Issues: Miscellaneous

January 25, 2012
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Spec Ed Workshop: Diagnosing andTesting For Disabilities

Community Education Council District 20

Special Education Committee

 

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Place: 415 89th Street 4th Floor Conference Room

Presented by: Dr. Akila Venkataraman, Pediatric Neurology/Epilepsy

& Dr. Ross Gourvitz, Neuropsychologist

 

Topic:

Diagnosing and Testing For Disabilities

 

 

Ø When should a child be tested for a disability

Ø Who to go to

which physician specialty is the right one

Ø What are the most commonly used tests

Ø What do the tests measure

Ø How to interpret testing

 

Seats are limited. Registration required by January 30th

February 1, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO CREATE FELONY CHARGES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers.

“Wrong-way drivers have caused tragedies and endangered lives on our roadways; it has to stop. Creating felony charges for wrong-way and reckless drivers will give law enforcement another tool to prosecute these individuals and get them off the roads,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

January 25, 2012
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BROOKLYN CHAMBER ENROLLS 1,000TH SMALL BUSINESS INTO BROOKLYN HEALTHWORKS

Senator Marty Golden was the Senate sponsor of the legislation that created the Brooklyn HealthWorks Program.

Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) stated, "Today, we celebrate the continued success and true meaning of Brooklyn HealthWorks. This program is recreating the climate of small business in Brooklyn and is making Kings County a leader in the State in offering business owners and employees an important opportunity at health care. This program has made a difference for countless families and we should be proud of what we have accomplished thus far."

BROOKLYN CHAMBER ENROLLS 1,000TH SMALL BUSINESS INTO BROOKLYN HEALTHWORKS

January 25, 2012
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NY Youth Works Program Provides $62 Million for Job Training and $25 Million in Tax Credits to Combat High Unemployment among Inner City Youth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of "NY Youth Works," a statewide program to combat the unacceptably high unemployment rates among inner city youth in communities across New York. The new program, passed last month in an extraordinary session of the state legislature, includes $25 million in tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed and disadvantaged youth and $62 million to support job training programs.

January 25, 2012
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: APPLY FOR FLOOD RELIEF NOW

The ongoing effort to recover and rebuild from the destruction of Irene and Lee continues.  Partnering with Governor Cuomo, I was pleased to support the creation of the New York State Flood Assistance Program this past December.

January 25, 2012
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