The New York Institute For Special Education

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· Serving Students with Special Needs since 1831 ·
Readiness children at the Winter Olympics
Readiness child having fun at their Winter Olympics
Schermerhorn Wrestling Team
Two Van Cleve Student Playing outside
Two Van Cleve Students showing their project at the Science Fair.


The New York Institute for Special Education(NYISE) is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonsectarian educational facility which provides quality programs for children who are blind or visually disabled, emotionally and learning disabled and preschoolers who are developmentally delayed.
The school was founded in 1831 as The New York Institution for the Blind as one of the first schools in the United States to provide an educational program for children who were blind or visually impaired.
Early in the twentieth century, the name was changed to The New York Institute for the Education of the Blind to emphasize the educational character of the school.
This website has an extensive history of the school, and a major collection of disability links called the Blindness Resource Center and hundreds of photos of our school activities. 
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Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

It was a chilly windy rainy day for our annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The students and staff took to the gymnasium track to walk for miles in support of the cause.
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