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.
Awarded at the Bronx Chamber of Commerce's Women of Distiction Luncheon.Uploaded Mar 24, 2018 to Press
Performed at the 13th Music is Our Vision Music Festival at the Perkins School for the Blind on May 12, 2018 performed by the combined choruses.
Governor Morehead School for the Blind, Raleigh, NC
Maryland School for the Blind, Baltimore, MD
St. Joseph's School for the Blind, Jersey City, NJ
New York Institute for Special Education, Bronx, NY
Overbrook School for the Blind, Philadelphia, PA
Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA
W. Ross MacDonald School for the Blind, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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 Hernandez to Media Gallery, Enriched Curriculum, and 3 more
Piano Solo “Au Clair de Lune” A traditional French song performed by Morgan
We interviewed 3 students to find out how technology and accessibility impact their lives.Uploaded Mar 06, 2018 to Programs, Media Gallery, and 9 more
Schermerhorn 21 - “Russian Christmas Tree Fun Song” and “Tom Dooley”, a traditional Folk song” performed on English BellsUploaded Dec 07, 2017 to Programs, Media Gallery, and 7 more
Created by student Kevin Figueroa, this video is an overview of the residential students and staff preparing and enjoying a large feast in celebration of Thanksgiving. Additional photos of the event are available in the Media Gallery's Photo Album: http://www.nyise.org/apps/album/index.jsp?dir=95517/14588/31320&backLink=&backTitle=