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Every mother dreams about their children’s future. When they are special, the dream of being independent, graceful, happy, bright kids and also “socially adapted” is almost a fantasy. You guys made that fantasy a reality. Look at Kyle and Kayden. We will always be thankful.Linetty
Mother of Kyle and Kayden
2014 Ruby Rose Award Winner

Kim DeNitto, Occupational Therapy Assistant Extraordinaire, wins Award of Excellence.


Established in 2005 by Spectrum Services parents Bernardo and Barbara Mongil, the annual Ruby Rose Award is a way for our staff to recognize their coworkers for exceptional job performance. Named for the Mongils’ daughter, the Ruby Rose Award is a special honor. Each year, staff nominates colleagues who have shown unusual skill and commitment.  The award winner is also selected by a committee of Spectrum staff. In addition to this recognition by colleagues and a plaque at school, winners also receive a monetary gift.

 

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NYSED DASA Training

Posted 04/29/2014

We are proud to announce that we are approved by the New York State Education Department to offer required training in the NYS Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) for professionals applying for certificates or licensure, including, but not limited to classroom teachers and assistants, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, school administrators or supervisors, and superintendents of schools.  The DASA is NY legislation developed to afford all students in public schools an environment free from harassment, bullying and discrimination.  This training is designed to enhance understanding of diversity and multi-cultural environments and examine personal biases.

 

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Our Program Director Receives Commissioner of Education Appointment

Congratulations to Spectrum Services co-founder and Program Director, Jamey Wolff, for her appointment to the New York State Commissioner of Education’s Advisory Panel for Special Education Services (CAP).  She will be one of 3 special education administrators who sit on the panel with other representatives from State agencies and constituency groups.  As a member of CAP, she will be asked to review and provide comments on proposed regulations and New York State Education Department documents and publications as well as provide information about the unmet needs children with disabilities are facing.  Jamey has served on several on other New York State Committees in the past.  As a member of the New York State Autism Task Force, she provided input and review in the development of The Autism Program Quality Indicators: a quality improvement guide for schools and programs serving students with on the Spectrum. Jamey is also the Coordinator of the Hudson Alliance for Children with Special Needs, a consortium of 22 special education programs serving preschoolers in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

 
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