The 4201 Schools Association announces Bernadette Kappen, Ph.D., of the NY Institute for Special Education, has been elected as Chairwoman by the Association’s Membership. Learn more here.
The 4201 Schools Association announced its endorsement of a proposed bill that would improve educational programs and services for the nation’s blind and low-vision students. Learn more here.
The association representing 11 special education schools across the state today announced its support for the passage of the proposed Alice Cogswell Act of 2013 – a measure that would improve educational programs and services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learn more here.
Below, view Dr. Harold Mowl’s appeal to support the Alice Cogswell Act.
You can also learn more about this important initiative here: http://www.ceasd.org/child
Students from the Henry Viscardi School have artwork displayed in NY and Washington, D.C.
The art of four Henry Viscardi School students – Delvin, Kiara, Ron and Robert – will be showcased at the “Embracing Our Differences” exhibit at Suffolk Community College from October 14 to 27. Sylvia and Celina, both 2013 graduates, will have their work displayed by the Very Special Arts (VSA) International Art Program at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library and the U.S. Department of Education during November. Tenzin will see her work on display alongside the work of 70 other students at various locations throughout Manhattan this month.
You can view their artwork here
State Education Commissioner John King, a Brooklyn native, was pleased to meet two students from his old neighborhood; Seth and Omar from St. Francis DeSales School for the Deaf visited Albany on Monday, March 4, 2013 as part of 4201 Schools Association’s Lobby Day.
Please check back here soon for additional photos from our 2013 Lobby Day.
Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation Impacting Blind and Visually Impaired Teens Nationwide
The New York Institute for Special Education recently announced that the institute will be participating in the National Fitness Challenge made possible through a $150,000 grant from The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation.
WE ARE PART OF THE SOLUTION
The 4201 Schools Association is comprised of 11 state-supported schools educating New York’s children with low-incidence disabilities. The mission of the 4201 Schools Association is to enhance the futures of New York State’s children who are deaf, blind and severely physically disabled and to advocate to ensure the continuation of the option of specialized services provided by its member schools. With its collective expertise, the 4201 Schools Association is the primary advocate and resource for quality education for children who are deaf, blind and physically disabled in New York State.
Students at 4201 schools receive a rigorous, high quality and inclusive education. Educators at 4201 schools are experts in their fields who encourage creativity, enthusiasm and hard-work. 4201 schools are not merely an educational option for children with low-incidence disabilities, they are often the most constructive and appropriate learning setting, enabling students to discover, communicate and interact in the least restrictive environment.