Posted by: silly2billy2 | April 5, 2009

Please Help Save The Pouch Center



I am writing to ask for your strong help with a most serious and pressing situation regarding the Elizabeth W.Pouch Center for Special People of the Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc.  As reported in the April 2nd, 2009 edition of the Staten Island Advance newspaper, the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities has removed nearly $800,000.00 from the Pouch Center’s local assistance funding.  This severe budget cut means the Pouch Center will have to close on April 30th, 2009.

We need your immediate help to prevent this cut from closing an outpatient clinic that provided direct care services last year to more than 1,000 disabled Staten Island individuals, many of them children.  As part of the Pouch Center’s contribution to the community, 200 children and families receive monthly pediatric care and medication from a developmental pediatrician and 100 adults and children receive evaluations, treatment and monthly medication services from a psychiatrist who specializes in clients with developmental disabilities.  The Pouch Center also provides an array of other critical treatment and evaluation services for individuals of all ages with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities and their families.

The Staten Island Community is counting on you to fight this devastating budget cut and save the servies at the Pouch Center that are so crucial to the life of individuals on Staten Island challenged by developmental disabilities.

Please Click this Link To Sign the Petition To Save The Pouch Center


Susan Pugliese

1st VP of PS37R PTA

Posted by: silly2billy2 | March 13, 2009

Thanks Sue and Ray

Thanks Sue & Ray,
I wish our blog well. Hope we can get to share much needed information amongst our parents. Also, thank you to our (Rescue) Angels, Mary Hernandez and Heather Zelikov, for lending their expertise and time to help our kids!
Good Luck!!

Posted by: silly2billy2 | March 7, 2009


Hi All,

I would like to welcome anyone and everyone to our new blog site:

I will have Ray put a link on our PTA site as well.  I was going to just use the PTA site but that site is pretty full so I started one just for this.

Everyone can post anything that they would like regarding nutrition or homeopathy related stuff. 

I would like to ask Mary and Heather if they could please forward me a list of gluten & casein free items so I can set up a separate tab for a so to speak grocery shopping list to make things easier for parents who are going to start the diet to know the products that are available without having to read all the ingredients.  I know you do not know all the available products but I do know you know alot of them and with your help we can all start the diet as soon as possible. 

Also, if Mary and Heather have a list of homeopathy products and links for such that would also be appreciated.

Mona, I believe you also have some things that can be added to these lists as well as the books that you have been reading so send me that when you get a chance.

Also, if there is anyone out there that has special diet receipes I would like to set up a link as well for that.

So with that all said, let us get this blog going and just remember NOTHING IS TOO STUPID TO ASK JUST ASK because we are all new to this and do not have the answers like Mary and Heather do.  I am not saying that they know everything there is they just know what worked for their child and is making suggestions to us to try.

So again, welcome all to our new outlook on life for our children and I hope that this does help the kids.

Sue Pugliese