By Resources for Children with Special Needs on July 8, 2010
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) has just released a "Q&A" document to provide information regarding the IDEA requirements relating to individualized education programs (IEPs), evaluations, and reevaluations.
By Resources for Children with Special Needs on June 11, 2010
New York City schools are moving toward inclusion of students with disabilities in more neighborhood schools and classrooms. With the goal of including all but students with the most severe disabilities in the city’s 1,500 neighborhood schools, the Department of Education is beginning its implementation of “special education reform” this school year with 260 “Phase 1” schools.
By Resources for Children with Special Needs on June 9, 2010
Check out the DOE's "Making Choices" Summer Workshop Series: June 30 - August 10. Middle school students and their parents are invited to attend summer workshops to learn about the high school admissions process. Dates, locations and topics are here on the DOE website.
By Resources for Children with Special Needs on May 26, 2010
A major reorganization at the New York State Education Department (NYSED), announced last week, will merge Special Education with General Education from preschool through high school beginning July 1, 2010.
This is a very significant shift in policy and structure, one that will certainly have profound consequences for all students -- especially those with disabilities.
Transition to college was the focus of a lively event presented by RCSN on May 13.
Dr. Chris Rosa (Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, City University of New York) and Alan Wachtel, MD (Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine and Director, Familyhealth Associates) engaged nearly 150 audience members in a lively conversation about the academic, social, developmental, legal, family and practical perspectives of this critical process.
This one-day, free event is for anyone in the Bronx concerned with the well-being of children, adolescents and young adults with emotional and behavioral special needs, with a focus on Bronx community collaborations and coordination. RCSN is proud to be part of the planning group and our very own Gary Shulman will be one of the presenters.
By Resources for Children with Special Needs on April 26, 2010
Starting this week, we're moving into the next phase of updating our new RCSN Resource Directory -- our free website to search for and list services for children and youth with special needs in and around NYC. We'll be making phone calls to each of the resources listed in the Directory, making sure their information is updated and accurate.
By Resources for Children with Special Needs on April 21, 2010
Financial assistance is available to young adults with Down syndrome who want to enroll in post-secondary programs or take classes that will help them with employment, independent living and life skills.
By Resources for Children with Special Needs on March 29, 2010
Last week RCSN Program Director Gary Shulman spoke with New York Family magazine about choosing a summer camp for a child with special needs. Click here to read more about the many benefits of summer camps for kids with special needs, how special needs camps are different, what parents should look for, and scholarships for campers with specials needs.