RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, INC.
SPECIAL CAMP FAIR 2008
Summer Programs for Children with Disabilities
FREE ADMISSION !!!!!
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.
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
The Autism Society of America has some very useful tips for making this Holiday season less stressful, for your family and your loved one on the spectrum. Click onto the link to view the ASA page on this topic: http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=holiday_tips&JServSessionIdr009=h9jrvt2ul4.app23a
Panel for Education Policy Meeting
Monday, October 29, 2007
715 Ocean Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10310
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sign up to speak at 5:30 p.m. Speakers will be time limited.
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 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: http://modelmekids.com/autism-documentary.html
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”.