SEPTA Meeting & Event Dates
April 4, Autism Awareness,
"Light it Up Blue" Day!
April 29, SEPTA's Bingo and Brownies! 7:00 PM
June 1, SEPTA Executive Board Meeting, (closed meeting), 7 PM
After School Club For Special Needs Students is back!
Backyard ALL-Sports Club is here!!
Register by March 12th
The BYS Plus Program offers Special Needs children a safe and appropriately competitive program to learn and enjoy team sports. The activities focus on athletic development skills while stressing the proper behaviors required for optimal group cooperation. Staffed by outstanding coaches and MS/HS peer mentors. Professionally designed curriculum. Program builds skills, confidence, self-esteem, and a lifetime devotion to sports and fitness. Praised by parents and professionals as one of Westchester’s leading Special Needs Sport Programs
Special Thanks to Robert Tudisco for his insightful presentation: "Addressing and Fighting Stigma" at our March 8th SEPTA Meeting. Robert M. Tudisco, is a nationally recognized author, motivational speaker and adult diagnosed with ADHD. He is also a practicing attorney at the law firm of Barger & Gaines in Tarrytown, NY.
Interested in joining Eastchester SEPTA?
Who are Eastchester SEPTA Members?
Any individual that has an interest in the welfare of children with special needs. Parents, teachers, families, neighbors, school administrators, students & friends are members of SEPTA. Membership is open to everyone!
Arc of Westchester has just posted their spring/summer program schedule!
The ARC of Westchester provides a wide variety of leisure and learning activities designed to help individuals build social skills, experience life in the community, transition from school to work and build lasting friendships. Their programs are conveniently located throughout Westchester County.
The New York State Education Department has released two brochures that are being used to disseminate key information to parents and community businesses on the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential. Learn more
In addition, regarding the Questions and Answers CDOS Commencement Credential were also updated.
Informational Site for parents and teachers of children with special needs: http://www.specialeducationguide.com
For special education teachers: www.specialeducationguide.com/teacher-certification
iPad applications organized by useful categories: 50 BEST iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities
Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center: http://www.hvsepc.org/
Wrights Law: http://www.wrightslaw.com
Special Education Advisor: http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com
Other Useful Links:
NYSED Special Education Office
Regulations of the Commissioner of Education - Parts 200 and 201
Special Education Publications
Westchester Institute for Human Development Publishes New Housing Resource Guide
Created with the support of "Autism Speaks" this new expanded edition of the Guide will help people with I/DD and their families to understand their housing options.