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.
Regina Pacis Center, 1258 65th Street, Brooklyn, New York
5th Annual Special Education Forum
Guest Speaker - Dr. Richard Selznick
Author of The Shut-Down Learner, Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child
The event will also feature of panel of experts who will answer questions on a variety of important topics.
Representatives from State Agencies and private associations will be providing information to parents, teachers and school administrators. For more information, please contact Senator Golden's office at (718) 238-6044.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be hosting his 5th Annual special education forum and is inviting educators and parents of students of School District 20, 21 ad 22 to attend on Friday, March 11, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Regina Pacis Center located at 1258 65th Street in Brooklyn.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Richard Selznick, author of The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child. The event will also feature a panel of experts who will discuss and answer questions from those in attendance on a variety of important topics. Informational tables featuring local advocacy organizations, community resources and State and City agencies devoted to special education will be available.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) on Friday joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving legislation S. 4005A, which he co-sponsored, to enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment. The bill would save tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses spent by families caring for individuals with autism and address insurance companies’ refusal to cover costs for autism treatments and therapies.
Autism Spectrum Disorders affect individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1 in 110 children, including 1 in 70 boys, are currently affected with autism.
I am proud to have awarded $250,000 in capital funding to The Guild for Exceptional Children to help them continue to serve more of our most needy. Since 1958, the Guild for Exceptional Children has been an integral part of our community and their work must continue. Bay Ridge is a better place because of the Guild for Exceptional Children. Brooklyn, and New York City alike, are more able to serve our most needy because of the program and services that the Guild has created.