NEWS

Leading Advocates for New York’s Blind, Deaf and Physically Challenged Meet with Congressional Delegation

October 30, 2017

Educational leaders representing seven New York based schools specializing in providing educational opportunity for children with low-incidence disabilities traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for the Cogswell Macy Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funding on October 24-25.

Read more here.


Students Return to the Class Room at New York’s Schools for Deaf, Blind and Physically Disabled

September 6, 2017

The 4201 Schools Association, which serves students who are blind, deaf and severely physically disabled is welcoming back students to campus to begin the 2017-18 academic year.

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Schools Serving Students with Disabilities Prepare For Class of 2017 Commencements

June 15, 2017

Students enrolled in nine schools serving blind, deaf, and severely physically disabled students will celebrate this month as they take part in graduation ceremonies across the state.

Read more here.


iPads Helping Visually Impaired Students See the World in a Whole New Way

May 25, 2017

NYISE is featured in a news segment broadcast in various markets across the U.S.

It can be viewed here.


Long-time Faculty Member Angelo Zegarelli Selected Head of School at the Henry Viscardi School

May 18, 2017

Read article here.


New York School for the Deaf in White Plains – also known as Fanwood – is Celebrating 200 Years of Educational Success.

April 25, 2017

Read about how they celebrated.


NYISE celebrates successful former students, commemorating Women’s History Month and inspiring a new generation.

April 6, 2017

View photos here.


Advocates Come in All Sizes and Shapes

February 14, 2017


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Advocates For Blind, Deaf and Severelly Disabled Students Seek Funding Parity

February 14, 2017

Advocates for schools representing blind, deaf and severely physically disabled students will be in Albany today to testify before the Joint Legislative Committee focused on Elementary & Special Education.

View news release here.


A video greeting from St. Mary’s: A brief history and today’s capital needs

February 8, 2017


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New York School for the Deaf Celebrates 200 Years

January 17, 2017

NYSD will mark its 200th Anniversary July 1 to 4 this summer. Click here to scroll through historic photos and to view a video message from the school and the line-up of events taking place during the four-day celebration.


Viscardi Graduate Honored by the Town of Hempstead

October 13, 2016

Christopher Alvarez, who graduated valedictorian from the Henry Viscardi School (HVS) at The Viscardi Center last spring, was one of seven honored by the Town of North Hempstead in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month this week.

Read about it here.


A Reason to Celebrate

October 12, 2016

The New York Institute for Special Education has launched a new and improved website.

See all the new features here.


American Pride

September 28, 2016

The Buffalo Sabres of the NHL again welcomed St. Mary’s School for the Deaf students to sign the national anthem at a Sept. 26 game.


New York’s Schools for Deaf, Blind and Severely Physically Disabled Welcome Students Back to School

September 7, 2016

The 4201 Schools Association, which serves students who are blind, deaf and severely physically disabled is welcoming back students to campus to begin the 2016-17 academic year.

Read more here.


How does a deaf person stay safe when pulled over by the police?

August 25, 2016

In the wake of a tragedy in North Carolina, Dr. Harold Mowl, interim superintendent, NYSD, and Principal Jennifer McGee have the answer.

Read more here.


4201 Schools Celebrating Class of 2016

August 10, 2016


Deaf Awareness Week Coming Soon to Lexington

August 10, 2016

Support Lexington School for the Deaf by purchasing a T-shirt commemorating the school’s Deaf Awareness Week celebrations.

Learn more here.


Dr. Harold Mowl Introduced as NYSD’s Interim Superintendent

July 29, 2016

Dr. Harold Mowl, the former superintendent of Rochester School for the Deaf, has come out of retirement temporarily to join New York School for the Deaf as Interim Superintendent.

Read more here.


What a PIP

July 29, 2016

This young lad is a recent grad from Cleary School for the Deaf’s Parent Infant Program – or PIP – which serves deaf children and their families from birth to three years old.

Read about PIP here.


Meet the Comptrollers

July 15, 2016

New York State Comptroller, a good friend to the 4201 Schools Association, right, and Buffalo Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder, visited St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in Buffalo on Friday, July 15. The met summer school students and spoke to them about leadership and integrity.


News Release: Schools Serving Students with Disabilities Celebrate Commencements and Academic Success

June 8, 2016

During the month of June, students enrolled in the 11 schools serving blind, deaf, and severely physically disabled students will celebrate at graduation ceremonies while looking back on their many accomplishments throughout their educational careers – from pre-school through high school. The graduations will be held beginning June 15.

Read more here.


The Viscardi Center Hosts 50th ‘Sports Night’ Fundraiser

May 31, 2016

The Viscardi Center, which includes the Henry Viscardi School, hosted its annual Sports Night in May.
Special guests included Bryant Gumbel and two-time Super Bowl champ Eli Manning.

Annual Golf Classic

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Save the Date: The 26th Annual Cleary Golf Classic is June 6

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Biology Professor’s Calling: Teach Deaf Students They Can Do Anything

April 11, 2016

To get a really good sense of why Caroline Solomon is a great teacher, you have to go into the field with her.

Read more here .


Fanwood hosts Annual Academic Bowl

March 9, 2016

New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) will host and compete in the annual Gallaudet Academic Bowl from March 10 to 13. For schools for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, this is a distinguished academic event.

Read more here.


Par Funding Prepares Students with Disabilities to Soar

March 1, 2016

Students and administrators from the 11-member association representing deaf, blind and severely disabled students are gathering in Albany today to raise awareness among members of the Legislature and encourage funding parity in the state budget, now and into the future. .

Read more here.


4201 Schools Student Captures the Attention of State Legislators at Budget Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education

February 4, 2016

Vivian Higuita, 18, a visually impaired junior at New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx, joined Bernadette Kappen, Ph.D., 4201 Schools Association chairwoman and executive director of The New York Institute for Special Education, as well as Tim Kelly, association vice-chair and superintendent of St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in Buffalo in Albany on Jan. 27, asking the legislature to make permanent the way it funds schools serving deaf, blind and severely physically disabled students.

1.27.2016 4201 Schools Offer Testimony (Dr. Kappen and Ms. Higuita)

View testimony here


Special Education Student and Administrators Will Testify Today In Albany

January 27, 2016

A visually impaired special education student will join school administrators in Albany to ask the Legislature to restore and maintain state budget parity for 11 schools serving blind, deaf and severely physically disabled students in New York.

Read more here.


Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited NYISE today to announce the school has become the first in NYC to sign up for the state’s K-Solar Program.

January 20, 2016

See program details here.


Inside Buffalo visits St. Mary’s School for the Deaf

January 12, 2016

Linda Pellegrino, host of WKBW’s AM Buffalo, sits down with SMSD and Inside Buffalo to announce the beginning of regular public tours of SMSD. Learn more about the school’s history and magnificent architecture here.


Former Giants Punter Sean Landetta Visits Cleary School

January 8, 2016

In recent weeks, Sean Landetta, who was the punter on two New York Giants Super Bowl winning teams, paid a visit to Cleary School for the Deaf in Nesconset, Suffolk County.

Read all about it here.


“Spring Awakening’ is a Broadway hit featuring deaf actors, including its star, Sandra Mae Frank. NBC Nightly News visited the theater and caught up with the star.

January 5, 2016

View the story here.


News12 in the Bronx visited students from NYISE who performed in the school’s annual holiday show in front of their family members.

December 23, 2015

View the news story here.


Operation Santa and St. Mary’s School For The Deaf makes kids feel right at home

December 16, 2015
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View video here.


Sign language Santa brings joy to deaf children

December 11, 2015

It turns out that Santa Claus can speak in any language. View USA Today’s report here.


New York Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer speaks with Time Warner Cable news after receiving an Award of Merit from the 4201 Schools Association.

December 4, 2015

View portions of the segment here.


‘Giving Tuesday’ is coming up.

November 17, 2015

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Consider donating to members of the 4201 Schools Association on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. Visit member websites by clicking on the links at the top of this page. Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back to the community or to your favorite nonprofit organization. Learn more here.


Legislators Honored For Work On Behalf Of Blind, Deaf and Severely Physically Disabled Children

October 30, 2015

View news release here.


What does a white cane mean to blind or visually impaired students?

October 28, 2015

Find out here.


Judy Schechter, a Lexington School for the Deaf high school social studies teacher, was selected to participate in “Understanding Sacrifice” – a competitive, year-long professional development program held in Europe.

October 28, 2015

Read more here.


Lexington School for the Deaf students took a field trip to Vermont recently to explore forestry as a potential career option.

October 28, 2015
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View photos here.


The New York Institute for Special Education celebrated White Cane Day on Oct. 15 and produced a slide show of images from the day’s events.

October 28, 2015

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View video here.


Children and staff from the New York Institute for special education parade in the Bronx in celebration of White Cane Day

October 16, 2015

Watch video here.


New York’s Schools Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week

Posted 9/22/15

Members of the 4201 Schools Association, specializing in serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students, are planning a variety of activities to commemorate International Deaf Awareness Week, Sept. 21 to 25.

Read more here.


New York’s Schools for Deaf, Blind and Severely Physically Disabled Welcome Students Back to School

Posted 9/11/15

The 4201 Schools Association, which serves students with “low-incidence” disabilities, is welcoming back students to campus to begin another academic year.

Read more here.

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St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf welcome students back to its Bronx campus on Tuesday, Sept. 8. St joseph’s is one of 11 schools in New York serving students who are deaf, blind or severely physically disabled

Posted 9/9/15


Soon it will be back to school for 4201 Schools Association students, but not for these graduates

Posted 8/12/15

Take a look back at these happy and proud Class of 2015 graduates.


Follow 4201 Schools Association members on Facebook

Posted 6/29/15

Follow 4201 Schools Association members on Facebook, including NYISE , St. Mary’s School for the Deaf and Rochester School for the Deaf.

Visit us again to discover links to other Facebook users within the association.


Valedictorial Christine Bharosi gives advice to the NYISE Class of 2015

Posted 6/25/15

View video here.


Schools Serving Students with Disabilities Celebrate Commencements

Posted 6/12/15
Students from 11 schools serving children who are blind, deaf and severely physically disabled will hold commencements this month, celebrating the accomplishments of 178 pre-school, elementary and high school graduates.

Read more here.


Rochester School for the Deaf welcomed renowned artist Ellen Mansfield

Posted 5/14/15

See more photos here.


Cleary School for the Deaf is hosting its Annual Cleary Golf Classic on June 1 at Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor

Posted 5/14/15

Find out how you can participate here.


Mark your calendars: The 5th Annual ASL Student Film Festival is May 16 at NYSD

Posted 5/13/15

Read more here.


McLetchi is Deaf Person of the Month

Posted 4/22/15

Rochester School for the Deaf’s newly appointed superintendent, Antony McLetchie, has been named April’s Deaf Person of the Month by DeafPeople.com.

“We all have the same common goal, which is to make RSD the first choice for families to send their Deaf and hard of hearing child to, and to pass on the strong passion we have for the school to future generations of students,” McLetchie said.

Read more here.


Maria Bartolillo, executive director of St. Francis School for the Deaf, center, displays a Shirley Chisholm Women of Excellence Award in the Education & Research category, with her fellow recipients at the First Baptist Church in Brooklyn.

Posted 4/7/15

Sen. Jesse Hamilton co-hosted the event, which aligns with Women’s History Month and is honors Chisholm, a Brooklyn native who in 1968 became the first woman elected to Congress. The event drew 300 guests.

Read more here.


New York’s Schools for Deaf, Blind and Severely Physically Disabled Secure $2.3 Million in State Budget

Posted 4/1/15

Officials from the 11 members of the 4201 Schools Association announced that the New York State Budget includes an additional $2.3 million in funding.

Read more here.


St. Mary’s Superintendent Tim Kelly Pens Op-ed in the Niagara Gazette

Posted 3/26/15

Blind, deaf and physically challenged deserve equal state funding.

In New York there are 11 state-supported schools serving children who are deaf, blind and severely physically disabled. Some of these students have multiple disabilities and complex health issues.

Read more here.


4201 Schools Continue to Press for Equal State Funding

Posted 3/24/15

Dr. Harold Mowl, superintendent of Rochester School for the Deaf, left, meets with Sen. Rich Funke in Albany on March 24. The 4201 Schools Association is seeking a 4.8-percent increase in state aid – the same amount that is being allocated for public schools.


Special Education Students, Administrators and Teachers Will Ask For Equal Funding in 2015 State Budget

Posted 3/4/15

Albany – Educators representing 11 state-supported schools serving deaf, blind and severely physically disabled students will visit Albany today to ask lawmakers to treat the students equally and increase state funding by 4.8 percent – the same percentage increase Gov. Cuomo has recommended for public school districts in his proposed 2015-16 executive budget.

Read our full news release.


Advocates for Blind, Deaf and Physically Disabled Seek Equal Funding in 2015 State Budget

Posted 3/2/15

Educators representing 11 state-supported schools serving deaf, blind and severely physically disabled students will visit Albany today to ask lawmakers to treat the students equally and increase state funding by 4.8 percent – the same percentage increase Gov. Cuomo has recommended for public school districts in his proposed 2015-16 executive budget.

Read more here.


Amherst native and St. Mary’s School for the Deaf graduate Joe Vicario is an inspiration to RIT hockey teams

Posted 2/9/15

He always wanted to play hockey, but of course he never would.

Joe Vicario would never be able to lace up skates like his NHL heroes or like his dad, Chuck, who played for the Buffalo Junior Sabres. Contact sports were not possible for Vicario, born with a rare congenital defect that, among other things, fused the vertebra on the left side of his body. It was impossible for him to play.Read more here.

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New York’s Schools for Deaf, Blind and Severely Disabled Seek Equal Funding in State Budget

Posted 2/3/15

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deafnyc.com is your one-stop site for events tailored to the deaf community.

Posted 1/19/15

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Save the Date: 4201 Schools Association to host legislative reception from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 3.

January 15, 2015

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