The 4201 Schools Association, which represents 11 state-supported schools for deaf, blind and physically disabled students, has published a new website.

The platform,, is designed to more effectively communicate the schools’ services and value to the association’s constituents, including potential students, families, fellow educators, local and state lawmakers and potential supporters.

The site features video messages, real-time Twitter updates (@4201Schools), ongoing news and photographs from the association’s 11 member schools, advocacy tools, and links to additional resources for parents, educators and administrators.

“The new website gives us the opportunity to share news and insights among our member schools, as well as with those educators, decision-makers and many others who can help influence the future of special-needs education,” said Bernadette Kappen, Ph.D., association chairwoman and superintendent of the New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx. “Websites often provide your first impression in the eyes of the public. Our message conveys our obligation to our students and our individual missions, as well as our commitment to the responsible and professional management of our schools.”

The website was designed by Albany-based Corning Place Communications (CPC) – a full-service strategic communications firm – in coordination with association leadership. CPC represents the 4201 Schools Association

To learn more about New York’s 4201 Schools or how a student’s educational needs can be evaluated, please contact one of our member schools, or visit us on the web:

The 4201 Schools Association represents 11 private, state-supported schools that serve blind, deaf or severely physically disabled students. The “4201 schools” are so known because of the section of New York State Education Law (§4201) that grants their funding. Students in 4201 schools receive a quality education in a supportive and challenging setting from teachers and staff with specialized training and experience. Students develop emotional, social and cognitive abilities that are crucial to their success. The schools also provide extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities and mentoring.