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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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Governor Cuomo Enacts Autism Legislation Reform

I just received the following message from the advocacy arm of Autism Speaks:

November 1, 2011
Dear NY:
Thank you for all of your calls and e-mails over the years, particularly this past summer to gain legislative passage and win the support of Governor Cuomo for A.8512, the autism insurance reform bill. Your advocacy truly played a great part in the process.

We are excited to announce that your bill has now become law! Moments ago, Governor Cuomo signed the bill making New York the 29th state to take important steps to end autism insurance discrimination.

Now it is time to thank him and we hope that you will do that by sending him an email as well as writing him a brief note of thanks on his Facebook page.
Here’s How You Can Help!
1. Send a quick email to Governor Cuomo expressing your gratitude for enacting autism insurance reform. We get you started with the email here, but make sure you take the time to make your note personal.
2. Ask your friends on Facebook to spread the word and leave Governor Cuomo a note of thanks on his Facebook page here.
To learn more about the legislation - when it will become effective and what it means for you, please visit York.
Thank you again for all of your hard work. There is no doubt that your calls, your emails and your visits to the Capitol throughout this long process were key in making this day a reality for all who live in New York.