How to Survive Turning 5: Free Legal Workshops for Parents of Special Needs Children

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The Kindergarten transition process is undeniably daunting for families of special needs children—and New York City’s massive bureaucracy doesn’t make it any easier.

A few years ago, our founding partner, Regina Skyer, published a handbook for parents (How to Survive Turning 5). And every year, we hold free legal education workshops so that as many parents as possible can learn how to navigate the so-called “Turning Five” process in New York City.

This year we are offering two free events in October (one in Brooklyn, one in Manhattan). These workshops are designed for parents of preschoolers and interested special education professionals. We will go over independent evaluations, school applications, public program options, IEP meetings, hearings and appeal procedures, and more. We will also answer as many individual questions from attendees as time allows.

Tuesday, October 10th, 6 PM – 8 PM
The NYU Child Study Center, One Park Avenue, 7th Floor
Please RSVP via this Eventbrite link. Limited spots are available.

Thursday, October 19th, 7 PM – 9 PM
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Avenue
Please RSVP via the registration page on the Music Therapy Parent Talks page on the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music website. Limited spots are available.