10/8, 9:30 AM
Parent Council Basket Wrapping for Pasta Night
Volunteers Needed
School Closed in observance of Yom Kippur
10/10, 5:30-8
Pasta Night
School Closed in observance of Columbus Day
Parent Council Meeting
All Welcome
10/28 & 10/29
School Pictures
Fall Special Event 
Petting Zoo/Pumpkin Patch


Enjoying Halloween with Sensory Challenges

Halloween can be an overwhelming time for any child, but for a child with sensory challenges it can be especially difficult. Here are some tips from the American Occupational Therapy Association on enjoying Halloween with sensory challenges.
The "NIS Speechies" want you to know... 
October is AAC Awareness Month

What is A ugmentative and A lternative C ommunication?  Click here to find out!
Here at NIS, we are proud to use the Incredible Years program throughout our school. The Incredible Years program is a child, teacher, and parent program that aims to improve behaviors and social skills in children.

Every week, puppets named Wally, Dina, and their friends visit the children in class to learn and practice new skills, with help from Miss Paula. Over the course of this year, the children will be learning about how to do their best in school, how to identify feelings and solve problems, and how to make friends. Games, videos, songs, and activities are used to teach and practice the skills taught in each lesson.

All of our teachers and educational staff members are trained with the Incredible Years program as well. In this training, teachers learn how to support positive behaviors in the classroom, and learn ways to carry over the skills taught in the weekly Incredible Years lessons. 
We're looking forward to an Incredible Year!!


If you would like to reserve a spot, please do so online or download a reply slip here and send it with cash or a check made payable to Friends of NIS as soon as possible.  Sponsorships still available.  Thank You!
Picture Day
OCTOBER 28 & 29
Please follow the schedule sent home in your child's backpack

Stop and Shop Partnership

We are excited to announce that NIS has been selected to participate in the Stop and Shop Community Bag & Giving Tag Program! You can help us by going to  any Stop and Shop store at  any time throughout the year, purchasing a $2.50 Community Bag and using the attached Giving Tag to direct a $1 donation to NIS within 7 days of your purchase. You can find the Community Bag with the Giving Tag on the reusable bag rack at the store. The program is ongoing and there is no limit to how much we can raise. 
Shop Amazon Smile


Shop at, choose the New Interdisciplinary School as your charity of choice, and NIS receives a donation for every purchase you make!  Prices are the same as Amazon - the only difference is you making a difference.  Thank You!

Show your school spirit!  Choose from a variety of styles.  Click on the thumbnails on the site for more logo and color selections.   Local pick-up available, but you must include your child's name and class if you would like for the apparel to be backpacked home. Shop online today! 


The New Interdisciplinary School (NIS) is an innovative early childhood learning center that respects the unique needs of all children and their families.  Our commitment is to provide therapeutic and educational services in a nurturing environment with the highest standard of expertise.  NIS receives funding from NYS and Suffolk County to provide education and bussing to students with special needs, but we rely on fundraising to enhance all of our programs and services.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today!

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430 Sills Rd. Yaphank, NY 11980

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