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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Asks NYC Parents of Students with Disabilities to Take Special Ed Survey This April
Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate of the City of New York, asks parents of students with disabilities to take a "Spotlight on Special Ed" survey this month to help parents' voices be heard in the New York City Department of Education. (read the story...)

Mompreneur: Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman Opens Third School for Language Development on Long Island
Long Island mom Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman is the founder of three schools for language development in the Long Island and Queens area. A new high school will open up in Richmond Hill in September. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of Tiegerman's first school in Glen Cove. We caught up with the mom of six to discuss what she's learned along the way and what her plans are for the future. (read the story...)

Programs For Special Needs Children: Unlocking Their Acronyms
If you have a child with a suspected developmental delay, foreign terms like CPSE, EI, OSC, IEP are likely to work their way into your vocabulary. Decoding these acronyms may seem like learning a new language, an accurate translation may hold the key to advocating for your child. (read the story...)

My Child Has To Be Tested!
Maybe the teacher has contacted you. Maybe the pediatrician has raised some questions. Now they have agreed that your child should be referred for testing. What are they looking for? (read the story...)

Teaching Reading to Dyslexic Kids
The system goes awry in concluding that the solution for dyslexics is to be found in sound analysis training. (read the story...)

When Reading Is Just Too Hard
Our son, Isaac, was happy in kindergarten at the local public school. Although my husband, Paul, and I noticed that he couldn’t hold a crayon properly and alternated hands when he wrote his name, we weren’t concerned. This was kindergarten, after all. (read the story...)

Second Chance With School:A bright student takes his dyslexic mom where she’s never been - to the head of the class
I’m finally enjoying school. Instead of bearing the stigma “learning disabled” like a backwards scarlet letter, I’m seeing how the top students live. Except now it’s not my own book bag I swing on my way to a New York City public school. (read the story...)

SPECIAL ED: Is Your Child A Candidate?A guide for parents
Max R. is a fourth grader with curly brown hair, lots of freckles and a passion for soccer. He has a baby sister, loving parents and a best friend, Josh, who lives down the block. All is well, except Max doesn’t know how to read. (read the story...)

A Parent's Secret Weapon - the School 504-Plan
What can you do if your child does not qualify for special education, but you know he needs some extra help dealing with a disability? The answer is to request a "504-Plan hearing" at your child's school. (read the story...)


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