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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Watch the story from News12 Westchester
See photos from the night!
Thanks so much to each and every one of you for making this event so very special. Every speech was just amazing! Keep doing what you do for all our children. You are truly inspirational.These pictures will be posted on our SEPTA website. Feel free to download.All the best - and see you next year!Mary Jo & Julia
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
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
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
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.
Yad B’Yad (Hand-In-Hand)
A Synagogue-Based Inclusive Program for Jewish Teenagers with Developmental Challenges
For more information or to arrange an intake appointment, please contact Felice Miller-Baritz at 914-949-4717 ext 124 or email@example.com
Download the Yad B’Yad Brochure
Deborah Whitman, who has written several columns on home behavior spoke at a recent SEPTA General Meeting and offers this presentation to help guide you.
See Deborah’s Behavior Tips
Read her Behavior Corner columns
UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD’S INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP)
Presented by Naomi Brickel
Project Coordinator of the Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center
and past New Rochelle SEPTA President.
Please click on the link to see the slideshow Understanding Your Child’s IEP.
Read on for some helpful hints on how to support your child at home in developing a lifelong love of reading:
1. Encourage your child to re-read favorite books and poems. Repeated readings of familiar texts is a great way to held your child develop fluency and accuracy.
2. Ask your child questions about the story? “IE. “Why do you think Amelia Bedelia did that?” or “What do you think might happen next?”
3. Bring along a book or magazine wherever you go (doctor appointment, vacation, long car trip)
4. Read sections of the story to your child first and have them listen. Then read using “my turn, your turn”. Reading the section while your child listens will improve comprehension.
5. Make reading time a special time for the family to do together ( means turning the TV off and everyone reads for a time together)
6. Help your child pick out books they can read independently, that are not too difficult for them when looking for picks they can read on their own.
7. Give them opportunities to listen to a story on tape while following along in their book.
8. Encourage meaningful writing activities. Have your child write a list, a thank you note, a letter to you convincing you why they should do something or get something for example.
9. Encourage vocabulary development by engaging in interesting conversations with unfamiliar words intertwined in order to enhance their language skills.