Committee on Outreach Grisel Cardona, Co-Chair & Amy Ming Tsai, Co-Chair
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The Purpose of the Committee on Outreach will disseminate and publicize council information and other relevant issues to the community through flyers, newsletters, the council’s webpage and social media accounts, local newspapers, and presentations during council meetings. The Outreach Committee develops the Annual End of the Year Celebration and The Annual Service Award Celebration.
Committee on Outreach Notes:
CCD75 Outreach Committee Report-
July to September 2019: HERE
CCD75 Outreach Committee Report- September to December 2019: HERE
CCD75 Outreach Committee Report-
January to March 2020: HERE
A Continuation of Links to help our Friends and Families of District 75 during the Duration of the COVID-19 Outbreak:
Soup Kitchens and Food Pantries by Borough:
Manhattan Food Pantries.
Residents in Manhattan can turn to food banks and pantries for assistance. Dozens of locations around the region provide low income families and anyone who needs help with free groceries, emergency boxes of food, and other support. Soup kitchens around Manhattan can serve people a hot meal, lunch or breakfast.
Many of the soup kitchens and pantries are located at churches and charities. They are open limited hours and while they will try not to turn anyone away who meets qualifications, the assistance they offer is focused on people in the general area. So you will need to live near the pantry or soup kitchen in Manhattan in order to get help from it.
Some of what may be offered at these centers includes free boxes of food, groceries, perishable items, government commodities, and baby formula. Locations will often have volunteers or social workers on site who can help people apply for food stamps or refer clients to other government assistance programs in New York. For example, learn about food stamps, WIC, or where to turn to for holiday meals. Call for hours and qualifications of a non-profit center near you. HERE
Parents and special education teachers often have difficulty finding new tactics to provoke a love for learning in children with learning disabilities. Fast-advancing technology has made the Internet one of the best resources for discovering entertaining activities that teach as well as excite children. Educational websites assist children with learning disabilities master basic skills in reading and math or advanced concepts like calculus. To help with that process, the following are 12 Websites For Children with Learning Disabilities, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and visual motor deficit. HERE
An excellent resource for parents with children on the Autism Spectrum. Parents with children with special needs know that staying on the course of learning is important. Founded by a team with education and special needs backgrounds in collaboration with experts. Sign up for 30-day free access where you can set lessons and then review and learn from their progress. HERE
Making the Most of COVID-19 School Closures: HERE
NYC Department of Educations: The Morning Bell: HERE
The anticipated family guidance for remote learning is now available on our website. Please visit:
Please refer to this site for answers to questions and requests for clarification. As new information becomes available, we will be posting new content at this location. We also continue to work on questions shared by the group and will share additional responses as soon as they are released.
Specialized Instruction and Student Supports. Please Visit:
DOE website coronavirus update:
New York City is making every decision through the lens of making sure people’s fundamental needs can continue to be met during the COVID-19 outbreak. New Yorkers with disabilities are at the forefront of our minds as we evaluate next steps, and it is vital we preserve the services and care that this community requires to live independent lives.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitant to contact the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities in the following ways:
Voice Phone: 212-788-2830
Video Phone: 646-396-5830
Early Learning and Development: (see below)
Department of Early Education and Care/WGHB: Resource for Early Learning-Play Time:
Department of Early Education and Care/WGHB: Brain Building in Process Resource for Early Learning- Time to Pretend
Penn State Extension: Nurturing Learning- Play and Music
Vanderbilt University: Playing with Your Child:
Vanderbilt University: Teacher Strategy - Asking for a Turn
Vanderbilt Peabody College: Resource for Care Givers:
DYCD has created a Virtual Resources Directory to support families and community-based
organizations in keeping youth fully engaged through the end of summer. The resource
directory contains information on Arts & Culture, Communication, Design, Education & Learning,
Museums, Math, Science, and many other opportunities for young people.