Understanding The IEP
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Reading Tips For Parents
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The Behavior Corner

Homework! (December 2011)
Public Outbursts (March 2012)
Decreasing TV Time (May 2012)

Click here for a list of appropriate After School programs for special ed students that available at each of the schools in New Rochelle.


BEHAVIOR STRATEGIES – Deborah Whitman, New Rochelle School District Behavior Consultant

January 20th’s general meeting was dedicated to teaching parents behavior strategies to aid in fostering independence in our children.  Here is the powerpoint presentation from the meeting: Let them do it themselves Septa presentation

Deborah also shared wonderful handouts that can be laminated and used with our kids. The links to the pages are listed below:

First–Then First-Then Small
Calming Strategy Calming Strategy 2
Blurting Out Think it Visual
Start Card Talking to Friends
Things to do Schedule When Someone is Bothering You
Wash Hands Procedure Think Don’t Say
Independence Plan for Home Use Comment or Question Card

Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities

  • Bookshare® is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities, thanks to an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
  • Bookshare dramatically increases the accessibility of books. People with disabilities deserve the same ease of access to books and periodicals that people without disabilities enjoy.
  • A searchable online library. Bookshare offers approximately 90,000 digital books, textbooks, teacher-recommended reading, periodicals and assistive technology tools.
  • Readers of all ages. Bookshare offers affordable membership, unlimited library privileges and a community of Members, Volunteers, parents, publishers and authors.

If you would like to learn more about Bookshare, and to see if your child might be eligible, speak to your child’s special education teacher or the assistant directors:

Elementary Schools-Laurette Shrage

Middle Schools-Linda Generoso

High School-Rodney Arthur