This summer the NYC Department Of Transportation is expanding its Weekend Walks pedestrian program to include Staten Island thanks to its primary sponsor, the Downtown Staten Island Council.
Van Duzer Street, between Beach and Wright streets, will be closed to driving traffic on Saturdays, August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 12 noon until 8 at night allowing pedestrians to enjoy a range of summer activities on an open city street free from cars.
Live music featuring the best Stapleton-based acts will highlight the evenings from 4 p.m. until the event closes. Stay tuned for the exciting official announcements of lineups starting at the end of July. In addition, the Island’s favorite DJs will spin earlier in the afternoons.
Large-scale participatory presentations are being planned for each of the Saturdays according to theme. The themes are:
August 1 – Art & Music
August 8 – Sports & Athletics
August 15 – Relaxation
August 22 – Dance. More details will be announced soon.
Kids programs will also be offered from noon to 2 p.m. at Van Duzer Summer Streets. Children’s song swaps and homemade stuffed animal workshops are just the beginning.
Artists are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate and get more information.
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
14th Annual Richard Willis Memorial – Girls and Boys
Saturday & Sunday August 15 & 16, 2009 – Our Lady Star of the Sea Gyms
Registration Deadline August 4, 2009
Registration Fee $60.00 Per Team
Fee Includes: 2 Game Guarantee, Foul Shot Competition (All Ages) T-Shirt & Souvenirs to All Participants
For Information Visit the Website: www.rwillis3on3.org or call (917) 692-8570
Click Here for Registration Form
The Office of Autism will be offering citywide parent trainings on the following dates from 10am to 12pm. The flyer for the first session will be sent out at the end of September.
- October 21, 2009- Visual Supports
- December 9, 2009- ABA at home
- January 14, 2010- Social Skills at home
- March 23, 2010- Using child’s strengths
Do you need help managing the challenging behavior of your 3-6 year old?
Children eligible for OMRDD (Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities) services are eligible for Project Connect.
The program consists of:
● Initial Interview
● Data Collection
● Development of a Functional Behavioral Assessment
● Development of a Behavioral Intervention Plan
● Follow-up visits and consultations
For more information and to make an appointment call Bonnie Wohl at Volunteers of America:
The Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) has an Information line that is now available online…..
This provides another point of contact that individuals with developmental disabilities, families, advocates, providers and the general public can use conveniently 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. People can call or click to get answers about supports and services for individuals with developmental disabilities in New York State and register complaints of alleged misconduct, fraud, waste and abuse anywhere in the OMRDD service system.
You may reach the OMRDD Information Line online at www.omr.state.ny.us; in addition to the toll free telephone line 1-866-946-9733 or TTY 1-866-933-4889. Please note that it is important for people requiring interpretation services to call the toll free information line at 1-866-946-9733 or TTY: 1-866-933-4889.
The NAMI Family to Family course is a FREE, 12-week program specifically for families of persons diagnosed with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorder, or obsessive compulsive disorder. The course is taught by trained family members who provide information and practical skills in a supportive environment, and has been shown to provide concrete, long-term benefits.
Course Topics: How diagnoses are made; developing empathy for your family member’s experience; letting go of guilt; how to listen and communicate more effectively with your family member; coping skills for handling crises and relapses; overview of common medications; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress.
For a complete list of course start dates, location, and registration details, click here.
Contact the Helpline at (212) 684-3264 or email them at email@example.com today with any questions.