NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NYC families of individuals with disabilities know the challenge of finding supports and services for their children all too well. Summer Fun & More (formerly the RCSN Special Camp Fair) offers families a face-to-face opportunity to explore an incredible range of year-round programs, afterschool supports, and arts, transit, sports, and health resources.
The fair provides a unique chance to gain first-hand knowledge of supports and services in a single outing. Parents and young people can meet program leaders in person to explore the rich variety of programs available to them in NYC. RCSN welcomes children and young people with any disability to the free event.
Parents can sign up onsite to receive free, expert, one-to-one help from RCSN advocates. Groups that focus on school transportation and other areas will also be available.
This year Resources for Children with Special Needs also welcomes iconic NYC institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the NY Transit Museum, the NY Public Library, the Brooklyn Robot Foundry, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, NY Parks and Recreation, the 92nd Street Y (and several other YMCA's as well).
As usual, a wide range of summer camps for children and young people with disabilities will also be present. Because most camps open registration in the winter, January is the time to begin planning for summer. Camp funding is also assigned early in the year, so parents who act early often have a better chance of securing financial aid.
RCSN welcomes thousands of people annually to this 30-year old tradition, and looks forward to an exciting new chapter this year.
SUMMER FUN & MORE takes place on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hotel Pennsylvania, centrally located at 401 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, between 32nd and 33rd Streets across from Penn Station.
Spanish, Chinese and sign language interpreters will be available. The event is fully accessible.
Contact: Gennarose Pope, (212) 677-4650 x36, [email protected]
Video - http://youtu.be/IxtjTiIec6Q
SOURCE Resources for Children with Special Needs