New Mission

New Mission

My idea is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues. I’d like to see different successful schools, wherever they may be, up close. I’d like to sit down with directors and administrators. I’d like to speak with government officials who keep a pulse on the education affairs of their communities. I want to learn more about education around the globe through speaking with locals, seeing the schools, and shaking hands with the people responsible for implementing the systems. If you know of any outstanding (public or private) special needs schools in other parts of the world, I’d love to hear about them. If you know any education experts from around the world, I’d love to be introduced to them. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas. Read more about my mission.

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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

More info at