LOHUD: SPECIAL NEEDS AWARENESS DAY SET 5/3 IN BREWSTER

 

    By: Randi Weiner

    Information, resources and vendors involved in special education programs and products will be featured at a special needs awareness event set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy campus in Brewster.

    The event, hosted by state Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson)  and his Special Needs Advisory Council, with a special visit from state Sen. David Carlucci (D-New City), is free and open to the public. Carlucci is chairman of the senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee.

    More than 30 vendors are expected to attend.

    “Making ends meet, raising a family and keeping everything together in New York State can be challenging. Those families trying to provide necessary services to family members with special needs face even greater hurdles and challenges. Compounding this problem, we are seeing cuts to the vital services and resources needed by these families,” Ball said. “I hope this event helps shine a bright light on this issue and helps provide information and services to those who care for one of our most vulnerable populations.”

    For more information or to reserve a vendor table, contact Suzy Rhodes at smrhodes@nysenate.gov or 845-279-3773.

    The Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Campus is at 15 Mt. Ebo Road South, Brewster. (ARTICLE)