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.
Thursday, October 25th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 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.
(This workshop is part two in a two-part series of workshops offered about the Turning Five process. Part one is a presentation by educational advocate Sarah Birnbaum on October 11th.)
Monday, October 29th, 6 PM – 8 PM
The Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, One Park Avenue, 7th Floor
Please RSVP via this Eventbrite link. Limited spots are available.