Association Co-Chair Bernadette Kappen Testifies at State Budget Hearing
February 26, 2021
The Association’s 2021 Advocacy Video Campaign
January 26, 2021
Schools for NY’s Blind, Deaf and Severely Physically Disabled Advocate for State Budget Resources
February 28, 2018
State Leaders Recognize Achievements Of New York’s Blind, Deaf and Severely Disabled Students
April 12, 2017
Students from St. Mary’s School for the Deaf give a big thanks to NY legislators.
March 27, 2017
Sophie and Levi give thanks from the Lexington School for the Deaf.
March 23, 2017
Michael, a NYISE senior, joins the Schools Association in thanking NYS legislators for their support.
March 23, 2017
Mya gives a heartfelt thank you from Henry Viscardi School to NYS legislators.
March 23, 2017
Albany Advocacy Efforts Capture Statewide Attention for Schools
March 2, 2017
Representatives from the 4201 Schools Association were featured on Capital Tonight – the must-see evening news program focusing on the state’s top government-related stories. Association vice-chair Tim Kelly and Lauren Bronneberg, parent of a St. Mary’s School for the Deaf student, were interviewed.
Advocates for Blind, Deaf And Severely Disabled In Albany Today
March 1, 2017
Advocates for schools representing blind, deaf and severely physically disabled students will be in Albany today for the annual 4201 Schools Association Advocacy Day.
Students, teachers, administrators and families will ask lawmakers to continue their support for children with low-incidence disabilities.
Testimony Presented to Fiscal Committees of the New York State Legislature Hearing On FY 2017-2018 Executive Budget, February 14, 2017, Albany, New York
February 27, 2017
A Video Greeting from Henry Viscardi School: A Brief History and Today’s Critical Infrastructure Needs
February 23, 2017
A Video Greeting from St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf: A Brief History and Today’s Critical Infrastructure Needs
February 22, 2017
Video: Cleary School for the Deaf: A Brief History and Critical Infrastructure Needs
February 21, 2017
Advocates For Blind, Deaf and Severelly Disabled Students Seek Funding Parity
February 14, 2017
Advocates for schools representing blind, deaf and severely physically disabled students will be in Albany today to testify before the Joint Legislative Committee focused on Elementary & Special Education.
Advocates Come in All Sizes and Shapes
February 14, 2017
A video greeting from St. Mary’s: A brief history and today’s capital needs
February 8, 2017
Schools within the association welcome state lawmakers and their staff members today; seeking “Par3” funding – or budget parity – to address aging infrastructure.
March 10, 2016
Learn about St. Joseph’s School, the Lavelle School, the New York Institute for Special Education, Cleary School and Henry Viscardi School.
Assembly TV Show Gives a Voice to Advocacy Day
March 2, 2016
Assemblywoman Amy Paulin of Westchester County, host of “Assembly Update,” interviewed St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf Executive Director Debra Arles regarding the association’s advocacy positions as the legislature discusses the 2016-17 state budget.
Posted: February 24, 2016
All schools should be Smart Schools
Let’s give New York’s deaf, blind and severely disabled students the opportunity to connect to a brighter future.
The Schools Association asks the governor and the Legislature to support a 3.8-percent funding increase to schools serving the state’s deaf, blind and severely physically disabled students.
NEW ACTION ALERT: Advocate For Special Needs Students On National Call-In Day, June 27
4201 Schools Association 2013 Education Budget Testimony
March 5, 2013 – 4201 Schools Association Albany Advocacy Day
Rochester School for the Deaf Students with Assemblyman David F. Gantt (137th A.D.)
On May 22, 2012 Lexington School for the Deaf held its Annual Lexington School vs. Legislators Basketball Game at Albany High School. The Lexington Blue Jays Won the Game 56-43.
Pictured Above with the Blue Jays is Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assemblymembers Aubry, Boyle, Braunstein, Camara, Curran, Cusick, DenDekker, Fitzpatrick, Johns, Kearns, Malliotakis, Rodriguez, Tedisco, Thiele and Wright, as well as Senators Gallivan and Zeldin.
Read How New York’s Schools for the Blind, Deaf and Severely Disabled Strive to Elevate Disability Awareness Every Day.
Assemblyman Mike Cusick, Chair of the Assembly Task Force on People with Disabilities presents the Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr. advocacy award to Clifton Perez who is a Systems Advocate at the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley. Patrice Kuntzler and Mark Turan, representatives of the Viscardi School attended the New York State Assembly Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day to congratulate Clifton.