Homeschooling a Child with Down Syndrome
Feb08

Homeschooling a Child with Down Syndrome

This past September we started home schooling. Before that our son, who has Down syndrome, attended public school in a regular classroom.

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For Special-Care Residents, NY Policy Means Leaving Home
Feb01

For Special-Care Residents, NY Policy Means Leaving Home

Long after lunchtime one recent afternoon, John Cosentino sat at his usual table, eating his usual snacks. On this day, he was the only resident of the Brooklyn Developmental Center in its cavernous cafeteria.

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Improving Dental Care One Visit at a Time
Oct21

Improving Dental Care One Visit at a Time

Researchers are studying how to overcome dental fears and sensory challenges in children with autism. And continuing-education programs are helping dentists and their staffs supplement what they learned in dental school — or, more likely, didn’t learn — about treating children with special needs.

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At School for the Disabled, CEO Enriches Himself at the Expense of Staff and Students
May18

At School for the Disabled, CEO Enriches Himself at the Expense of Staff and Students

An audit from the state comptroller’s office revealed that $835,074 was misused in 2008 and 2009, much of it going toward the $1.25 million in salary and benefits paid to Edmund L. Cortez, the chief executive officer, during that time.

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