Archive for December, 2008

Dr. Mevs coming to speak at PS 373

December 3, 2008

Dr. Clifford Mevs is a well-known developmental pediatrician. Here is the information from the parent coordinator at 373:


Dr. Mevs is coming to PS 373R

Hi everybody,

We are having a workshop facilitated by Dr. Clifford Mevs (Pouch Center for 
Special People)on December 10, 2008 at 10 a.m. at PS 373, 91 Henderson Avenue, 
Auditorium. He is bringing a Special Guest speaker with him. 

There will be Spanish Translation provided by Jennifer Acosta at the workshop. 
Please get the word out to English and Spanish Speaking Families - this will be 
an invaluable time to ask questions and get answers about our special needs 

There are two pages in the attachment (front and back) the second page is in 
Spanish and has the bilingual contact person.

Thank you,
Kirsten Rorke
P.S. 373R Parent Coordinator
Tel. (718) 816-8897 ext. 210  Cell. (347) 563-5281 

New Coordinators at Parent to Parent

December 1, 2008

November 26, 2008

Recently there have been some changes in the office of Parent to Parent of NY State on Staten Island.  Jackie Tripodi has moved on to a new position with the Developmental Disabilities Council and we are the new coordinators on Staten Island.  As the new coordinators for Parent to Parent of NY State, we’d like to take a moment to introduce ourselves:

Maryalice Fegeley will be the Parent to Parent Regional Coordinator, providing information and support of parents of children who have developmental disabilities and special health care needs.  She is the parent of 9-year-old boy-girl twins and her son has been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome.  Since he was diagnosed, she has learned to become his advocate as they navigate a course for services and education.

Annette Raia is the Coordinator for Family To Family Health Care Information and Education Center, providing information, advocacy skills development, and emotional support to parents of children with special health care needs.  Children with special health care needs may or may not have developmental disabilities.  She is the parent of 3 year-old boy-girl twins and her son has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS.  She has worked extensively with people with disabilities for over 12 years in many different capacities, including as Service Coordinator and Coordinator of Waiver Services.

We look forward to working with you and your family.  We are committed to carrying on the important work that Parent To Parent has been doing here on Staten Island.  We can be reached at 800-866-1068 or 718-494-3462.  Our email address is

Maryalice Fegeley

Annette Raia

Parent to Parent of NYS

1050 Forest Hill Rd. Room 108

Staten Island, NY 10314


Fax 718-494-0319