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On Thursday, November 8th, we are hosting the first Student Art Gallery and Auction + Taste of New York event! Art is so important for our students, and we can't wait to share their creative efforts with you! 100% of ...
Coby and Nicky are working on providing compliments during game play. Friendships blossom during Leisure in Rockefeller!
An absolutely wonderful article written by one of our Crossbridge parents, Michael McWatters:
Our students and teachers are excited to be back at school and had a great time visiting our new friends at @Trader Joeโ€™s. Be sure to stop in to see the artwork we made to welcome them to our community!
Karine Hannah Sings Streisand Again! MCC parent Karine Grauer returns to Feinstein's/54 Below to give a benefit performance on Wednesday, September 26th at 9:30pm!

A portion of the proceeds from the show goes to MCC.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit the ...
Photos from Manhattan Childrens Center's post Throwback to our staff appreciation day at Yankee Stadium last month!
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We love coming up with creative ways to teach our students!
Happy National Grandparents Day to all of our wonderful MCC grandparents!
Eliza is working hard and waiting patiently to watch her favorite video!
Happy first day of school to all of our staff, students and MCC parents!
Our staff is prepping classrooms for the first day of school! We can't wait to see our awesome students.
The MCC staff is having a great time celebrating the end of summer and getting ready for the new school year!
"Of course, itโ€™s not just special-needs parents who find support on Facebook. There are lots of other important groups connecting there, including adults with disabilities. What should we all do?" - Crossbridge parent, Katie O'Brien

ICYMI, here's a link to ...
We are always excited to welcome volunteers during our summer session and it is extra special when a sibling is able to volunteer!

Cobyโ€™s brother, Jesse, volunteered in our Crossbridge classrooms and was a great friend to all the students. ...
We were all born different and there's nothing wrong with that!
Mason knows that the only thing better than a fun day at school is a field trip to the zoo!
Manhattan Childrens Center is at Bronx Zoo.
Lucas is playing Zingo with a peer buddy! He's working on turn-taking skills and tacting (labeling) his pieces. Lucas also lets his peer buddy know whose turn it is and what to do when you get a match!
Check out this incredible interview with our very own Dr. Amy, MCCโ€™s Director of Education! Thank you so much to Yitzi Weiner and Authority Magazine for this opportunity.
The most important thing we can do as educators is not to teach specific subjects, but to instill a love of learning that can last a lifetime.
Your child already has individuality. Make sure he or she knows just how great that is.
Autism Speaks As we get back into the swing of the school year, let's throwback to Sef Scott's incredible graduation speech via @Autism Speaks:
Sef has autism and knows his classmates didn't expect him to give a speech at graduation, so he ...
All through Karine Hannah's life, critics & fans have hailed her as the 70's Streisand look-alike & sound-alike. Now you can see why!

On 9/26 Karine returns to Feinstein's/54 Below to sing Streisand with the help of Jersey Boys' favorite ...
Photos from Manhattan Childrens Center's post Children with Autism often have trouble with change. Here are some ways that we can support them:
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Life is better when there are animals involved! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿž๐ŸขColin and Yanni, along with the rest of the Highline class at Crossbridge enjoyed a field day at Prospect Park.
Photos from Manhattan Childrens Center's post Creativity breeds innovation. ๐Ÿ–Œ ๐ŸŽจ Check out this beautiful artwork created by Class 7!
Manhattan Childrens Center added 3 new photos.
Becoming a self-advocate is important for every child, but especially those with special needs. Open up the line of communication. The earlier, the better!
Speech group is even sweeter with a delicious fruit salad and Ella's smile. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ“
Sammy is working diligently on expanding his drawing skills. When provided with a step-by-step teacher model, Sammy learns to draw a variety of animals during an individualized instructional session.
Photos from Manhattan Childrens Center's post Our bellies hurt from laughing so hard at last nightโ€™s sold out (!!) performance! Thank you to West Side Comedy Club NYC for hosting this incredible event. And a huge thanks to all of the comedians for the laughs, as ...

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