Satuday Arts Workshops at The Amory- May 15th, 22nd & 29th

Saturday Arts Workshops May 15, May 22, May 29 12:30pm and 1:30pm Christian Boltanski, France’s most important living artist, creates a thought-provoking, immersive installation that brings to life universal human experiences through everyday objects. No Man’s Land, on view May 14 -June 13, 2010, is an exploration of timeless issues of memory and loss–encouraging visitors of all ages to connect with historic events on the individual level. Families with children ages 6-11 are invited to explore No Man’s Land in our “Armory Art Detective” session that will encourage careful observation, reflection, dialogue, and art-making to provide a deeper investigation of the installation. Sessions will begin at 12:30pm and 1:30pm and families will work through a series of stations at their own pace. Activities will include: A teaching artist guiding families in the construction of collage artwork Children having the opportunity to record their own heartbeat Participants working with a teaching artist to create their very own performance poetry $15 per family; includes all materials and admission to the installation. FREE for Park Avenue Armory Members

Mother’s Day Special at Cloud 9 for Moms & their Daughters with Special Needs

Monday, May 10th


Relax On Cloud 9 joins with Classique Salon & Spa to create an evening of fun for Moms & their Daughters with Special Needs

Experience a sampling of spa treatments together

Massage – Facial – Paraffin – Nails – Make-up & More

Light Refreshments

Reservations required 718.448.3412

694 Clove Rd. (opposite the SI Zoo) SI, NY

$25 for two

Staten Island Special Needs Summer Camp Information for 2010

Here is a list of Special Needs Summer Camps for Summer 2010 for kids on Staten Island:

  • AHRC—Staten Island School Holiday Respite—Autism, Mental Retardation, Seizure Disorder (212) 780-2583
  • Children’s Aid Society Day Camp Goodhue Center (718) 447-2630, IS 61 (718) 727-8481, PS 35 Clover Valley (718) 442-3037 Evaluation on a Case-by-Case basis
  • Eden II Summer Camp  (718) 816-1422—Autism, PDD-NOS
  • Father Drumgoole-Connelly Summer Day Camp (718) 317-2255 ALL DISABILITIES ADD/ADHD, Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Epilepsy
  • Marvin Weissglass Camp for Special Children JCC (718) 475-5231—ADD/ADHD, Autism, Mental Retardation, Emotional & Neurological Disabilities
  • MIV Camp Program—Mt. Loretto (718) 317-2731Asperger Syndrome, Autism
  • Staten Island REACH Program (718) 816-6172—ADD/ADHD, Autism, Mental Retardation, Emotional & Learning Disability
  • Staten Island YMCA @ CAMP POUCH (718) 227-3200 Evaluation on a Case-by-Case basis
  • S.I. Mental Health Society—Summer Program (718) 442-2225 Emotional Disabilities
  • YAI/MAC CAMP—SLEEPAWAY CAMP (212) 273-6298 Autism, Mental Retardation, Seizure Disorder, Learning Disability, Developmental Disability

“Mom, I’m bored!” Things to Do on Staten Island: Saturday, May 1 & Sunday May 2, 2010

Go to for more events and information!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Volunteer needed for the PS 373R Elections on June 11, 2010

To all parents in the 373 community. On June 11, 2010, we are having our annual PTA elections. We need a parent to moderate the elections process. All that is required is one parent to come to the Main site and stay between 9-11:30am. the voting is between 9-11 and the votes will be counted afterwards. Anyone interested, please let me know.  

John Scarso President PTA 373R 718-986-8856

Nominations for PS 373R Elections – for the 2010/2011 School Year

The PTA of P373R is in the process of our annual elections for the term of July 1, 2010 thru June 30, 2011. The positions available are the following: President, 1st Vice president, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Elections will be held on June 11, 2010 at the Main Site at 91 Henderson ave. from 9-11 a.m.

Any parent wishing to run can indicate by returning the bottom portion of this notice no later than May 15, 2010. Those nominations will be announced at the next PTA meeting which will be held on May 18th at 9am at the 861 site at 280 Regis dr.  The PTA of P373R will only be as effective as the parents involved. Please Return in your child’s backpack to the PTA. Questions? Call John Scarso 718-986-8856 Download flyer: P373R PTA Elections intend letter[1]


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Parent’s name                   Child’s name                     Child’s site

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Phone #                                                      Position

“Accessing Supports & Services Throughout a Lifetime” – Spring Seminar at IBR Wednesday, April 28, 2010

  • My child has an IEP. Is he automatically eligible for OMRDD services?
  • What criteria are used to determine eligibility for services?
  • I am worried because everyone tells me to get a Medicaid waiver for my child. How do I get it? What it is?
  • What is service coordination?
  • How old does my child have to be to get res hab?
  • How can I get respite?
  • Where can I find socialization, recreation, an after-school program or a camping opportunity for my child?
  • What happens after high school? What will my child do all day when he is no longer entitled to attend school?
  • Where will my child live when I am no longer able to care for him?

If you feel lost and alone, with many unanswered questions, come to this presentation to meet others and learn about the services you need for you and your child and how to apply for them.

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Registration begins @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Institute for Basic Research (IBR) Seminar Room, 1050 Forest Hill Road, S.I. NY, 10314
  • To register call: ECDC (718) 226-6670 or email: