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The Central New York Special Education Task Force has an online mail list to share information about upcoming events and to allow  Executive Council members to share information with other Task Force participants . In an effort to avoid overwhelming your inbox, use of the mail list is limited to notifications of task force events and cannot be used for other purposes.  To join the Central New York email list, subscribe here and choose “Central NY.SpecialEd.Task.Force” on the dropdown menu.  You will then receive an email request to confirm your subscription by following the link provided in the email.  It's as easy as that!  

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Understanding Anxiety and School-Home Partnerships to Help Students

Sponsored by: Central New York Special Education Task Force

October 10th, 2017 offered from

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Students of all ages experience anxiety or worry in the school setting.  For many students low level anxiety can facilitate positive school engagement and performance.  However, for an increasing number of students, anxiety about going to school or during the school day is becoming increasingly difficult for students to handle on their own.  This workshop will explain the basics of anxiety in children and will also provide information on how to work best with your school team to increase successful engagement in the school day for students with anxiety.

OCM BOCES Rodax 8,

6075 E. Molloy Road, Syracuse, NY

In the event of inclement weather, if North Syracuse School District and/or OCM BOCES are closed the training will be cancelled.

Our Presenters: 

Kara Georgi is the Parent Education Specialist for the Central New York region through STARBRIDGE.  STARBRIDGE is a Parent Training and Information Center funded through the US Department of Education. 

Dr. Kevin Antshel is the Professor and Director of Clinical Training at Syracuse University as well as Upstate Medical University’s ADHD Clinic.

Please register using the google link: https://goo.gl/forms/tuMNi4EfQf4HUV1S2

Read Flyer: http://bit.ly/2vWXsrh


Dianne Pennings: 

Dpennings@LDACNY.org 315-870-9464 

Katherine Teasdale Edwards:

kteasdale-edwards@scsd.us  315-435-4170​​

The Central New York Task Force is committed to improving educational access and outcomes for students with disabilities through a collaborative regional and statewide network of stakeholders representing a variety of perspectives in addressing the special education needs of students in Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego, Madison, Cayuga counties, as well as New York State.