Gary Shulman, M.S., Ed. 

646-596-5642   gary.shulman@nyc.rr.com

 

Education:

· Post Graduate Studies in Special Education

Adelphi University, Spring 1983

Bank Street College of Education, Fall 1982 Hunter College, Fall 1982

· Degrees

Master of Science Degree in Education. Wagner College, March 1977

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Early Childhood Education. Brooklyn College, June 1972

· Teaching Certification

New York State Teaching Certification: Nursery – Sixth Grade New York State Teaching Certification: Special Education

 

Employment History:

 

December 2012-present

Self-Employed

Special Needs Trainer and Consultant

• Provider of workshops dealing with family support services, inclusion of children with disabilities and summer options for parents of children with special needs and the professionals who support them.

 

April 2014-current

Executive Leadership Institute

40 Rector Street, 12th floor

New York, New York 10006

Consultant

· Conduct ongoing training sessions for school Principals, Assistant Principals and School Supervisors.

 

March 2015-December 2015

NYC Administration for Children’s Services

Child Welfare Programs

New York City Administration for Children's Services

150 William Street, Room 11H1

New York, New York 10038

Consultant

· Providing information on support services and programs to be included in a resource guide for foster parents to help them best support the children in their care.

 

May 2013-May 2014 

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene-Early Intervention 

42-09 28th Street

Long Island City, New York 11101

Consultant/Project Coordinator

• Coordinated and developed a comprehensive online social services resource guide for Early Intervention Service Coordinators, families and other professionals. As part of this endeavor I also created a workgroup of specialists from various domains to give their input into the project. I  conducted 2 webinars to inform Early Intervention Service Coordinators about how to utilize the Guide and think creatively when meeting the needs of families.

 

May 2013-present

New York State Psychiatric Institute

1051 Riverside Drive

New York, NY 10032

Consultant

• Supported the staff of the NYS Psychiatric Institute in creating an outreach program to inform hospital emergency room staff about the needs of persons who are dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities and emotional disabilities.

 

November 2014-May 2015

Brooklyn Borough President’s Office

Helped coordinate a borough-wide special needs resource fair as a private consultant.

 

April 2011-October 2011

Davler Media

1440 Broadway New York, NY 10018 Consultant

• Consulted on the production of Davler Media’s first publication of “Special Parent” Magazine. I provided information about all support programs, services and contacts for the first of this ongoing publication

 

August 1988-December 2012

Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.

116 East 16th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003 Program Director, Training Coordinator

Responsibilities:

·  Coordinate all of Resources’ training

·  Coordinate all publicity pertaining to training

·  Case management and advocacy for families and professionals

·  Coordinate annual Special Camp Fair

·  Disseminate forms and gather information for annual Camp Guide

·  Conduct training in response to requests from other organizations and

   agencies

·  Gather and disseminate information about programs and services for

   families and professionals in all areas of family support

·  Coordinate all statistics pertaining to training and produce reports based

   upon statistics

·  Coordinated a city-wide project meeting the needs of parents of children

   with disabilities in Domestic Violence Shelters by providing training and follow-up case work for over 100 parents and their case workers.

 

Spring 1994-Fall 1994

Bank Street College of Education

New Perspectives

610 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025 Adjunct College Instructor

· Taught graduate level intensive weekend courses for education professionals dealing with support services for families of children with disabilities

 

September 1978 – June 1988

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum

145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Senior Museum Instructor/Coordinator for Children with Special Needs

• Conducted on going sensitivity training about working with children who have disabilities

• Conceptualized and helped design interactive museum exhibits

• Designed and wrote interactive workbooks for exhibitions

• Coordinated children’s festivals

• Coordinated outreach to underserved populations

• Served as accessibility specialist to several cultural arts programs

 

March 1974 – September 1978 

Breukelen Head Start

715 East 105th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236

Special Education/Early Childhood Teacher of 3-5 year olds

 

Awards and Honors 

Big Apple Parent Magazine Hero of the Year Award

Brooklyn Consumer Council on Developmental Disabilities First Annual Legends Award

Karuna Heisler Lifetime Contribution Award-Brooklyn Developmental Disability Service Office and the Brooklyn DD Consumer Council Carlton Washburne Award for Creative Teaching-Brooklyn College Brooklyn Family Support Service Advisory Council Award: The Legendary Award for Going the Extra Miles for Families with Children with Special Needs

 

Articles Published

April 2008: Special Camps for Children with Special Needs, New York

Metro Parents: online and in all Big Apple Parents Magazines

February 2010: How to Choose a Camp for Children with Disabilities, New York Metro Parents: Online and in all Big Apple Parent Magazines

April 2010: A Camp for Every Kid, New York Family Magazine

April/May 2013: Ability vs. Disability, Amsterdam News, Caribbean Life, Different Roads to Learning, City Kinder, Jewish Press, Special Needs Resource Project, Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities Newsletter

June 2013: When Your Neighbor Has a Child with A Disability, A Child Grows in Brooklyn

June 2013: Accentuate the Positive, Different Dream

July 2013: Looking Beyond the Label, North State Parent Magazine