Upcoming Events: Two Turning 5 Talks + JCC School Fair Moves to Spring!

Upcoming events for special needs parents:

Turning 5: Understanding the Special Education Kindergarten Transition Process

Wed, March 13, 6:30-7:45 pm
Parents League, 115 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028

This workshop is being presented as part of a special education series at the Parents League office in Manhattan. Registration required. Parents League members enjoy free admission; non-member admission is $35.

Speakers: Diana Gersten and Greg Cangiano

For NYC parents of preschool-aged children who have special education needs, transitioning to kindergarten can be overwhelming. The experienced team of attorneys at Skyer Law have guided thousands of clients through this stressful “turning 5” process. Founding partner, Regina Skyer, literally wrote the book on How to Survive Turning 5. This workshop will explain your legal rights, placement options, and share strategies on how to successfully position yourselves for an appropriate kindergarten placement.

JCC/NYL Special Needs School Fair

Mon, Apr 15, 5:30-7:30 pm, Free
JCC Manhattan

The annual Special Needs School Fair is moving to the spring! Each year, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and NYL Lifestart partner to present the fair. Representatives from preschools through high schools serving the New York City special needs community come together on-site at the JCC to provide information and answers to your questions about the application process, class profiles, tuition costs, and more. School materials are available.

Click here for more information and to register.

Kindergarten and Special Education Part Two: Understanding Your Child’s Legal Rights

Thurs, May 2, 6:30-8:30 pm, Free
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
58 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

This workshop is being offered as part of a two-part series by Music Therapy Parent Talks at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Part one is being presented by special education advocate Sarah Birnbaum on April 18th. This is a free event, but registration is appreciated.

Speakers: Abbie Smith and Greg Cangiano

If your child may need special education services in kindergarten, understanding your legal rights is crucial. Skyer Law partners Greg Cangiano and Abbie Smith will provide a foundation for understanding your child’s rights, the educational options that exist in NYC for students with disabilities, and how to navigate the process successfully.