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Adapt Community Network is offering two free workshops coming up soon. Registration is required. Spanish translation will be provided.  The flyers are attached.  As always it would be much appreciated if you would share the information below with families and colleagues.


On Thursday, October 27th from 10 am – 11 am Dr. Lorien Baker from the Child Study Center at NYU will be presenting “My Child has Autism: Now What?” Dr. Baker will be discussing autism and what it could mean for your child and family. She’ll provide tips and resources you can use to navigate the diagnosis. To register to receive the Zoom link to join “My Child has Autism: Now What?” please click on RSVP 



On Thursday, November 3rd from 10 am – 11:30 am Rohini Singh, Assistant Director of the School Justice Project at Advocates for Children will be presenting “How to Access Supports for Students with Behavioral Challenges in School.” The webinar will cover the educational rights of students who face behavioral challenges in school and discuss behavioral supports and interventions available and how to advocate for them. Behavioral support for students with or without IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) will be discussed. 

To register to receive the Zoom link to join “How to Access Supports for Students with Behavioral Challenges in School, please click on RSVP 


If there is an issue with the registration links, you can request to register by emailing or call (718) 436-7979 Ext. 704.


2022-23 NYC public school calendar 



Children’s books for helping kids understand emotional and learning challenges 

Child Mind Institute




Schools & bus companies are open! Call to verify route, school start/end times and medical codes are the same all around. If child has Diabetes, verify glucagon action card & worker training are in place. 


* Make a backup plan for the first days of school (9/8 for public, varied for nonpublic); save receipts.


* When a bus shows up, make sure the roster includes your child’s name & correct school!

Note: GPS system that families can track is not in effect yet at most bus bases. 


* Changes to PM drop-off take a while. Submit a request form as soon as you know where your child needs to go at daily dismissal, if other than the home address. This includes shared custody.


If you have no NYCSA account, click ‘Continue as guest’, but you will need a 9 digit student ID and the school district number for the location of the dropoff. 

Seek more detailed instructions and any pdf option we find at


Family Assistance with Bussing


* Advocates for Children Q&A about start of 2022-23 school year includes busing advice also, 

in Spanish:


And English:

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