NEED HELP? Come to the AGENCY RESOURCE FAIR – Saturday, April 4, 2009


Need help getting services for your child with special needs? Come to the 2nd Annual SI District 75 Agency Resource fair, sponsored by the D75 S.I. Parent Coordinators. This Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. LOCATION: PS 37R at 15 Fairfield Street. See Agency List below.  

List of Participating Organizations:

S.I. Developmental Disabilities Services Office (SIDDSO)

Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC)


Social Security

NYC Housing Development

Staten Island Center for Independent Living

Community Resources

Health Plus

Person Center Planning

Mission of Immaculate Virgin

Volunteers of America

A Very Special Place


Parent to Parent, NYS


Extraordinary Minds

Relationship Development Intervention

Person Centered Care Services

Words ‘N’ Motion

Modest Community Services


Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of N.Y. State

POUCH Center

MetLife Insurance

National Alliance on Mental Illness

“Drums Along the Hudson” Sunday, May 17, 2009 11-6p.m. in Inwood Park, Manhattan


Drums Along The Hudson
The Seventh Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON: A NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL will take place on Sunday, May 17th, 2009 in Upper Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Park from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, rain or shine. The event is FREE to the public and presented by Lotus Music & Dance in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and is sponsored in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and WABC-TV. DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON features Manhattan’s only open air pow wow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native people. This year’s pow wow will be led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and will feature other indigenous and international artists.
A multi cultural family-oriented festival, DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON includes exhibitions of world dance and drumming traditions as well as Native American crafts and international cuisines. The festival combines a celebration of Native American heritage, culture, and art with the diversity of New York City itself. In keeping with the underlying theme of environmental appreciation and education, DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON will continue to feature an Environmental Tent which will include an appearance by Captain Planet, as well as lectures and demonstrations by organizations and artists dedicated to promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle.  

During the day, between the hours of 1pm and 3pm, we take time to honor two individuals and or organizations for their contributions to either Humanitarian Services or the Environment. This year’s honorees are Mohawk Elder & Author Tom Porter and Laura Turner Seydel, Environmentalist & Chairman of the Captain Planet Foundation. Sandra Bookman, weekend anchor for WABC-TV, will host the event.

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Does Your Child or Loved One Suffer From Austistic Disorder?

There is a clinical research study at IBR to study a medication for the treatment of symptoms and behaviors associated with autistic disorder in children and adolescents. If your child is between 5 and 17 years old, he or she may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study.

If your child has autism, consider whether a research study like this one may be an option for him or her. They are actively seeking volunteers. Please contact them to learn more about this important study.

Contact Person: Victoria Mariocca (718) 494-5183

Please Sign Up to Give Blood at PS 373R – Wednesday, April 8, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Staten Island University Hospital & Public School 373R & Jimmy Max Restaurant

 Team up

In donating the “Gift of Life” – Join us on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at Public School 373R 91 Henderson Avenue, SI, NY 10301 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. FOR OUR BLOOD DRIVE!

Mr. McBratney (owner of Jimmy Max) is further extending a good deed by donating a free pie for every blood donor! Please call Kirsten Rorke @ (718) 816-8897 ext. 210  or Maura Timmins-Baeszler @ (718) 226-1558 to register for your most convenient time.


“Extra Contest” winning class will receive a pizza & ice cream party donated by JIMMY MAX with the most staff and family donors from each class or department!

Please bring photo id and eat before donating. There will be lunch available at the school. Thank you for donating the gift of life!


Michael J. Carley of “GRASP” (The Global & Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnershop, Inc.) Speaking at I.S. 43 – April 23, 2009


PARENT WORKSHOP with Guest Speaker Michael J. Carley, Executive Director of “GRASP” The Global & Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership, Inc.

At I.S. 43 (part of the Hungerford School) on April 23, 2009 from 7:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. 100 Essex Drive, Staten Island, NY 10314

Please RSVP to the Hungerford Parent Coordinator, Janet Manolakos (347) 563-5280

Dr. Mevs & Dr. Brown Are Coming to PS 373R – Friday, March 27, 2009


On Friday, March 27, 2209 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dr. Clifford Mevs, MD. and Dr. Phyllis Brown, Psy.D will be at PS 373R – 91 Henderson Avenue (Corner of Lafayette) to discuss two new programs at the Elizabeth W. Pouch Center.

  • One program is a socialization skills group for children on the Autistic Spectrum called “Club Saturday” run in conjuction with Kids Connect.
  • The other program is a 12 week group for parents of children who have behavioral issues. This latter group is designed to offer strategies to parents, to share ideas, and provide resources. The purpose of the group is to help parents with their child’s misbehavior, difficulties in the daily routine, and the “power struggles” that often come up.

For more information please call: (718) 816-8897 ext. 210