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Event Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Albert Einstein College of Medicine • Price Center- Room 451 • 1301 Morris Park Ave. • Bronx, NY 10461
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Building 2e Awareness

Event Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 8:30AM
Location: The Madison Theatre at Molloy College Public Square • 1000 Hempstead Avenue • Rockville Centre, NY 11570
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Legal Rights, Legal Remedies: Accessing the Power of the Law

Event Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 7PM
Location: The Adler Center, Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, N.Y.

YAI Education Workshop

Event Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 10AM – 12PM
Location: 460 West 34th Street, 11th Floor, N.Y., N.Y.
Registration: Free. Registration required.

Legal Solutions to a Financial Problem: Helping Parents Secure Tuition Reimbursement to Therapeutic Programs and Schools Under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act (“IDEIA”)

Event Date: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Time: Completed
Location: Kennebunkport, Maine

The 2016 NYC Gifted and Talented “Right Fit” Symposium

Event Date: Sunday, March 12, 2016
Time: 9AM | Completed
Location: New York Law School

Wrightslaw Conference
Bonnie joins Pete Wright, Esq. to provide a case-law update on recent special education law decisions.

Event Date: February 29 | Completed, 2016
Time: 9AM – 4:30PM
Location: Westchester Hilton, Rye Brook, N.Y.

Tourette Talk
Presentation about the legal tools to assist getting the services and accommodations a child may need in school and the laws protecting adults with disabilities.

Event Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016 | Completed
Location: Tourette Association of America N.Y.C. Chapter

YAI Autism Parent Support Group

Event Date: January 14, 2016 | Completed
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: 460 West 34th Street, 11th Floor

Open House

Event Date: October 29, 2015 | Completed
Location: Manhattan Star Academy, 180 Amsterdam Avenue, N.Y., N.Y.

Parent Information Session

Event Date: October 7, 2015 | Completed
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Manhattan Star Academy, 180 Amsterdam Avenue, N.Y., N.Y.

Special Education Law & Planning for Your Child’s Future: Basics for Parents

Patricia Marcin, Esq. of Farrell Fritz and Bonnie Schinagle, Esq. of Schinagle Law will be the presenters at this informative seminar.

Event Date: March 18, 2015 – 7:30pm | Completed
Time: Session I: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. -OR- Session II: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Farrell Fritz, P.C., 1320 RXR Plaza, 13th Floor, Uniondale, NY 11556

Contact:Kristine Hughes, Phone: 516.227.0790

This seminar will provide a basic explanation of the legal framework affecting school- age children that will enable parents to be more effective participants in the special education process. The attorneys will also discuss estate planning considerations for families with special needs children: protecting your assets for your children.

Two sessions are available for your convenience. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Harnessing the Law for Your Child’s Benefit: An Introduction to Special Education Law

Event Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Completed
Location: EPIC Long Island 1500 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow, NY 11554

Learn about your rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA).

Guest Speaker: Bonnie Schinagle, Esq., specializes in representing and guiding families in asserting their rights to evaluations, classification, services and appropriate education in the N.Y. Metropolitan area.

To register for this workshop, please call Janet Romeo at (516) 739-7733 x 1145 or sent an email to

***Training hours available for Medicaid Service Coordination***

Decoding Dyslexia

Guest Speaker, “Legal Language, the key to effective advocacy,” Bonnie Spiro Schinagle

Event Date: Monday, February 2, 2015 – 7:30pm | Completed
Location: Mid Island Y 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY 11803-1217

Nassau nonprofit Pop.Earth turns to tech to help autistic children in emergencies

When Avonte Oquendo, an autistic teen from Queens, walked out of his school and went missing in October 2013, the story resonated deeply with many parents who fear having their autistic child wander off.

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