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Students Advocate for Blind, Deaf And Severely Disabled In Albany

Advocates for schools representing blind, deaf and severely physically disabled students will be in Albany today for the annual 4201 Schools Association Advocacy Day. 

Students, teachers, administrators and families will ask lawmakers to continue their support for children with low-incidence disabilities.

 Many association members have been calling attention to their infrastructure needs in a series of videos that were produced this year.

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf produced this video highlighting the school’s capital needs. “Our aging, 11-acre Main Street campus is comprised of seven buildings, the oldest of which dates back to 1898,” Kelly said. “At St. Mary’s, we are not unique when it comes to the condition of our buildings. All members of the 4201 Schools Association are experiencing similar challenges. We really need help from the state to create safer environments for students.”

Other schools produced videos, including Henry Viscardi School in Albertson, Nassau County, St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf in the Bronx and Cleary School for the Deaf in Nesconset, Suffolk County.

St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Brooklyn featured a young student  in a 28-second video clip



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Cleary School for the Deaf |  Henry Viscardi School |  Lexington School for the Deaf  |  New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood)
Rochester School for the Deaf  |  St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf  |  St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf  |  The New York Institute for Special Education