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News / Announcements
Jan 08, 2015
Students in Class 502 at PS 396 in the Bronx are enjoying their VMath computer program purchased with money from the ASD Nest Staff Grant Program! Thanks to their teachers: Elyse Mattiaccio, Nate Dallas, and Kirsten Taylor!
Dec 01, 2014
MS 442, Carroll Gardens School for Innovation, a third-year Nest school, has been selected as one of Chancellor Fariña's 17 Showcase Schools. They are highlighted for "Supporting All Students through Innovative Instruction." Congratulations to the staff at MS 442! Read the full list of schools.
Nov 03, 2014
Channel View School for Research was featured on an American Graduate Day segment on PBS in September. Host Lyn May of WNET interviewed Channel View teacher, Craig Dorsi, and a student from the school about the school's Outward Bound program, Expeditionary Learning, and the "Crew" advisory program.
View the segment on YouTube.
Oct 06, 2014
InsideSchools has selected Nest school IS 75 as a middle school to look at!
As one of the only two Staten Island middle school picks, InsideSchools identified the ASD Nest middle school on their annual list of New York City middle schools. In addition to their math support and Scholars program, Insideschools highlighted the school's ASD Nest program as an example of its strong special education support.
Read more about IS 75 and the other picks.
"Nest is probably the most effective inclusion program I have ever seen."
- Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical College/Columbia University Medical Center
"Replicating the Nest approach nationwide would greatly improve the employment outlook for people with autism."
- Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
Scientific Council Board Member at Organization for Autism Research
(SFARI, May 2011)
"The Nest is one of the most comprehensive inclusion programs I have seen focusing on promoting strengths of individuals on the autism spectrum—as well as everyone else!"
- Stephen Shore, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education, Adelphi University