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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

This article published in Disability Scoop outlines the sharp divide between parents and also between parents and school officials regarding the provision of in-person services to students with disabilities. The article focuses on parents whose children attend District 75 programs and are mandated to receive services during the summer. Please note Chancellor Carranza's comments regarding this issue. Apparently, there are no easy solutions. Original Article: https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2020/... READ MORE >>

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Welcome to the Metropolitan Parent Center
The Metropolitan Parent Center (MPC) is one of only four Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIC) in all of New York State, providing information, training, and one-to-one support to families of children ages 0-26 with the full range of disabilities, and to the professionals who work with them. The MPC helps parents gain the skills and knowledge to help their children develop academic and functional skills that lead to independent productive adult lives.
 
Funded through the U.S. Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Metropolitan Parent Center is part of a nationwide network of Parent Training and Information Centers in the United States, as well as a member of the NYS Parent Center Network. READ MORE >>

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How to Request Services

Information for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and professionals wishing to make a referral for services. Contact our intake department: (212) 643-2840 Ext: 336 or send us an email to intake@sinergiany.org.

Events

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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UPDATE ABOUT COVID-19 AND SINERGIA'S PROGRAMS

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May 18, 2020

Disruptions to our personal and professional lives, due to the Covid-19 virus, has created schedule changes. New social distancing norms and school and programs closings present unique challenges to individuals with developmental disabilities / intellectual disabilities and their families.  Because we are sensitive to the needs of these individuals and their families, Sinergia has compiled these resources aimed at providing current information about programs and services in our community that we hope, will help to reduce anxiety and restoring new avenues to access serviced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please feel free to contact our main intake line at 212-643-2840 ext. 336 or send us an email at mpc@sinergiany.org  or should you have any education-related question.
We will update this list frequently and want to invite you to share with us information about other programs that other families can benefit from it, email us at mpc@sinergiany.org
Thank you and we urge you to be vigilant in protecting the health and safety of yourselves, your families and your communities.

Link:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yLpxS92wSYlbag3tpEcdTaJxmzEKcfkD/view?usp=sharing

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Las interrupciones en nuestra vida personal y profesional, debido al virus Covid-19, han creado cambios en nuestras rutinas. Las nuevas normas de distanciamiento social y el cierre de escuelas y programas para personas con discapacidades presentan desafíos únicos para las personas con discapacidades del desarrollo / discapacidades intelectuales y sus familias. Debido a que somos sensibles a las necesidades de estas personas y sus familias, Sinergia ha recopilado estos recursos destinados a proporcionar información actualizada sobre programas y servicios en nuestra comunidad, que esperamos,  le ayude a reducir la ansiedad y a acceder a otros servicos  durante la pandemia del COVID -19.
No dude en comunicarse con nuestra línea de intake al 212-643-2840 ext. 336 o envíenos un correo electrónico a mpc@sinergiany.org   si tiene alguna pregunta relacionada con la educación especial de su hijo (a).
Actualizaremos esta lista con frecuencia y queremos invitarle a compartir con nosotros información sobre otros programas que otras familias pueden beneficiarse de ella, nos puede enviar un correo electrónico a mpc@sinergiany.org
Gracias y les instamos a que estén atentos para proteger la salud y la seguridad de ustedes, sus familias y sus comunidades.

Enlace: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yLpxS92wSYlbag3tpEcdTaJxmzEKcfkD/view?usp=sharing
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Please note that Sinergia’s main office is closed to the public and non-authorized staff until further notice.  Trainings, meetings and other live events have been cancelled for the near future.  Webinars will be conducted to provide essential information, and these will be announced on Sinergia’s Facebook page. (See link below.)  Program activities are continuing remotely, and all staff not providing direct services in homes are working remotely.  Please call Sinergia’s main number at (212) 643-2840 for more information, or to contact a particular staff member.  Please be patient as we adjust to the new working arrangements.  The staff of Sinergia is working very hard to ensure that the agency does everything it can within its capacity to address the needs of the families and individuals we serve.  Thank you and we urge you to be vigilant in protecting the health and safety of yourselves, your families and your communities.

Please note also that visits to Sinergia’s Individual Residential Alternatives are being suspended. This is for the protection of our residents. If you wish to discuss arrangements for a virtual visit or to check on the welfare of a resident, please call the main number (212) 643-2840 for assistance.
Links to helpful information:


Tenga en cuenta que la oficina principal de Sinergia está cerrada al público y al personal no autorizado hasta nuevo aviso. Los entrenamientos, reuniones y otros eventos en vivo se han cancelado en el futuro cercano. Se realizarán seminarios web para proporcionar información esencial y se anunciarán en la página de Facebook de Sinergia. (Vea el enlace a continuación). Las actividades del programa continúan de forma remota, y todo el personal que no brinda servicios directos en los hogares trabaja de manera remota. Llame al número principal de Sinergia al (212) 643-2840 para obtener más información o para comunicarse con un miembro del personal en particular. Tenga paciencia mientras nos adaptamos a los nuevos arreglos de trabajo. El personal de Sinergia está trabajando muy duro para garantizar que la agencia haga todo lo posible dentro de su capacidad para abordar las necesidades de las familias y las personas a las que servimos. Gracias y les instamos a que estén atentos para proteger la salud y la seguridad de ustedes, sus familias y sus comunidades.

Tenga en cuenta también que las visitas a las Alternativas Residenciales Individuales de Sinergia están siendo suspendidas. Esto es para la protección de nuestros residentes. Si desea analizar los arreglos para una visita virtual o para verificar el bienestar de un residente, llame al número principal (212) 643-2840 para obtener ayuda. Enlaces a información útil: