SAVE THE DATE: Special Camp Fair – 2008





Summer Programs for Children with Disabilities


When?:   Saturday, January 26, 2008     11 AM- 3 PM

Where?:  Church of St. Paul the Apostle   405 West 59th Street

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


                                                    Sign Language provided

·        Meet the camp directors

·        Get a free copy Camps 2008

·        No child care provided but children are invited to attend

For more information call:


  Resources for Children with

Special Needs, Inc.

Gary Shulman, MS.Ed.


(searchable website)


Staten Island Halloween Events


All events are on October 31st. Call for more information:

Halloween Extravanza. Family fun at Bloomingdale Park. Sponsored by Borough President, 718 816-2133

Halloween Bash. 3:00 – 6:00pm. Cromwell Center (Pier 6 & Hannah Street- off Bay Street), 646 957-0481

Halloween Story Hour. All ages. St. George Library Center 718 442-8560

Dates for the Upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences

Here are the dates for the upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences:

PS 373 Main Site 91 Henderson Avenue: Wednesday evening, November 7th, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. and Thursday afternoon, November 8th, from 12:30 to 2:50 p.m.

PS373 @ Petrides “J” Building: Tuesday, November 13th AFTERNOON AND EVENING (Petrides kids go home early)

PS373 @ PS 58:  Tuesday, November 13th, AFTERNOON AND EVENING (PS 58’s kids go home early)

Your child’s teacher will send home a notice of Open School Week. You will be asked to sign up for a specific time to come in and meet with your child’s teacher. Here are some things that you can do to prepare for the conference:

*Talk to your child about how things are going in school. *Ask your child if he or she would like specific thoughts or concerns communicated to the teacher. * If you are concerned about your child’s work, keep copies of materials that illustrate your concerns and bring them to the meeting. *Think about what you can tell teachers that will help them understand your child better, i.e. favorite subjects, special interests or concerns. * Write down your own questions to each teacher/staff member.

“Model Me Kids” – Free Autism Documentary

Model Me Kids shot a documentary of a wonderful classroom of children with autism at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. The children and their teacher welcomed the film crew warmly, and they were given a birdseye view of their unique experiences. They are happy to share this with you, and think that you will be as moved in watching the video as they were in making it.

Click on the link:

VH1 Classic’s Rock Autism Campaign


VH1 Classic’s Rock Autism campaign is designed to help educate parents and build awareness about autism, a complex neurobiological developmental disorder that lasts throughout a person’s lifetime, and to raise funds for a variety of autism research, advocacy, and support organizations. Autism affects one in every 150 children, with a child diagnosed every 21 minutes. Today, there is no known cause or cure. VH1 Classic aims to galvanize a community of artists and fans in support of this cause.

Several other cable networks have also shined the spotlight on autism. Below are links to some great autism-related programming that can be accessed online through their sites.

In MTV True Life: I Have Autism we meet three young people who are doing everything they can to battle their autism and live life to the fullest. Watch clips from MTV True Life: I Have Autism.

Nick News “Private Worlds: Kids & Autism” takes a look at the lives of kids struggling with different levels of autism. Watch clips from Nickelodeon’s Nick News “Private Worlds: Kids & Autism”.