Thank you to Kathy Hoffman for leading the revision of the NYSDSC Handbook for DSS Professionals. Originally developed in 2003, the updated version reflects the organization’s move to a statewide organization and includes a section on emerging issues. You can download it from:NYSDSC Handbook for DSS Professionals (A comprehensive resource guide for NYS disability service providers; Fall 2011)
The NYSDSC 2015 Spring Meeting, held June 23-25, 2015 at the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, was a great success.
Annual awards were presented at the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday. See the Awards Committee page for list of recipients.
The gavel was passed from outgoing President Roxanne McCarty to incoming President Paula Possenti-Perez . Recognition of Michele Fish's retirement and service to the NYSDSC as Treasurer was made. Sudi Shayesteh was recognized as the incoming secretary. Paula Perez is now President-Elect, the first CUNY President elect.
Acknowledgements to the June meeting committee members: Debbie Dimitrovski, Kristen Harte, Michele Fish, Merrill Parra, Linda Weinberg, Tamara Mariotti, George Irwin and Paula Perez, Chair of the conference committee
The following vendors presented their wares, with several sponsoring the Wine & Cheese Reception:
Bob Oyer, LLC - Platinum Sponsor
Contact: Robert “Bob” Oyer; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers - Platinum Sponsor
Contact: Mary Brady; Email: email@example.com
Website: New Horizons Training
Premier Literacy - Platinum Sponsor
Contact: Rhonda Glowaty; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Reading Made Ez
Microcomputer Learning 4 All USA - Gold Sponsor
Contact: George Melendy; Email: email@example.com
EnableMart. Division of School Health Corp. - Bronze Sponsor
Contact: Doug Zybrands; Email: DZybrands@schoolhealth.com
Texthelp Inc. - Bronze Sponsor
Contact: Jeffery Greaves; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
buildPathways (unable to attend)
Contact: Koby Brandstein, Erin Breh; email: email@example.com
Contact: Jennifer Mohr; Email: Jennifer.d.Mohr@gmail.com
Website: Ctech for Low Vision Products
Contact: Josh Brewer; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Deborah Pardi; Email: Deborah.Pardi@sprint.com
Website: Sprint Relay
Contact: Michael G. Parker; Email: email@example.com
Website: Vis-Ability Inc.