Events for Developmental Disability Awareness Week

 Join Assemblyman Lou Tobacco as he helps kick-off Developmental Disability Awareness Week on Sunday, April 25, Noon – 2:00 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 2245 Richmond Avenue.

The week-long event includes: *Crafts and Reading * Information Sessions * Family Support * And much, much more!

  • Monday, April 26 Cynthia Sweeney from Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group will provide information about school-based instruction for teachers and schools for individuals with epilepsy from 10:00 am -1:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 pm Janine Walker Caffrey, founder of the “Renaissance Academy” and author of the book “Drive: 9 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Achieve” will offer a book signing and a presentation on giftedness and talent.
  • Thursday, April 29 Staten Island Federation of PTA’s Chairperson for Special Education Kathleen Boyer, the SI Developmental Disabilities Council’s Jackie Tripodi and Jan Wollney of the Brain Injury Association of NYS will conduct a parent workshop support group from 10:30 am to Noon.
  • Thursday evening at 7:00 pm Staci Weili from the John Lavelle Charter School, Staten Island’s first Charter School, will give a presentation on educating youth with emotional challenges.

For more information about the event, contact Asemblyman Lou Tobacco at (718) 967-5194


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