In a little corner of Syosset is an amazing school I am proud to be a part of, Variety Child Learning Center. As a member of their board, I've been able to proudly serve as advisor in the area of educational technology. With the new research around the use of mobile devices, we've been working on inserting interactive and adaptive devices into classrooms.
What's important about education, and I would say even more important when servicing those with special needs, is the positive outcome that comes from servicing the child as a whole. Weekend respite programs for parents, sibling groups, staff training sessions, and the school's well-known open door policy, are just a few ways that VCLC improves the lives of its students, and others.