New Mission

New Mission


My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.

I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.

If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.

Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Free Informational Workshop About The Turning-Five Process

If you have a child who is in preschool or heading to kindergarten, there is a very useful informational workshop coming up that you should not miss.  I have attended this workshop in the past and it offers a wealth of information (in just two hours) that any parent going through the special education process should not be without.  See below for details:

Kindergarten: The Great Beyond
Does your child receive preschool special education services?
Are you heading to kindergarten in the fall of 2012?
What kind of elementary program will be right for your child?
What are your rights and options?
Hear a free presentation by Sarah Birnbaum of New York Special Needs Support on how to:
Learn your educational options, public and private
Obtain the best evaluations and guidance
Find an appropriate kindergarten program
Understand your legal rights
Get through the Turning 5 process and create an IEP
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Bank Street College of Education
                 610 West 112th Street
                 Main floor auditorium
RSVP: swillis@bankstreet.edu

More info at www.nyspecialneeds.com