Future Events

  • ASD Nest and Horizon Programs, comprehensive presentation about specific programs offered by DOE for kids in the Autism Spectrum
    January 9, 2015 - 10:00am

    Do you have a school-age child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?  Come and hear Paula Magdalena and Diana Carnegie...

  • “T5” The Transition from Preschool to Kindergarten (CPSE – CSE)
    December 19, 2014 - 10:00am

    Presenter: Dr. Paul Hutchinson, AHRC Advocacy Director

    As children approach the age of five, parents have to think in terms of the transition from preschool to...

  • How can I help my special child?
    December 2, 2014 - 10:00am

    Presenter: Margarita Gendelman, Occupational Therapist

    Parents always ask how I can help my special child:

    • Become more flexible
    • Pay attention
    • Sit down
    • Eat...


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Case Management Services Available in Manhattan


The Family Support Case Management Program at Sinergia, Inc. provides assistance to children and adults with developmental disabilities living in Manhattan. We provide linkage to needed services such as obtaining evaluations, family reimbursement, respite, community habilitation, camp, after school programs, educational and housing advocacy, employment and residential services as well as assistance with SSI, Medicaid, Public Assistance, Access-A-Ride and more. Medicaid is not required and we often serve recent or undocumented immigrants who are not eligible for benefits. Our staff is bilingual in English and Spanish. We would like to extend these services to your clients as well. Families residing in East Harlem and Upper Harlem Communities are provided the same services through Sinergia’s East Harlem Based Alliance Case Management Services.

Referrals can be made directly through the Intake Coordinator at (212)643-2840 ext. 336.

For more information please feel free to contact Doris Rodriguez at (212)643-2840 ext ext. 325.


Education Committee Hearing of the City Council



On October 28 the Education Committee of the City Council held a hearing to examine DOE’s ongoing efforts to improve instruction for students with disabilities. The Metropolitan Parent Center submitted testimony on behalf of the many parents it serves stating that it believes “the DOE falls short in its endeavor to meet its responsibility to provide students with disabilities with their right to a Free Appropriate Public Education.” Under IDEA the District has a mandate to oversee and supervise the progress of the special education programs. As such, the MPC recommends that the DOE conduct a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of its initiatives. See attached.