Group helps parents navigate special ed system

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:29

    Wallkill — The next general meeting of Parents United to Learn the Special Education System (PULSES) will be held at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Wallkill Town Hall. PULSES is an advocacy and educational group for parents and others with an interest in insuring that students in need receive appropriate special education services in the region. Dr. Kathy Silgailis of Warwick and other interested local residents formed PULSES two years ago. It now has almost 300 members, including attorneys, advocates and experts who can and do assist families and students navigating the special education system. Silgailis said that PULSES is now formally incorporated. PULSES provides a help line for those with questions about special education. Persons interested may submit their questions to Attending the meeting will be attorneys and advocates to assist parents in better understanding the laws, rules and regulations governing school districts and to better understand their rights and responsibilities and resources they can access on an ongoing basis. For more information, visit or call 294-3991.