Beyond Access Series

The Beyond Access Series is presented by the New York City Department of Education's Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support. The series supports families of students with disabilities by providing sessions on topics around special education.

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Upcoming Sessions

March

March 9
How to Help Children Develop Oral Language (Speech) at Home

March 16
Explaining Death to Children – Why We Should have the Conversation and what they Need to Understand

  • Presenter: David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Register for the March 16 event

March 18
An Overview for Families: Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool (English)

March 23
Scientific Foundation for Understanding Development of and Problems in Executive Cognitive Function (Executive Function Session 3)

March 24
An Overview for Families on Inclusive Preschool Options (English)

March 31
An Overview for Families on Inclusive Preschool Options (Spanish)

April

April 6
An Overview for Families: Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool (Spanish)

April 13
Free and Affordable Technologies that Empower Students with Learning Disabilities to Complete Educational Tasks Independently

April 20
Coping Strategies for Families of Children with Special needs – even more of a need now

  • Presenter: David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Register for the April 20 event

April 27
“You Are Experts Too!” Parent Q&A with Professor Wexler

May

May 11
Explore how Games Provide the Practice Necessary for Reading and Oral Language Development

May 18
Taking Care of Yourself During the Pandemic

  • Presenter: David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • RRegister for the May 18 event

May 25
Executive Function Challenges in Common Conditions: ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Recorded Sessions

Beyond Access YouTube Page

Past sessions can be viewed on YouTube. If you are trying to access translated captions, please turn on closed captioning first by clicking the "CC" icon. Then in the setting gear select "Subtitles/CC" then select "Auto-translate" and select the language.

Past Session Topics

  • Everyday Reading and Oral Language at Home
  • Why Executive Cognitive Functions like Attention, Self-Control, Memory, and Flexibility Create Special Challenges for Children who Learn Differently and their Families
  • Helping Children Cope with Distress During the Pandemic
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