/L5
Social Security Disability Forum
We want to thank you for providing help and support to disabled individuals. We would like to do our part by answering any questions people may have in regards to the Social Security Disability Program.
We have recently re-activated our Social Security Disability Forum (www.socialsecurity-disability.org/forum). We launched the forum in an effort to provide support and guidance on the lengthy and strenuous disability application process. We ask that you please share the forum with your members and readers who may have questions regarding Social Security Disability.
In addition, if you would an article for your site on the Social Security Disability Application Process, we would be more than happy to write one.
Social Security Disability Help
Standard Operating Procedures Manual: The Referral, Evaluation, and Placement of School-Age Students with Disabilities
The Seeing Eye, Inc
The Seeing Eye, Inc. is the oldest existing dog guide school in the world. Training both dogs and new owners (people who are blind or visually impaired), they transform challenges into opportunities.0