Sesame Street Introduces Autistic Character, Resources


On October 21st, Sesame Street introduced “Julia,” its first character with autism, as part of the initiative, “Sesame Street and Autism – See Amazing in All Children.”  Sesame Street created lots of wonderful resources for its website.

There are ten videos, including the music video, “The Amazing Song.”  You will find a storybook, “We’re Amazing 1, 2, 3!”  and eight Daily Routine Cards that use Sesame Street characters to teach children the steps of everyday activities such as teeth-brushing and bedtime routines.

For decades, Sesame Street has shown its commitment to including all children – including those with disabilities – on its show.  We are excited that Sesame is now featuring autistic children to reinforce the message that “We all are amazing each in our own way.”

Beth and Julia
SEPTA Co-Presidents and Longtime Fans of Sesame Street

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Grant Applications Due November 1

SEPTA is accepting grant applications from New Rochelle faculty and staff members.  The deadline for fall grant applications is November 1, 2015.

Please see the attached guidelines for more information.


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Monday Sept 28 – general meeting 7:30 p.m.

Thursday Oct 8 –   executive meeting 7:30 p.m.

Monday Oct 26 –   general meeting 7:30 p.m.

Monday Nov 9 –   executive meeting 7:30 p.m.

Monday Nov 16 – general meeting 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Jan 11 –   executive meeting 7:00 p.m. / general meeting 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Feb 9 –   executive meeting 7:30 p.m.

Thurs March 3 –   executive meeting 7:30 p.m.

Mon March 21 – general meeting 7:30 p.m.

Wed May 4 –       We Are One Dinner 6:00 p.m.

Mon May 23 –     executive/general meeting 7:30 p.m

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Meet the New Executive Committee

It is our pleasure to introduce the 2015-16 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.

2015-2016 New Rochelle SEPTA Executive Committee:

Beth Fisch Cohen President
Julia Muggia-Ochs Co-President
Carlos Perdomo Treasurer
Alise Liquorie Recording Secretary
Deborah Whitman Corresponding Secretary
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Check Out This Amazing Video

We are also pleased to share a video – the culmination of a SEPTA grant provided to Dr. Gail Guttman and Mrs. Joyce Kinches at Ward – promoting respect, friendship, and the benefits of inclusion.

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We Are One Award Another Success!

Thanks to everyone who made this night a success!

Photos to come shortly.


Albert Leonard Middle School -Karen Johnson
Barnard School – Joanna Genovese
Columbus School – Andy Thomas
Davis School – Heather Cayanan
Isaac E. Young Middle School – Kenny Phillips and Corrine Olari
Jefferson School – Jillian Alli
New Rochelle High School – Donna Masi
Trinity School – Steve Spady
Ward School – Corey Andrews
Webster School – Andrea Bambace
Bridges Award – Mayor Noam Bramson
Bridges Student Award – Michael J. Apollo, Jr.

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Transition Fair on Fios1 News

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Technology Tips for Apps

The October 2014 SEPTA General Meeting featured a workshop on the best ways to use a selection of apps.

If you missed it or want a refresher, just click to learn some easy to follow instructions.

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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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