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  • August 31, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

During this 1 day- 2-hour Return to School Forum you will have the opportunity to connect with NYC’s leading child welfare professionals.  This Forum will consist of panelists each presenting on their expertise on various topics as it pertains to Return to School 2021. The topics covered will be the following:  general child rights, legal advocacy, parent advocacy, mental health, and a focus on the needs of children in the special education system. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions to our panelist during the forum.  You will also gain helpful resources that will assist children and families who will be part of the of the upcoming school year.    

Panelist will include representatives from The New York Foundling, Include NYC, Being Special NYC, and Advocates for Children.   

If you have any questions please email SFC.Center@nyfoundling.org 


Title: Return to School Forum

Date: August 31, 2021

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm 

Location: Zoom



  • Lilliana Diaz-Pedrosa – Advocates for Children
  • Elizabeth Golini – Include NYC
  • Nandini Ahuja – NYF School Based Mental Health
  • Bradlee Vasquez-Valdez – NYF School Based Mental Health
  • Hazel Adams Shango – BeingSpecialNYC/Advocate of Choice