Apply For A SEPTA Grant – Deadline Nov. 14

Did you know?

SEPTA offers grants of up to $500 dollars for special education programs.

Grants should involve:

  • Integrated Activities with General Education students
  • After School/Recreational Activities
  • Music, Art and Related Technologies
  • Vocational & pre-vocational CommunityActivities
  • Reading & Math Literacy Programs

Download Grant Guidelines

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Risks and Benefits of Social Media – Oct. 23

The New Rochelle School District presents:

Risks and Benefits of Social Media
Are Your Children Online AGAIN?

A free, informative session for all parents, K-12

Featuring “America’s Psychologist” Dr. Jeff Gardere – regularly seen on TV
Moderated by Mike Gilliam, Anchor, FIOS1 News, with:

Dr. Christine Coleman, Director of Technology, City School District of New Rochelle
Nancy Friedman, Co-founder, KidzVuz
Lauren Barry, Students Against Destructive Decisions, New Rochelle High School

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7-9pm,
Whitney Young Auditorium, New Rochelle High School
Free bus transportation available and free childcare for elementary school age children.

RSVP to or your PTA president or school principal.

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Approaching Autism – Nov. 12


Invite you to join us for an important lecture

World Renowned Autism Expert

Dr. Lord is the Director of the NewYork- Presbyterian Center for Autism and the Developing Brain and specializes in diagnosis, social and communication development and intervention in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She is responsible for developing the gold standard in diagnostic instruments for ASD; the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised, a parent interview. Her 20 year studies of social and communicative development in people with ASD are some of the most in-depth in the country.

Dr. Lord was the Chair of the National Research Council’s Committee on the Effectiveness of Early Intervention in Autism and is a member of the DSM5 Neurodevelopmental Disorders Committee. She holds degrees in psychology from UCLA and Harvard, and completed a clinical internship at Division TEACCH at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

212.759.3775 or


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Free ID Bracelets for Special Ed Kids

A Note From Girl Scout Troop 2981 –

We are high school freshmen in New Rochelle. We have been Girl Scouts for many years. Now we are working on our Silver Award project.

Our project is to provide the Special Education students in New Rochelle with an identification bracelet. We chose to do this project after reading about Avonte Oquendo and Senator Chuck Schumer’s idea for tracking bracelets.

If you would like to order a bracelet the form is attached.
You can contact us at

Download the form in English

Download the form en Español

Somos estudiantes de la escuela de High School secundaria en New Rochelle. Llevamos muchos años de Girl Scouts.

Ahora estamos trabajando en nuestro projecto Silver Award. Nuestro projecto es proporcionar a los estudiantes de educación especial en New Rochelle con un brazalete de identificación. Decidimos hacer este projecto después de leer sobre Avonte Oquendo y del Senador Chuck Schumer idea para el seguimiento de las pulseras.

Si le gustaría pedir una pulsera llene el formulario en la siguiente paguina. Puede contactar con nosotros en

troop 2981

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A Note From Mayor Bramson

We want to share the link to Mayor Bramson’s moving and courageous blog post. Thank you, Mayor Bramson, for understanding and supporting children and adults with disabilities.

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Meet the New Executive Committee

It is our pleasure to introduce the 2014-15 New Rochelle SEPTA Executive Committee. Thank you to everyone on the nominating committee for their hard work and especially to the people who will be holding positions on the Executive Committee.

2014-2015 New Rochelle SEPTA Executive Committee:

Julia Muggia-Ochs President
Beth Cohen President-Elect
Carlos Perdomo Treasurer
Mary Monzon Recording Secretary
Deborah Whitman Corresponding Secretary
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Thank You For Another Great WE ARE ONE!

Watch the story from News12 Westchester

See photos from the night!

Meet The Award Recipients

Join us in honoring these amazing individuals:

Albert Leonard Middle School – Barbara Clark
Barnard Early Childhood Center – Jeanne Jacobsen
Columbus Elementary School – Otilia Tanner
George M. Davis Jr. Elementary – Ricky Marchione
Isaac E. Young Middle School – John Fullerton
Jefferson Elementary School- Billy Murphy & Eddie Ortiz
New Rochelle High School – Amy Cermele
Trinity Elementary School – Denise V. Campbell
William B. Ward Elementary School – Lisa Leventhal
Daniel Webster Magnet School- Susan Muller
District-Wide – Edie Barasch

2014 Bridges Award
Conroy’s Basketball  –  Frank Conroy

2014 Bridges Business Award
Modern Restaurant  – Sebastian Aliberti & Anthony Russo

Thursday, April 24
The Fountainhead

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Amazing Turnout at SEPTA Meeting

Check out the crowd for the November 19 SEPTA Meeting!


Thanks to everyone who attended this panel discussion with representatives from:

  • NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) – Mary Newhard, Deputy Director of OPWDD
  • Westchester’s Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) – Betsy Litt, Children’s SPOA coordinator
  • Adult Career & Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) – Mark Ridgeway, District Manager
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Dealing With Toileting Regression

Deborah Whitman returns with a new Behavior Corner on a topic many parents have had to deal with, Toileting Regression. What do you do when your child slips backwards with the bathroom?

Read about how to deal with Toileting Regression

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Thanks to Everyone for Making We Are One a Huge Success!

Here’s a look at photos from the 2013 We Are One Dinner!


Click to see more photos courtesy of Jen Parent!

Watch a video of the winners.

New Rochelle SEPTA “We Are One” Award Announcement 2013 from LMC-TV on Vimeo.

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