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News / Announcements
Jun 22, 2016
Congratulations to Rachel Pineda, Salutatorian of her graduating eighth grade class at MS 219! Rachel has been in Nest since Intensive Kindergarten at PS 165. Next year she will attend high school at the Queens School of Inquiry.
Jun 17, 2016
The parent of a graduating 5th grade Nest student at PS 165Q recently sent a letter to Project Director, Dorothy Siegel, expressing how much the program and the team at 165 have helped her son. She wrote of the impacts of the team's support, "he believes in the good in people; he can ask for help and will receive it; he has a safe environment where he can test his skills; he understands that he needs to work in order to get it done; he is a happy boy!" Read the full letter here.
Jun 07, 2016
Congratulations to PS 84 principal Sereida Rodriguez on becoming a Cahn Fellow! The Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Public School Principals at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks to strengthen public schools by recognizing outstanding principals and aspiring principals and developing their capacity as leaders. The Program engages principals and aspiring principals in a collaborative network of peers and develops their ability to improve school climate and culture, teacher effectiveness and ultimately student learning and achievement. (Teachers College website)
May 12, 2016
Congratulations to the following Nest schools that are in the "Top 20%" of NYC schools, as announced by the Council of Supervisors and Administrators (CSA): PS 222K, PS 396X, PS 19M, PS 121K, MS 219Q, MS 442K, MS 447K, MS 96K, Millennium Brooklyn High School, NYC Lab High School.
"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