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  • Thank You St. Dominic’s High School!

    Thank you to all the volunteers from St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay for coming out to help share the mission of inclusion at the Oyster Festival this past weekend! Saturday's volunteers: Julia Volberg, Catherine McAuliffe, Rebecca Kelly, Francesca Minicozzi, Kaitlyn Kennedy, Lauren Kennedy, Christopher McDermott, Isabella Robles, Jonathan Looney, Allison Montefusco and Makela Flanagan. Sunday's volunteers: Sarah Buonaguro, Beth Garrison, Ally Blair, Gianna Renaldo, Jamie Gallo, Julia Palmeri, Anna Kirk, Ryan Poole, Mick Brennan, Mike Assini, Jordan Kurgie, and Sean Monaghan.
  • Did you see us in Newsday???

    Thank you Kay Blough and Newsday for sharing our mission with your readers! If you've found us because of the article on Sunday, September 4, 2016, on page 2 of the LILife section, please leave a comment below and let us know!
  • Our 5K is on the way!

    In less than two weeks we will be holding the Inaugural A Run Through History 5K/Family Fun Run/Walk! On Saturday, September 10, 2016, and the HPSNetwork are teaming up for this event. Please join us as a runner/walker or as a race day volunteer. Just click on the EVENTS tab! I'd like to thank everyone at HPSNetwork for partnering with us for this event and all of their hard work making the run/walk a reality. Thanks, too, to Debra Milano for guiding both our organizations through the process of setting up a 5K/Fun Run/Walk and for her patience as we learned along the way. Her invaluable assistance has been most appreciated. Looking forward to a fabulous day and raising money and awareness for and HPSNetwork!!!
  • Ahhh, August…

    Ahhh, many of you, I am always stunned when it seems like summer is just getting started and then I blink, and it's August! For many of our pals the countdown to the first day of kindergarten has started and with this comes many emotions. While most parents are anxious and excited for this milestone, the anxiety can be quite overwhelming for the parent of a child with a disability or delay. Did I choose the right school? Did I choose the right placement? Self contained? 6:1:2? 8:1:2? 12:1:2? An inclusion class? General Ed with an aide or General Ed without an aide? Without knowing your specific situation and because everyone's experience will be different and challenging in different ways, I can't guarantee that your choice is the best choice for your child. What I can guarantee is that whatever happens on the first day of school will be okay in the long run. If your child's placement isn't quite right, work with your team and know you can always go back to CSE. Try to enjoy the first day...prepare as best you can and plan to do something kind for yourself. It is a big day, but it's just the first day.

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