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News / Announcements
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.
Sep 08, 2014
In a back-to-school blog, Autism Speaks posted an article about the ASD Nest's New School Year Kick-off. The article highlighted the growth and scope of the ASD Nest program, and discussed NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña's focus on collaboration and dedication. They sum up Fariña's message with this quote from her keynote:
See the full article.
We need to go to school next week full of joy, hope, and determination that all kids will have the best experience possible in our New York City schools.
"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