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DEDICATED TO THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED SINCE 1904

School Store Sponsors Bowling Trip

Nov 21, 2017

On October 19, 2017, REACH Groups 21-23 participated in a bowling trip at Gun Post Lanes Bowling in the Bronx. The bowlers were supported through a donation from the school store as a way of giving back to the students and staff who patronize the popular pop-up store. After a safety briefing from the Transition…

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White Cane Day Parade

Nov 21, 2017

Our 3rd annual White Cane Day Parade was held on Monday, October 16. Students paraded around the school and surrounding community to raise awareness for and celebrate the achievements of the blind and visually impaired community. The parade also included remarks from New York Senator Jamaal Bailey. Though it was a cloudy and chilly day, that did not discourage students…

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Lavelle on Twitter: #DisabledWomenLead Twitter Chat

Nov 17, 2017

Our art teacher Jessica Jones was a featured guest in Easterseals Thrive's #DisabledWomenLead Twitter chat. During the chat, Jessica took over Lavelle's Twitter account and discussed her experience in the workforce as a blind woman and working with students at Lavelle. To read the full Twitter chat, click here. To read Jessica's responses, click here.

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Halloween at Lavelle

Oct 31, 2017

Lavelle School for the Blind hosted three Halloween parties, one for each program. The gym was set up in a spooktacular way with decorations and plenty of treats. The gym was decorated with boo-tiful decorations. Students were provided with punch and a plethora of horrific Halloween snacks. Students enjoyed a Halloween playlist by our in-house…

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Lavelle In The News: Sex Ed in Teen Vogue

Oct 05, 2017

Why Sex Education for Disabled People Is So Important By Ariel Henley “Sex and disability, disability and sex; the two words may seem incompatible,” Michael A. Rembis wrote in his 2009 paper on the social model of disabled sexuality. Though roughly 15% of adults around the world (that’s nearly one billion people), and over 20 million adults in the U.S.…

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Lavelle In The News: Jessica Jones' Interview with Easterseals

Sep 28, 2017

A Blind Art Teacher Instills Creativity, Confidence in Her Students By Beth Finke Lavelle School for the Blind in New York contacted us this past summer about their gardening program for kids with visual impairments. Horticulture therapy programs for students who are blind or have other disabilities are popping up all over the country, and while Lavelle’s…

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Multicultural Week Food Festival

Sep 20, 2017

Catching a global vibe at Lavelle was easy to do during the Multicultural Week of 2017. The school auditorium was converted into a mini United Nations featuring the food and fauna of countries around the world. Each branch of the school held its own food feast on separate days. Class exhibits featured animals such as…

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Lavelle In The News: Sex Ed in Metro New York

Sep 15, 2017

City lags in sex education: Report By Nikki M. Mascali New York is a city where anything goes, but according to a new report from Comptroller Scott Stringer, sex education is not one of them. “Healthy Relationships: A Plan for Improving Health and Sexual Education in New York City Schools” found that 57 percent of city…

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Lavelle in the News: News 12 Visits Lavelle's Garden

Aug 04, 2017

Visually impaired students grow vegetable garden Visually impaired students in the Bronx are learning important work skills by growing and maintaining a vegetable garden on their school campus, educators say. Students from the Lavelle School for the Blind planted squash, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, eggplants and marigolds across the garden on their school grounds. A project…

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Lavelle In The News: The Mighty & Lavelle's Music Program

Jul 24, 2017

How Music Can Teach Children With Disabilities Skills for Success By Kit Englard Music is an important form of self-expression, particularly for students who are blind. Though I’m classically trained, the fact I loved to sing depressing Italian arias during a time in my life when I was feeling so much loss is not a…

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Lavelle in the News: Art Show In Bronx Times

Apr 19, 2017

Lavelle School’s ‘Vision Of Art 2’ By Robert Wirsing Lavelle School for the Blind celebrated its second annual art exhibition on Friday, April 7 showcasing the artwork of over 50 students who are blind, visually impaired and/or have multiple disabilities. ‘Vision of Art 2’ featured an array of artistry including paintings, tactile printmaking, figurative sculptures,…

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Lavelle In the News: News 12 Visits Art Show

Apr 07, 2017

News 12 Bronx visited Lavelle for our annual Art Show to talk to students, Assistant Principal Deni Fraser and art teacher Jessica Jones about how creating art prepares our students for their futures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6suCFnLP_8

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