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The 2012 Annual Special Camp Fair.

The 27th Annual Special Camp Fair kicked off in late January 2012 at the Church of St Paul The Apostle in New York City. There was a camps open registration at the event where parents met experts from over 60 summer programs serving children and teens with special needs. Representatives from over 60 summer programs also assisted parents and professionals in planning successful summer experiences for children with disabilities.

The Fair featured both day camps (New York City) and Sleep-away camps (Tri-State area, NY-NJ-CT). The Fair also offered information on travel programs, remedial education programs, volunteer and job opportunities, and early childhood programs. Visitors to the fair received a free copy of RCSN's Camps 2011-12 Directory. The Fair was presented by Resources for Children with Special Needs (www.resourcesnyc.org), (212) 677-4650.

Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN) is New York City's only independent nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all special needs, across all boroughs, to understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential. Founded in 1983 by three New York mothers, RCSN serves families of children and young adults with all special needs--social, cognitive, physical, and behavioral--with a focus on the city's highest-needs families and communities, and the organizations that serve them.

* Through individual advocacy, specialized trainings and community awareness events RCSN:

* Works to help children achieve their fullest potential

* Connects families to community resources that meet their needs

* Helps parents develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to advocate for their children

* Helps families obtain appropriate educational services for their children

* Trains parents on special education, disability, and related topics

* Builds the capacity of community based organizations--such as recreational and after-school programs--to include young people with emotional and behavioral challenges and other special needs

resources for children with special needs

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Title Annotation:UPDATE
Publication:The Exceptional Parent
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Date:Mar 1, 2012
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