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Dyslexic students to benefit from new Staten Island charter school

Plans are moving forward to establish a charter school that addresses the needs of children who are having difficulty learning because they are dyslexic. “We’ve got a problem on Staten Island. Students, our children, with dyslexia are going to public schools and their needs are not being met,” said Laura Timoney, the borough’s deputy director of …

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Keeping the Promise: SIDDC Breakfast

The Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council’s Annual Community Breakfast: “Keeping the Promise: It Matters to Us” was held February 26, 2016 at The Vanderbilt in South Beach.  NYS Senator Diane Savino and NYS Assembly Representative Nicole Malliotakis heard the concerns of advocates for and families of people with disabilities. Life-Wire News Service’s Meredith Arout photographed the event …

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S.I. Developmental Disabilities Council Rally

The Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council took their message on the road Friday, bringing its Legislative Rally to legislators across Staten Island.  Here is their first stop, where Senator Anthony Lanza had a spirited discussion with the Council regarding new housing for people with disabilities and increasing salaries for direct care professionals. A video of the …

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Video: SIDDC Community Breakfast — Issues & Positions — 2/27/15

Published on YouTube, Mar 2, 2015 Staten Island Community Breakfast at The Vanderbilt, Staten Island, NY on Feb. 27, 2015. Sam Stone and Steven Filoramo reporting. Usage: Video must be credited to “Life-Wire News Service” or “Life-Wire News Service, a division of Lifestyles for the Disabled.” To request permission to post, inquire below. Please link …

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