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Rebecca School in Vice on HBO TONIGHT!
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Tune in to Vice On HBO tonight for a special episode covering autism spectrum disorders featuring Rebecca School!

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Save the date for our 2018 Conference!
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SAVE THE DATE! Rebecca School’s 2018 DIR Conference will be held on Friday March 9, 2018!

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Rebecca School Visits The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater!
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What a great time the Rebecca School had visiting the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater’s Autism Friendly performance of The Princess, the emperor, and the Duck in Center Park on March 21st, 2017. The overall experience was wonderful and memorable for our students. This was all made possible by the thoughtfulness and preparation of the staff […]

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REGISTER NOW for Rebecca School’s 2017 DIR Conference!
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We are pleased to announce Rebecca School’s 2017 DIR Conference will be held on April 7th, 2017! Learning Through Relationships: How to Bring DIR Floortime Into Your Classrooms and Treatment Register Here: http://www.myloreg.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A361602 What are the essential components to promote a student’s thinking, relating, and communicating? During this one day conference, participants will understand how […]

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Join Us For ReelAbilities 2017!
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Once again Rebecca School is happy to partner with the ReelAbilties New York Film Festival!  See below for our friends & family discount! ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic […]

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Creative Writing Teacher Donnie Welch will be presenting at SXSWedu on the Rebecca School poetry workshops. He will be running a thirty minute model workshop to help educators implement similar writing workshops in their own schools and classrooms. The conference is held in Austin, Texas from March 6th – March 9th. For more information visit […]

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Transitions Panel, Tuesday Nov. 8th!
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Transitions Panel Tuesday, November 8th, 11am – 1pm Hear from & meet leaders in various post-21 capacities: Supportive Employment, Residential, Supportive Housing, Self-Direction, Parent and Consumer Perspectives, Entitlements, Financing, Higher Ed. Confirmed Speakers: Gil Tippy (Rebecca School), Kathy Kelly (AHRC), Amy O’Hara (Littman Krooks, LLP), Nelson Castro, Gina & Don Barone (Parents of RS alumni), […]

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Lemonade from Café Rebecca!
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Just in time for summer, check out Café Rebecca’s recipe for Strawberry Thyme Lemonade! Click here to download our recipe for Strawberry Thyme Lemonade! And be sure to check out all the delicious recipes from Café Rebecca on their recipe page!

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Transitions at Battery Urban Farm!
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Rebecca School’s Transitions Learning Program’s community classroom has expanded to include a school plot at The Battery Urban Farm. Transitions students will be planting and harvesting a number of fruits and vegetables to be used in Cafe Rebecca and the community meal prep program. Younger classes are invited and encouraged to walk around the garden, […]

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Register Now for DIR Conference 2016!
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We are pleased to announce Rebecca School’s 2016 DIR Conference! April 15th, 2016 8:30 am- 4:00 pm Learning Through Relationships: Using DIR® Floortime™ to Promote Thinking and Development Click here to read about this year’s conference, including keynote speakers, our new location, and more! This year we are also offering CEUs through ICDL! Click here to […]

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Join Us For ReelAbilities 2016!
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Once again Rebecca School is happy to partner with the ReelAbilties New York Film Festival!  See below for our friends & family discount! ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic […]

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Incoming Comics Donations from Fiona Staples & Jason Aaron!
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Comic book industry superstar artist Fiona Staples recently donated some autographed prints to the Rebecca School Comic Book Club.  Award nominated and winning artist Ms. Staples has been said to be one of the best artists working in the industry today.  Her book “SAGA” is an award winning space epic that is still wowing since issue number one came out in 2012.  […]

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Yearbook 15-16 Announcements!
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two YEARBOOK 2015-16 announcements! Buy NOW and take advantage of the lowest price of the year! The special pre-sale price is $25.00 per book through December 31st, 2015. After the pre-sale period has ended, the cost will be $30.00 per book. The Rebecca School yearbook is full of memories that our students treasure for a […]

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Cartoonists In The Classroom
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A group of students having one professional working in the comic industry visit them is an incredibly special thing.  On Friday November 20th the students of Rebecca School’s Comic Book Club were given a special visit from both Chris Giarusso and Ruben Bolling.  You read that correctly, two professionals were in the classroom to donate their time and […]

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This Fall in Café Rebecca!
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October went as fast as it came! Our #bakingallstars were so incredibly busy catering 10 birthday parties, in house department meetings, one order delivered to the Williamsburg Northside School, cookies for the entire school’s Boo Bash, treats for the parents at Open School Night, and a huge order for an employee of 8 dozen mini […]

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Donation from Foundation 4 Heroes!
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Foundation 4 Heroes is a nonprofit organization founded by parents who realize how fortunate they are to have healthy families. The good people of Foundation 4 Heroes wanted to create a way to embrace children, and their families, who have a child facing medical issues, and support them. To learn more about this amazing group […]

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Donation from IDW Comics!
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IDW comics has been making all the right decisions since it started in 1999. It has been putting out books based on such popular properties as Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, G.I. Joe,  My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Dr. Who just to name a few.  Not to mention their comic books based […]

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Gift From Comic Artist Jeff Smith!
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Winner of 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harvey Awards; Jeff Smith’s epic is known simply as Bone.  The series is arguably one of the best and longest running comics for all ages.  The series is humorous, adventurous and compelling. Bone is a must read for comic book fans of any age! Mr. Jeff Smith and the rest […]

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What’s Cooking in Café Rebecca?
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Welcome to our 4th year!! Last year was such a huge success with over 50 catered birthday parties, over 1200 cookies baked for our annual Holiday Cookie Share, custom made favors for one of our own staff member’s wedding, our special beverage program, the ever successful sales from our Café Cart, and so much more….. […]

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Donation from Anthony Onesto!
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from our Art Teacher Zach Freeman: Mr. Anthony Onesto came to my attention when a local paper published an article.  For more about Mr. Onesto and to read the article please follow this link. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/26/art-teachers-comic-book-stash-reaches-70000-volume/?page=all Anthony Onesto was then kind enough to donate some books to the students in the Rebecca School comic book club.  […]

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Donation from Antarctic Press!
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Antarctic Press has been the home of over 850 original comic books titles since 1984.  Over the decades the company has also been home to “inspired” titles such as Steam Wars. The company does a tremendous job featuring artwork that is all done in a Americanized Japanese Manga style.  In addition to that the company also produces “how-to” books that instruct readers on […]

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Donations from ONIPress!
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Arguably one of the best companies putting out all age books; ONIPress was generous enough to donate a sampling of some of their finest publications. The students from Rebecca School Comic Book Club are now fortunate enough to enjoy works such as: Terrible Lizard, Sketch Monsters, XOC: the journey of a great white, and Mermin to […]

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Rebecca School in The Economist!
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The Economist visited us for this brief report on children with special needs: http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21657021-childhood-conditions-such-autism-and-adhd-are-now-widespread-youthful-folly

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Comic Book Club Visits 4K Media!
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It would be very difficult to say who had the most fun on the recent field trip to 4KMedia: The students from the Rebecca School Comic Book Club, the staff from Rebecca School or the staff from 4KMedia.  4KMedia is a group of media professionals who bring all things Yu-Gi-Oh! to the United States. The students […]

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Comic Book Club Visits DC Comics & a Gift From Bongo Comics!
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Recently DC comics welcomed us to their NYC headquarters.  This was shortly before thecompany closed their doors for the last time and moved across the country to California.  We were fortunate enough to be some of the last guests to see the DC comics’   NYC offices.  The company was extremely generous and not only donated their time but over […]

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Let’s Walk Together 2015 is coming up!
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Clear your calendar – It’s going down! Let’s Walk Together 2015 – sponsored by the Rebecca Association for Autism – kicks off on June 14th, and you’re invited to take part in the festivities. 100% of money raised goes directly to support Cafe Rebecca and other RAA projects. Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Promenade of Industry) […]

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Registration is Open! DIR® Conference 2015!
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PLEASE JOIN US FRIDAY APRIL 24, 2015 for the Rebecca School 2015 DIR® Conference! This year’s theme is “Respecting Autism in a DIR School,” and we host it here at Rebecca School in New York City. Keynote speakers include: Dr. Gil Tippy & Dr. Stephen Shore with Jeff Guenzel from ICDL to introduce the speakers. Click here to […]

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Rebecca School featured in NBC Dateline’s “On The Brink”
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Catch Rebecca School on NBC Dateline’s story about students on the autism spectrum transitioning out of school environments and into adulthood! The full story airs THIS SUNDAY 4/12 at 7p EST, with previews tomorrow morning on the Today Show and later on NBC Nightly News. http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/dateline/preview-on-the-brink-425150531817 The full press release from NBC follows… Kate Snow […]

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“Respecting Autism” Conference now available online!
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from our Clinical Director Gil Tippy: I am so excited to announce that the FREE online version of the Respecting Autism Conference we did in Middlebury, Vermont, in conjunction with The Rebecca School, The Sapphire Center and Middlebury College is now available to anyone who wants to view it! Please send this invite to everyone […]

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Our Music Therapists at Mid-Atlantic Regional Music Therapy Conference!
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Our Music Therapy department attended and presented at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Music Therapy Conference in Ocean City Maryland this past weekend, over 660 music therapists and music therapy students were in attendance! Stacey taught a continuing education class, “Finding Freedom at the Piano:Expanding Clinical Improvisational Skills through Innovative Methods” providing theoretical and experiential instruction. Zach […]

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Join Us For the 7th Annual Reelabilities Film Festival!
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JOIN REBECCA SCHOOL AT THE NYC PREMIERE OF AUTISTIC LIKE ME: A FATHER’S PERSPECTIVE Dir. Charles Jones / USA, 2014, 82 min, Documentary A candid portrait of the fathers and male caregivers of children with Autism. Dispelling the archaic idea that “big boys don’t cry,” a group of fathers open up to each other about […]

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Ally Rosenfeld visits the Comic Book Club!
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From our Art Teacher, Zach Freeman: Voice actress Aly Rosenfeld’s website visited the Rebecca School Comic Book Club yesterday.  The students were thrilled to meet one of the stars from their favorite cartoons; Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh.  The students started with introductions which was followed quickly by asking Ms Rosenfeld questions from a list that they […]

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Jerry DeClare Visits our Comic Book Club!
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The Rebecca School’s comic book club welcomed comic book illustrator Jerry DeCaire last week. His presentation the Science of the Superhero was a wonder to behold as Mr. DeCaire demonstrated live for the students how mathematics and concepts such as perspective are used in the drawing of comic books. He magically transformed cubes into popular […]

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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!
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Our new recipe from Café Rebecca is Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies…find on Café Rebecca’s Recipe page! https://www.rebeccaschool.org/cafe-rebecca-recipes/

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A heartfelt thanks goes out to the American Autism Association, Eliane Abou-Assi and Adelphi University for the many gifts donated this holiday season. Rebecca School’s staff, students and families appreciate the wonderful books and toys that will be cherished all year long!

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Gil Tippy and Rae Leeper at ICDL International Conference 2014
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from Gil Tippy: Rae and I got a chance to present at the Interdisciplinary Council for Development and Learning’s (ICDL) International Conference on 11/9/14. We presented on the way that a DIR/Floortime curriculum meets the requirements of the Common Core Standards, is relatively easy to do, and is very effective with kids on the Autism […]

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Vermont Conference Recap!
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Gil Tippy reports on our presentations in Vermont:At the Rebecca School, we are still on a high, after the amazing conference, “Respecting Autism“, we gave at Middlebury College on September 27th. In conjunction with the Sapphire Center, a very cool local center for kids with developmental challenges that is doing DIR/Floortime, staff from the Rebecca School […]

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Rebecca School on Radiolab!
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Over this past summer, Tina McCourt and Dr. Gil Tippy were interviewed for NPR’s Radiolab podcast…which just went live! Listen here: http://www.radiolab.org/story/juicervose/ Ron and Cornelia Suskind had two healthy young sons, promising careers, and a brand new home when their youngest son Owen started to disappear.  3 months later a specialist sat Ron and Cornelia […]

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RS at Middlebury College!
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from our Clinical Director, Gil Tippy: Here is an invite for an event that we are doing at Middlebury College on Sept. 27th. Rebecca Staff is volunteering their time, on a long weekend, and the conference fee  is small, $75.00, is only covering this very small school’s costs, and their are scholarships for the fee, […]

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SoulCycle Success!
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We want to thank all of those who supported Café Rebecca at SoulCycle this past weekend. Thanks to those who were able to make it and to those who donated!  Your generosity is appreciated so much and will go to good use!! Together, you all helped raise over $1,500!!!  

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It’s official!  Café Rebecca and SOULCYCLE are teaming up for a charity ride on Sunday, September 7th at 2:00pm.  We’ll be getting our sweat on at their West Village Location.  See the link below for info and to get your seat! You must sign up through the website to reserve your bike! Sign up fast […]

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Visit from NPR’s Radiolab!
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Kelsey Padgett, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich from NPR’s Radiolab came to visit today! They interviewed Gil & Tina in preparation for a program to air later in August! Stay tuned! http://www.radiolab.org/

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Pics from Lets Walk Together 2014!
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Yesterday The Rebecca School, with support of the RAA and The Walk Committee, completed the 2nd Annual Lets Walk Together Fundraiser. We had a beautiful day full of games, art, and a sunshine filled walk around Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. Thank you all who supported in any way! looking forward to round 3 next year!!

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Let’s Walk Together 2014!
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Lets Walk Together is a grass-roots event created by the Rebecca School staff, to support the Rebecca School Community through fundraising for the non-profit, Rebecca Association for Autism. We felt that there was a need for a walk that could accommodate our students sensory strengths, needs, and abilities. Let us gather and celebrate the Rebecca School staff, families, and most of all, the students – all for a good cause!

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VIDEO: GIL TIPPY & STACEY HENSEL IN NEW PALTZ
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Here’s a brief video of our Clinical Director Gil Tippy and Music Therapy Coordinator Stacey Hensel speaking in New Paltz NY:

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OPEN SCHOOL NIGHT IS OCTOBER 2ND!
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OPEN SCHOOL NIGHT IS OCTOBER 2ND! Posted on 09/27/2012 This Tuesday, October 2nd, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM is Open School Night! Open School Night is an opportunity for our parents to come and meet their classroom team and learn more about what their children will be learning throughout the year.

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FRIDAY NOV. 16TH ICDL CONFERENCE
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FRIDAY NOV. 16TH – ICDL CONFERENCE Posted on 11/13/2012 Please note that Rebecca School will be closed on Friday, November 16th while our staff attends and presents work at this year’s ICDL conference, to be held an Montclair State University. Please visit http://www.floortime.org/ for more info!

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THANKSGIVING BREAK!
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Rebecca School will be closed 11/22 & 11/23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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CALENDAR UPDATES
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CALENDAR UPDATES Posted on 11/30/2012 To ensure that students have the opportunity to make up the learning time they missed due to Hurricane Sandy, Rebecca School will be open on the following days: Tuesday March 5th, 2013, Tuesday April 2nd, 2013, Friday April 26th, 2013

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NEW VIDEO!
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Whether you have just discovered us or are visiting us again, please watch this great new video about Rebecca School, our staff and our students!

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REBECCA SCHOOL ACCREDITATION BY THE NATIONAL INDEPENDENT PRIVATE SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL ACCREDITATION!
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Great news! After a lot of hard work and effort, Rebecca School has been accredited by the National Independent Private Schools Association and the National Council for Private School Accreditation.

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*BUS STRIKE INFORMATION*
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For the safety of all children, Rebecca Schools policy states no child is released to anyone other than the childs parent/guardian unless we have prior written approval as stated on the Child Release Form.

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REBECCA SCHOOL FEATURED ON NY1 REGARDING NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL BUS STRIKE
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REBECCA SCHOOL FEATURED ON NY1 REGARDING NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL BUS STRIKE Posted on 01/17/2013 Rebecca School NY1 Bus Strike News Story January 16, 2013 Rebecca School and our families were recently featured in a story by NY1 yesterday regarding the New York City school bus strike in New York City. For more information, please […]

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BUS STRIKE PAYMENT VOUCHER INFO!
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BUS STRIKE PAYMENT VOUCHER INFO! Posted on 01/28/2013 For our parents & families: please click through to see updated voucher payment info! Click on the below items to access these new forms. Voucher Authorization Form Companies Participating in Assignment of Payment Process.

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REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL!
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REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL! Posted on 02/04/2013 Rebecca School is a promotional partner and sponsor of the upcoming Reelabilities Film Festival, happening in New York from March 7th-12th. Reelabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. […]

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LETS WALK TOGETHER 2013!
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On Saturday, June 15, come join us for Lets Walk Together, a grass-roots event created by the Rebecca School staff, to support the Rebecca School Community through fundraising for the non-profit, Rebecca Association for Autism. We felt that there was a need for a walk that could accommodate our students sensory strengths, needs, and abilities. Read more and sign up here -> http://letswalktogether.eventbrite.com/

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GIL TIPPY SPEAKING AT ART BEYOND SIGHT!
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Rebecca School Clinical Director Gil Tippy will be speaking at Art Beyond Sight in NYC tomorrow!

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PICTURE DAY!
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Yesterday was Picture Day! All of our students got portraits taken for our Yearbook and our families. Parents, dont worry if your child was absent, we have another Picture Day in the Spring!

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NEW STUDENT ART FUNDRAISER!
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We are pleased to announce that Rebecca School will be participating in an art-based fundraiser through the company, SilverGraphics. Each of our children will be creating a piece of 2-D art at school that can then be printed on a variety of products for your purchase. Rebecca Association of Autism will get a percentage of the profit made on this fundraiser. That money will go toward funding the Rebecca School Transitions Program overnight to Sharpe Reservation in June.

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We are pleased to announce that Rebecca School will be participating in an art-based fundraiser through the company, SilverGraphics

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NEW DRUMS FROM UGG ON MADISON AVE! Posted on 10/29/2013
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A few weeks ago we received a wonderful surprise from UGG Australia’s store on Madison Avenue…

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GIL TIPPY SPEAKING AT ICDL
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Gil Tippy at ICDL 2013 from Gil: I got a chance to talk to a group of parents the other day at the ICDL conference where the subject was the developmentally appropriate intervention of DIR/Floortime. What a great group of folks came to my presentation! I was talking about…

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REBECCA SCHOOL’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE STARTS TODAY! Posted on 11/13/2013
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Our Annual Rebecca School Holiday Food Drive for Ronald McDonald House starts today! Please help us collect food and supplies for the parent pantry at the Ronald McDonald House.

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GIL TIPPY ON FLOORTIME REPOSITORY!
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“There’s a blog post on the Floortime Repository website about a great honor that recently came my way via the great artist/activist, Christopher Gauthier. I am put next to some pretty lofty company! Thanks, Christopher!”

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LISTEN TO GIL’S NEW RADIO SHOW!
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I am so lucky to have Christopher and Jacqueline Gauthier as my first guests on my Radio Show on Coffee Klatch Special Needs Radio Network, “Respecting Autism.” The Respecting Autism Radio Show is set to begin this Sunday, December 8th, at 9:00 pm Eastern Time, on the Coffee Klatch Special Needs Radio Network. I’ll be interviewing Christopher and Jacqueline Gauthier about their activism and advocacy in the Autism/Aspergers Community nationally.

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COMIC BOOK CLUB’S EARLY HOLIDAY
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Our Comic Book Club received some AWESOME holiday gifts from writer JASON AARON! WOW! Thanks so much Jason! see Jason’s work here: http://jasoneaaron.blogspot.com/

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THINKING-BASED CURRICULUM ON GIL’S RADIO SHOW
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from our Clinical Director Gil Tippy “I got really lucky, and three special educators were willing to talk about building a thinking based curriculum on my latest radio show. We talk about literacy, math and the common core for kids with developmental challenges.”

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JANUARY 3 – SCHOOL CLOSED!
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Due to severe winter weather, Rebecca School will be closed today, Friday January 3rd, 2014. Enjoy the snow!

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GIL TIPPY ON THE SPIRIT OF INQUIRY
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from our Clinical Director, Gil Tippy : Here is Part 1 of a Lecture I gave at the Rebecca School about instilling the spirit of inquiry in children, and helping them move into the world of symbolism.

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VISIT FROM JAKE GREENSPAN & TIM BLEECKER OF THE FLOORTIME CENTER
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Last week we had two very special guests from The Floortime Center in Maryland; Jake Greenspan (the son of Stanley Greenspan) and Tim Bleecker. It’s been a while since we last had them visit us here, and it was great to see them again!

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GIL TIPPY ON FOUNDATION ACADEMICS
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This is part 3 of a lecture I gave on how Foundation Academics matter for support with developmental challenges. In this part, I talk about how to write simple, appropriate, measurable goals from simple curriculum.

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REBECCA SCHOOL SPONSORING REELABILITIES PREMIERE OF “A WHOLE LOTT MORE”!
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Join Rebecca School for the premiere of “A Whole Lott More” at the 6th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival!

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BEAUTIFUL ARTICLE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES
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At the Rebecca School we work from a strengths based perspective, where we celebrate student’s passions and at times their idiosyncratic behavior as a window into their inner lives. This article tells a beautiful story of one family’s journey to embrace their son’s passions. It’s a must read.

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MARCH 27TH: WHAT EVERY PARENT MUST KNOW ABOUT THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCESS
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March 27th: What Every Parent Must Know About The Special Education Process Posted on 03/25/2014 What’s on the horizon for 2014-15? What steps should you be taking – and when? Regardless of your child’s age, this presentation can be helpful. Please join us for the presentation plus Q & A.

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DIR Conference 2014!
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REGISTRATION IS OPEN: April 4, 2014 The Rebecca School 2014 DIR Conference “Respecting Autism: A Developmental Model Across the Disciplines”

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RS STAFF AT YOUNG CHILD EXPO & CONFERENCE!
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Gil Tippy, PsyD, our Clinical Director, & Rae Leeper, MA, our Educational Supervisor, presented at the Young Child Expo this past Wednesday, on the subject of Literacy in the world of developmentally appropriate, respectful interventions for ASD.

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VERONICA TAYLOR VISITS THE COMIC BOOK CLUB!
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Earlier this week, voice actor Veronica Taylor (the original Ash from Pokemon, amongst many other credits), visited our Comic Book Club! She talked about many aspects of her career as an iconic voice actor in cartoons and video games.

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COMIC BOOK CLUB WELCOMES MARVEL COMICS!
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The Rebecca School Comic Book Club welcomed editor Bill Rosemann, editor at Marvel Comics. Bill, a comic book industry veteran spent time speaking to the students about their passion for the comic book characters he helps to bring to life at Marvel as well as doing some drawing with them. Bill was kind enough to bring comic book artwork in various stages to show the students how a comic book looks from start to finish.

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