Free Dinner and Guardianship Workshop with Tony Calabrese


To all parents of children with special needs: you are invited to attend a workshop on “PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE OF YOUR CHILD OR DEPENDENT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS”. This workshop will be presented by MetDESK Specialist Anthony R. Calabrese, MetLife’s Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids.

  • Date: Wednesday February 20, 2008
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. Complimentary Dinner Will Be Served
  • Place: Ocean 3 Restaurant, 2481 Richmond Rd. Staten Island, NY
  • RSVP: Anthony Calabrese @ MetLIFE (718) 966-3281

Important Issues that need to be addressed:

  • Government Benefit Eligibility
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship/Guardian Ad Litem
  • Financial Security and Funding Options

WOMEN’S HEALTH DAY – Spring Into a Healthier You!


Parent to Parent will be hosting a workshop on women’s health called “Spring Into a Healthier You!”. It will be presented by Barbara O’Brien, R.N. and the Staten Island Healthy Women’s Partnership. This event is part of “Women’s Health Day” on Tuesday,  January 29, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Institute for Basic Research (IBR) located at 1050 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island.

They will talk about heart health, breast health, Gynecological health (w/Guardisi information), bone health and much more. A light breakfast will be served. For more information please call Parent to Parent at (718) 494-3469.

Need Help with a Mental Health Issue? Link to NAMI’s Resource Page


NAMI-NYC Metro has an important RESOURCE LINKS PAGE. National Alliance on Mental Illness – NYC has a page of VERY INFORMATIVE links if you need to find out more about what is out there for people with Mental Health issues.

There are advocacy links, emergency services links, entitlement links, medical links, forensic, prison & law links and much more. I found this extremely helpful on so many levels. Please check out their website:


New York City Department of Education

Tweed Courthouse

52 Chambers St, Manhattan, NY 10007 

January 28, 2007

6:00 pm

Speaker sign-up will begin at 5:30pm at the door and will close at 6:10pm.  Each speaker will be allowed two minutes to speak during the Public Comment portion of the meeting. 

Translation services will be provided in Spanish.  American Sign Language is available through reservation only: (212) 374-2437or