Issues: Special Education

Dignity For All Students Act

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: September 9, 2010Media Contact: Lisa King │(404)587-4496 │lisaking530@gmail.com

 

Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law Law prevents discrimination and harassment against students on school grounds

(Jamaica, NY) Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced the signing into law of legislation (S. 1987B) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.

The goal of the ‘Dignity for all Students Act’ is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing school environment conducive to learning by putting an end to harassment and discrimination based on, but not limited to, race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

September 8, 2010
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Springbrook Expansion to Bring Jobs, Improve Quality of Life for Developmentally Disabled Students and Families

“The Springbrook expansion will change lives for the better on several levels and will pay future dividends, both economically and socially.  The project will provide quality jobs at a time when the area economy needs a boost.  It will produce long term savings to the state, something every single taxpayer can appreciate.  And, most important, the expansion will improve the lives of children with developmental disabilities and their families," said Senator Seward.

 

Springbrook project expected to create jobs, add school

By Jake Palmateer

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July 30, 2010
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New York Legislature Passes Landmark Bill Extending Healthcare Coverage for Autistic Patients

 

Oppenheimer co-sponsored bill now awaits Governor’s approval

The New York State Legislature passed legislation protecting families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders from exorbitant healthcare costs.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) was a key co-sponsor of the legislation (S7000B), which passed the Senate on June 9th, with unanimous, bipartisan support.  Earlier this week, the Assembly passed the bill, which will now be sent to the Governor for his approval.

June 25, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Addresses Needs of Emotionally Vulnerable Children at Clear View School Annual Meeting

             Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), chair of the Senate Education Committee, gave the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Clear View School in Briarcliff on May 13, 2010.

May 26, 2010
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Pleasantville Special Education PTA Honors Senator With Proclamation

On May 14th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was honored with a proclamation from the Pleasantville Special Education PTA (SEPTA). The Senator was proclaimed an honorary lifetime member for demonstrating, "consistent and compassionate support of the Pleasantville Community, the Pleasantville School District, and the families of the Pleasantville SEPTA"

May 20, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer to Speak at Annual Autism Spectrum Information Fair

 

Senator Urges Awareness and Advocacy as part of Autism Awareness Month

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) will speak at Navigating the Spectrum’s 4th Annual Autism Information Fair on Sunday, April 18th at the Westchester County Center.  The event is co-sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health.  

April 7, 2010
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August 21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Special Education Forum

Among those in attendance joining Senator Golden are Public School 229 Principal James Harrigan and local community activist, June Johnson.

March 15, 2010
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Special Education Forum

Kim Sweet, Excecutive Director of the Advocates for Children of New York, was one the featured speakers at the Special Education Forum

March 15, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN HOSTS SPECIAL EDUCATION FORUM

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, along with members of his Committee on Special Education, hosted their 4th Annual Special Education Forum, and more than 225 teachers, school administrators, and parents of School District 20, 21 and 22 attended on Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Dyker Beach Golf Course.

March 15, 2010
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Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Senator Maziarz met with members of the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester on March 9th, 2010.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Legislative Update

Senator Dilan speaks with Executive Director of the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., Michelle Neugebauer about recent updates to services in Cypress Hills and City Line.

March 2, 2010
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Special Education Fair

4th Annual Special Education Forum

"What Parents Need to Know"

Friday, March 12, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Dyker Beach Golf Course, 86th Street and 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Guest Speakers Include:

Laura Rodriguez, Chief Achievement Officer, New York City Department of Education

Kim Sweet, Executive Director of the Advocates for Children of New York

March 12, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Joint Budget Hearing - 1/27/10 - Higher Ed - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Higher Education NYS Legislature Joint Budget Hearings Testimony:

Chris Rosa and Aquina Nolan - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Albany, NY  1/27/2010

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February 4, 2010
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Joint Budget Hearing - 1/27/10 - Higher Ed - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Higher Education NYS Legislature Joint Budget Hearings Testimony:

Chris Rosa and Aquina Nolan - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Albany, NY  1/27/2010

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February 4, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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Sen. Malcolm Smith's Invitation to Online Town Hall on Education

NY State Sen. Malcolm Smith is inviting the citizens of New York to the Senate's first virtual town hall. The town hall will give students, parents and educators an opportunity to obtain information about the proposed plan closing of three Queens high schools and provide an opportunity for community input on the future of the schools.

January 16, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer to Push for Mandate Relief and Expansion of BOCES Services as Means to Achieve Cost-Savings in Education and Reduce Budget Deficit

School Officials Call for Greater Flexibility to Consolidate Services and Achieve Taxpayer Savings

November 9, 2009
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