Purpose

Over 50 Groups To Provide Information About City, State & Local Programs Designed For Children & Adults With Special Needs


Senator Andrew Lanza will host his First Annual Special Education Fair at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9th at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island. Over 50 groups will be on-hand to provide information about the various city, state and local programs designed to help children and adults with special needs.  Special guest speakers will include Arthur Fusco (District 75 Superintendent’s Office),  Lauren Katzman (Executive Director of Special Education, NYC Department of Education) and Ellen McHugh (Co-chair of the Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE)).

The fair will include panel discussions, informational booths, free handouts & giveaways and refreshments.


Where:           Joan & Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center
1466 Manor Road, Sea View


When:            Friday, March 9th 
                        10 a.m. – 4 p.m.



Schedule of Speakers:


10:00-10:20


Superintendents D75 Office – Arthur Fusco


10:30-10:50


NYC Dept of Education – Lauren Katzman Executive Director Special Education


11:00-11-20


Lifestyles for the Disabled – Jackie Tripodi


Speak about transitioning into adulthood and day programs.


11:30-12:15


NAMI – 1 Hour presentation


People with mental illness explain their lives


12:30-12:50


CCSE – Ellen McHugh City Council on Special Ed


1:00-1:20


C.H.I.P. – Dr. Diane Taranto – Director of Quality Assurance


Speak about Early Intervention and the SEIT program providing quality home, community and center – based services to children, birth through age 5, with autism spectrum disorders and the other developmental delays throughout the five boroughs of NYC.


1:30-1:50


AMDI Advanced Multimedia Devices Inc. – Ric Dombroski – Product Specialist


Speak about speech generating devices or industry term Augmentative and Alternative communication Devices; is dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe speech impairment.


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Advanced Multimedia Devices


Cerebral Palsy


Children at Play


Chip, Inc.


Community Resources Pre-school


Community Resources /Special Tees


Daniel Ajello


Delco Drugs & Specialty Pharmacy


Eden II Programs


Edenn II


Elizebeth Pouch Center


Extended Home Care


Extrodinary Minds


Fastbreakers


Fire Safety Education


Head Start Program


Lifestyles for the Disabled


MetLife Cneter for the Special Need


NYC Comm on Human RightsSICSC


NYS Education Dept Adult Career


NYS Institute for Basic Research.


One Step Beyond , Inc


Parent to Parent of Staten Island


PSCH(Promoting Specialized Care)


Ramps/Lifts for Better Living


Special Needs Family Planning


Special Needs Family Planning


Staten Island Center for Independ Living


Staten Island Childhood Direction Ctr


Staten Island Mental Health Society


Staten Island Parent to Parent


Staten Island SIDDC


The Grace Foundation


The Grace Foundation


The New York Public Lib Huguenot Ave


The New York Public Library


The Special Needs Planning Center


Thursdays Child


Touchstone Health


Visiting Nurse Assoc of SI


Volunteers of America


Mercy Drive, Inc


South Shore Speech Pathology