When Jamie Brewer strides down the catwalk during New York Fashion Week, she will also become the first woman & model with Down syndrome to grace the runway.
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.
When I look at my six year old daughter, Ava, and the path in front of her, I am fearful. I often hear new parents comfort each other by saying, “It gets easier.” In my case, I fear the opposite. I suspect it’s only going to get more difficult and am continuously steeling my nerves in preparation. Will she be able to function in society as an adult? How independent will she be? Will I be able to provide the financial...
Manhattan Borough President and possible 2013 mayoral candidate Scott Stringer blasted the New York City Department of Education at a press conference today.
New York City has failed to recover tens of millions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements for services it provided to special-needs students in recent years.