A compilation of photos from past school Thanksgiving celebrations from 2010 to the 2016. Video playing to the song "That's What Friends Are For" - Piano Solo by Burt Bacharach
Short 1 minute video of some photographs of music education at NYISE taken in 1937 and 2017.Uploaded Nov 08, 2017 to Museum and Archive, Media Gallery, and 8 more
The Pep Rally was a great success and it included games, friendly competition and lots of support for the Winter sports of Wrestling, Basketball, Swimming and Cheerleading.Uploaded Oct 27, 2017
Barbra Vlahopoulis’ class( Group 6 )are the winners of the "We are the World - Let’s make a Difference" theme for today's Pep Rally. Daniel Lubiner helped with the production of the video.Uploaded Oct 26, 2017 by John Admin to Media Gallery, Enriched Curriculum, and 3 more
At NYISE, we celebrate it with a parade up and down Pelham Parkway and a mobility related scavenger hunt. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate and many walk proudly with their children. Prior to the parade, the student make posters and signs to carry during the parade. The children look forward to the event and enjoy being stars of the parade each year.Uploaded Oct 16, 2017 to Media Gallery, Student Life, and 4 more
Ed Lucas is a former student of NYI that has had a long and notable career in sports broadcasting. He is an avid NY Yankees fan that has attended over 60 consecutive opening day games. A close friend to Phil Rizzuto and Stick Michael, Lucas was honored with a New York Emmy Award for his work with YESNetwork.com in 2008.
On April 21, 2015, Simon & Schuster and Derek Jeter Publishing released Ed's autobiography, "Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story." The book is available on Bookshare for persons with disabilities.
Lucas married his wife at home plate in old Yankee Stadium in 2006. Mr. Steinbrenner granted permission for that first and only wedding at home plate and paid for the catering. He had a long and significant career and runs his own foundation.
Today a broad variety of technologies make audio books available to persons with blindness and low vision. Our students use digital audio players to listen to popular fiction and non-fiction books. Students usually have the option of getting their textbooks in Braille and digital audio.
The availability of special record players became known as “talking books” to the blind community started in 1931 with the passing of the Pratt-Smoot Act. This law mandated that literature in braille be provided to adults who are blind through designated libraries nationwide.
In 1932, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) began work on sound recordings and developed some of the first test recording that included the book Midstream by Helen Keller and the poem The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe.
The Library of Congress receives its first shipment of Talking Books in 1934 from AFB with titles that include the Book of Psalms and the Declaration of Independence. The American Printing House for the Blind recorded its first audio book, Gulliver’s Travels, in 1936.
Today, books are read in Braille and using digital book readers from downloaded files. Websites like Bookshare.org and LearningAlly.org provide over a half million popular books and text books to students and adults.
A thank you video to those that made Camp Wanaqua possible for the children. Special recognition goes to the 2017 Sponsors and Supporters: Rossiter Financial Group, Inc., JS Concrete & Masonry, LLC, Hinman Straub P.C., Charitable Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Gundermann & Gundermann, Inc., Cook Maran & Associates, Readers Digest Partners for Sight Foundation and The NYISE Board of Directors.
Music: Justin Timberlake "CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!" Created by: Christopher Busone
For over 60 years, the Institute had a separate Deaf-Blind Department. The original building that opened in 1938 is now where the business office and museum are located. It was a significant program that was very innovative and progressive since its inception.
From 1964-1965, before the development of a vaccine against the disease, a rubella epidemic swept the United States. Of children whose mothers are infected during their first trimester of pregnancy, studies suggest that between 50% and 90% would suffer from Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS). During that short period, there were 12.5 million cases of rubella. Twenty thousand children were born with CRS: 11,000 were deaf, 3,500 blind, and 1,800 mentally retarded. It was this epidemic that lead to the Institute building Frampton Hall which severed this population for over 30 years.
As this population grew out of school age, the Institute started our current pre-school program in Frampton Hall. The Readiness Program provides special education services to children ages 3-5. Students who have been identified as a preschooler with a disability and have a recommendation for special education are placed in the program through their local Committee on Preschool Special Education.
Sampling of the activites by our talented artists in Art Class with Dan LubinerUploaded Sep 09, 2017 to Programs, Enriched Curriculum and Schermerhorn