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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Monday, May 1, 2017

Manhattan Children's Center Seeds Of Hope Gala

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Manhattan Children's Center's (MCC) Seeds Of Hope gala at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.  For MCC, this year's celebrations marked ten years of educating children with autism.  I particularly enjoyed hearing remarks from Dr. Cecilia McCarton, founder of The McCarton Center for Developmental Pediatrics and the Keswell School, who was awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award, and Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a friend of Dr. Oliver Sacks, a pioneer in the research of individuals with autism and severe neurological disorders who was posthumously awarded the MCC Humanitarian Award.

Dr. McCarton spoke touchingly about her experience working with individuals with autism and also highlighted the collaboration she has observed between parents, educators, therapists, and professionals in the MCC community, which has facilitated effective instruction and meaningful progress.  Dr. Devinsky spoke warmly about Dr. Sacks and painted a picture of a man whose love for his patients allowed him to understand his patients in a profound and personal way.

On this special 10 year anniversary, I would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to MCC on the wonderful work they have done and wish them continued growth and success over the decades to come.