The New York Institute for Special Education(NYISE) supports four quality programs for children who are blind or visually disabled, emotionally and learning disabled and preschoolers who are developmentally delayed.
As the only Summer Camp program in New York City for children that are blind or visually impaired, Camp Wanaqua is truly a unique offering of NYISE. Totally dependant on private support the camp provides children with classes, field trips, and activities that focus on the development of critical life skills. Applications are accepted each Spring.
The Schermerhorn Program recognizes
our 176 year commitment to children who are blind and visually impaired.
Many of these children, who range in age from 5 to 21 years, have a mild
secondary disability and need a specialized educational environment in order
to be successful in school. Students are placed in either the day or five
day residential program.
The Van Cleve Program is a highly structured
educational day and residential component that includes specialized services
such as counseling for the students and their families.
The children have emotional or learning difficulties. Our goal is to
reduce the behavioral and learning deficits of students by providing academic
and social skills necessary to enter less restrictive programs.
The Readiness Program is a
pre-school that helps children who are developmentally delayed from ages
3 to 5. They have disabilities that include speech impairment, mild orthopedic
impairment, or a learning or emotional disability.
By providing specialized
instruction, intensive therapies and early intervention many are able to
be mainstreamed or are placed in a least restrictive educational environment
when they reach the age of five.
For our Annual Report and information
on making a tax-deductible contribution contact: The New York Institute for Special Education NYI Email Contacts 999 Pelham Parkway Bronx, New York 10469 USA
Phone: (718) 519-7000 Ext. 315 Fax: (718) 231-9314