Summer Weekly Mini-Camp Info at Snug Harbor

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The Staten Island Children’s Museum

1000 Richmond Terrace

Staten Island, NY 10301

On the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Telephone: 718-273-2060 / Fax: 718-273-2836

The Staten Island Children’s Museum appeals to the intrepid explorer in every child.  Interactive exhibitions and creative workshops offer plenty of opportunities for hands-on, first hand experiences that nurture children’s natural curiosity and creativity. Visits to the museum launch children on a voyage of discovery – about themselves and the world around them.

Summer Weekly Mini-Camp Info

Public Meeting with School Chancellor Joel Klein

 CEC 31 invites you to attend a back-to-school celebration with our special guest NYC Department of Education Schools chancellor JOEL I. KLEIN on Monday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Petrides Educational Complex, Building C, Auditorium. The address is  715 Ocean Terrace, Staten, NY. COME AND LEARN ABOUT THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION. This meeting is open to all.

Community Education Council 31, 715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island NY 10301         Phone: (718) 420-5746

Important Fire Safety Information

The FDNY Critical Information Dispatch System (CIDS)

For people in need of assistance.

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The CIDS program enters into the FDNY computer system the name, address and the nature of disability/assistance required in the case of an emergency,  In the event of a fire, notification will be sent if there is a person/persons who require assistance at this address or in the immediate vicinity.

          The process is quick simple and Important.  Just walk into your local firehouse and tell them you would like to be registered in this program.  This information should be kept current and updated when necessary (i.e. change of address, number of individuals requiring assistance, etc.)

Handicapped Parking Bill Signed Into Law by Gov. Spitzer

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007By KIAWANA RICH

S. I. ADVANCE STAFF WRITER

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A message to those heartless drivers who park illegally in spots reserved for the the handicapped: Your number is up.

Legislation signed into law by Gov. Eliot Spitzer now requires that handicapped-parking hang tags include the last three digits of an individual’s driver’s license or non-driver identification card.

The law gives police a tool to thwart the abuse of handicapped-parking spaces and tags.

“If they see someone coming and parking and suspect the person is not the owner of the tag, it gives them cause to ask for ID,” said Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island), who sponsored the bill.

Cusick said that too often people borrow the tags for their own selfish reasons and deny the spaces to those who absolutely depend on them.

“This is a great bill for enforcement for what I consider a quality-of-life issue, particularly on Staten Island,” he added.

Cusick said the law was an initiative that came out of his Handicapped Parking Task Force. Formed in 2003, the task force includes citizens with and without disabilities, members of the city Department of Transportation, the NYPD and the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.

Even prior to the law’s passing, Cusick’s task force in conjunction with the NYPD embarked on a boroughwide campaign to end the abuse. The initiative resulted in a 34 percent drop between 2005 and 2006 in the number of tickets issued for drivers parking illegally in handicapped spaces.

The fine for parking illegally in a handicapped spot is $180.

Yellow Pages for Kids

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Find educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities on the Yellow Pages for Kids for your state.

You will also find special education schools, learning centers, treatment programs, parent groups, respite care, community centers, grassroots organizations, and government programs for children with disabilities. Just click on: http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com/help/ny.htm