• PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS – REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 10:00am at 264 Watchogue Road, SI. The next meeting will be December 28th, 2010. Please call the Grace Office at 718-983-3800 to register.
  • SOCIAL SKILLS CLASSES FOR INFORMATION ON THE SOCIAL SKILLS CLASSES PLEASE CALL JULIE LARSEN AT 718-983-3800. RECREATION PROGRAMS: For additional information or to register for any of the recreation programs, please contact Julie Larsen, Program Coordinator at 718-983-3800.
  • NEW PROGRAM: CLUB L.I.F.E. (Learning, Independence, Fun, Empower) Location: 264 Watchogue Road Friday Nights 6:00pm-9:00pm This is a socialization program for teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will plan a weekly schedule of activities under the supervision of trained staff. Activities include but are not limited to social interaction with peers, on site movies, video games, seasonal activities, community service and daily living skills.

MULCHFEST NYC: Recycle Your Christmas Tree January 8 & 9, 2011!

Chip in! Mulch your tree! Help NYC grow!

<!–Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, 2010

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

–>Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!

Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation , the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree .

Last year, close to 24,000 Christmas trees citywide were recycled. Please help us top this number!

This year, MulchFest will take place on January 8 and 9, 2011. Parks will host 35 chipping sites and 35 additional drop-off locations: 70 sites in all! Link:

Please remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. Biodegradable bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home. Mulch is available at the sites marked with an asterisk (*) below.

Location Address Service
Clove Lakes Park* Cheshire Place & Clove Road Chipping
Conference House Parking Lot* Hylan Boulevard & Satterlee Street Chipping
Eibs Pond Park Palma Drive & Mosel Avenue Drop-off only
Father Macris Triangle Fahy Avenue & Lambert’s Lane Drop-off only
Midland Beach Parking Lot* Father Cappodano & Graham Boulevards Chipping
Silver Lake Tennis House University Place & Revere Street Drop-off only
Willowbrook Park Richmond Avenue & Eton Place Drop-off only
Wolfe’s Pond Park Cornelia Avenue & Hylan Boulevard Drop-off only

*You are encouraged to bring bags to take advantage

of the free mulch provided at sites marked with an asterisk (*).

New Year’s Eve Party for Families with Children with Special Needs

  Families Helping Families

  • Wondering how to occupy your special needs child and his siblings for another day off???
  • Please join “Families Helping Families” and other families with special needs children, while they spend a wonderful fun filled, judgment free day.
  • No need to worry if your child melts down, because we’ve all “been there, done that”!

1st Annual New Year’s Eve Party

Thursday, December 30, 2010 from 12 Noon – 3:00pm

Knights of Columbus Hall 397 Clarke Avenue, 10306

$5.00 per person

Enjoy: DJ, Food,Carnival Games, Raffles, 50/50, Free Photo Souvenirs, and lots more!


Pictures may be taken during the event for FHF promotional purposes. Photo Consent Waiver Forms will be available for signature.  Thank you.

Parent to Parent New York, Inc. December Schedule


Parent to Parent New York, Inc.Institute for Basic Research                                             Tel No. (718) 494-4872

1050 Forest Hill Road                                                       Fax No. (718) 494-4805

Staten Island, New York 10314                                      Email.


Monthly Information Session WorkshopSpecial Education Issues

The Plan for Special Education

System Reform

Presented by

Anne Marie Caminiti

Program Director

Parent to Parent NY, Inc.

The workshop will be held on Friday, December

10th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Institute

for Basic Research (IBR), 1050 Forest Hill Road,

Staten Island.


Aspergers Support Groups10:00 am -12:00 pm

Wed., December 1st

Wed., December 15th

Mothers Support Group

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Wed., December 8th

Wed., December 15th

Fathers Support Group

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wed., December 8th

Page Plaza Diner

Sibling Support Group

Please call our office for further information.

(718) 494-4872


Support Groups are held at the InstituteFor Basic Research (IBR), located at

1050 Forest Hill Road unless otherwise


· The Fathers Support Group will be held at

the Page Plaza Diner located at 75 Page

Avenue in Tottenville.

· RSVP is required for the Sibling Support

Group. Please call (718) 494-4872.

· During inclement weather please call the

office to confirm if the scheduled meeting

will take place.

SIDDC December 2010 Upcoming Meetings




  • Health and Clinical Services Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 9:15 am The meeting will be held at A Very Special Place at 55 Quintard St. RSVP – Dorothy Clark @
  • Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council General Council MeetingCelebrating Achievements” will be meeting on Friday December 17, 2010 @ 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at 930 Willowbrook Road  Elizabeth Connelly Center –Bldg 41A RSVP- Jackie Tripodi-@
  • Property Planning Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, December 22, 2010@ 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at A Very Special Place 634 New Dorp Lane. RSVP – Diane Buglioli @