Upcoming Fairs & Conferences for Families

Manhattan Field Support Center Family Conference

November 10, 5:00pm-8:30pm, at P.S. 111 (440 West 53rd Street).

Open to all Manhattan parents of students with disabilities. Topic: skills to understand the IEP process and be an active participant. For more information and to register, contact Special Education Community Support Coordinator Iris Escollies at (347) 403-2811 or

Upcoming Free Workshop

Transition to Adulthood: Options for Students with Disabilities

November 12, 10am-12pm
151 West 30th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Register online

Additional free trainings may be scheduled at your school or in the community upon request.

For more information, contact Joanne at or 212-947-9779, ext. 505.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School Fair

The DOE will be holding a CTE High School Fair on Saturday, November 14, 9am-2pm, at George Westinghouse High School in Brooklyn.

Behavior Supports For Students With Disabilities

The ARISE Coalition (coordinated by AFC) and the Mental Health Association of New York City will be co-sponsoring a panel discussion and speak-out on behavior supports for students with disabilities on

November 19, 5:30pm-8:00pm, at AFC’s office in Manhattan.

Spanish interpretation will be available.

Click the link to download event flyers in English and Spanish.

Kindergarten Application Period

The application period for students who will be entering Kindergarten in 2016 (children born in 2011) is December 7, 2015 to January 15, 2016.  For more information, visit the DOE’s website

Updated versions of AFC’s guide to kindergarten admissions and AFC’s guide to the transition from preschool special education to kindergarten will both be available soon!