Ilene Weiss was a chairperson of the Committee on Special Education, and is a New York state-certified teacher with over 30 years of experience working with children with disabilities. Ilene consults, advocates for parents of children who have special needs, and tutors children who are struggling with reading and literacy, by using multi-sensory approaches. Ilene works with Fletcher's Place Reading Program, improving reading instruction, and helping struggling readers. Ilene has completed NYC, Newark, Dobbs Ferry, Yonkers, NJ, and Miami, FL teacher trainings, and also presents various workshops for parents.
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NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.