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City Hall Rally to Save Autism Funding 2012

Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices CEO & Founder Dr. Joshua Weinstein, with SK-HOV staff and students and Council Members Brad Lander, Mark S. Weprin, David Greenfield and Dan Halloran.

Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices CEO & Founder Dr. Joshua Weinstein, with SK-HOV staff and students and Council Members Brad Lander, Mark S. Weprin, David Greenfield and Dan Halloran.

On Tuesday, April 24, New York City Council Member Mark S. Weprin invited Council Members, service providers, and families of children with autism to a rally on the steps of City Hall, in an effort to urge the New York City Council to continue funding for its citywide autism initiative. Continue reading



Rally in Support of Autism Awareness

Dr. Joshua Weinstein, President & Founder of Shema Kolainu- Hear Our Voices addresses the crowd at last years rally

New York City Council Member Mark S. Weprin has invited Council Members, services providers, and families of children with autism to a rally on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at noon, on the steps of City Hall, urging the New York City Council to continue funding for its citywide autism initiative.

The New York City Council’s Autism Initiative has had a powerful impact on the lives of thousands of children and families providing vital services and resources. Council Member Mark S. Weprin along with many other Council Members are proposing that the New York City Council fund the Autism Initiative two million dollars for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Continue reading



Millions in Funding for Special Needs Students Missing

Photo courtesy of Scott StringerMillions of dollars intended for special needs students has been lost due to failures in Department of Education’s systems.  New York City’s special needs students were eligible for unclaimed Medicaid reimbursements to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.

On Thurs., Dec. 29th, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, in collaboration with United Federation of Teachers (UFT) President Michael Mulgrew, publicly demanded that city and Department of Education officials answer questions about the city’s failure to claim for Medicaid reimbursements.  Continue reading