Future Events

  • How can I help my special child?
    December 2, 2014 - 10:00am

    Presenter: Margarita Gendelman, Occupational Therapist

    Parents always ask how I can help my special child:

    • Become more flexible?
    - Pay attention?
    - Sit down?
    -...

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  • ASD Nest and Horizon Programs
    November 14, 2014 - 10:00am

    The event “ ASD Nest and Horizon Program, comprehensive presentation about specific programs offered by DOE for kids in the Autism Spectrum” has reached full capacity.

    If you are interested...

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  • Running Wild: Autism, Elopement & Wandering
    November 7, 2014 - 10:00am

    Presenter: Amy Davies Lackey, Ph.D., BCBA-D Educational Coordinator, Manhattan Children’s Center

    Dr. Amy Davies Lackey received her Ph.D. in Special Education from Columbia University...

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Education Committee Hearing of the City Council

Metropolitan

 

On October 28 the Education Committee of the City Council held a hearing to examine DOE’s ongoing efforts to improve instruction for students with disabilities. The Metropolitan Parent Center submitted testimony on behalf of the many parents it serves stating that it believes “the DOE falls short in its endeavor to meet its responsibility to provide students with disabilities with their right to a Free Appropriate Public Education.” Under IDEA the District has a mandate to oversee and supervise the progress of the special education programs. As such, the MPC recommends that the DOE conduct a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of its initiatives. See attached.

Surf For All

On June 23, 2014 Sinergia took seventeen children with disabilities and families and several adults from our Day Program surfing at Long Beach, Long Island. The event was hosted by a non- profit organization, Surf For All that promotes surfing for children and adults with developmental disabilities. It is truly inspiring to see how the children and adults benefit from this activity.

The instructors were led by Cliff Skudin. All the surfing instructors are first rate and lovingly took out people on the surf boards, including one child who uses a wheel chair and an individual who is blind with intellectual disabilities.

Thanks also to lifeguard chief Paul Gallespi and Bryant Brattish. The trust that the participants exhibited as they faced and felt the waves is remarkable and a tribute to the fine instructors of Surf For All. The participants all received caps, sweatshirts and wrist bands.
The citizens of Long Beach have opened their arms and hearts to Sinergia. After the surfing, the group was led to Gino's Pizza by police escort and patrolwomen Kelly Graham presented toy police badges, coloring books and crayons to the children.

We thank Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, Len Torres, all the instructors and the police Department of Long Beach for making this a memorable occasion.

There will be two more surfing events in July 21 and August 18. If your family is interested in attending either date, please contact Godfrey Rivera, 212-643-2840. First come first served.

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