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Is the U.S. Prepared for a Growing Population of Adults With Autism?

Autism is on the rise: More than 1.5 million people have the condition in the United States alone. But because the majority of these people are younger than 22, the country is on the verge of an “autism tsunami” that could leave thousands without the support they need as they become adults

By |January 7th, 2015|Autism Awareness, Education, Front Page, Latest News, Media, Print|0 Comments

Brad Gerstman: Autism, Special Education and The Law

There is a crisis in educating children with autism on Long Island-one that is brought to us by the Good Intentions Paving Company. This is very personal to me because my son has been diagnosed as autistic. Here the personal becomes political and in order to insure our rights, and those of my son, we have to organize and fight for them not only in the political arena, but on the front lines in each and every school district.

Join the Walk for Autism Speaks at Jones Beach Oct. 5th.

Join Autism Speaks for our 15th Anniversary Walk Now for Autism Speaks event as we walk to change the future for all who struggle with autism!

By |September 30th, 2014|Announcements, Autism Awareness, Education, Events, Latest News, Media|0 Comments

2014 Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation Annual Golf Classic Oct 13th

Join us at the 2014 Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation Golf Classic Reception on Monday October 13, 2014 at Glen Head Country Club in Glen Head, NY.

By |August 18th, 2014|Announcements, Autism Awareness, Brad Gerstman, Events, Front Page, Latest News|0 Comments

Speaker Silver Announces Agreement with Mayor de Blasio on Placement of Special Needs Children in Private Schools

We are excited the new mayor and his administration are serious about our most vulnerable in society and will ease the barriers for families seeking private school placement for their special needs child.

Autism: When Will We Get Serious?

“When are we going to get serious about finding the cause and real pharmaceutical treatments to curb this epidemic?” Lawyer, political consultant and autism advocate, Brad Gerstman, questions with frustration.

Students with Disabilities: Another tale of two cities

Mayor Bill de Blasio was swept into office under a tale of two cities banner that dramatically highlighted how New York has become divided by class. But there is another kind of class division....


Due to the overwhelming demand of parents in crisis across the region, Gerstman Schwartz, LLP, a premier New York special education law firm, with expertise in advocating, mediating and litigating on behalf of children with special education needs and their families, is expanding their special education law practice through their New York and Long Island offices.

By |February 21st, 2014|Announcements, Autism Awareness, Brad Gerstman, Education, Front Page, Latest News|0 Comments

Father sues city after school calls cops for his 6-year-old’s Tantrum

A Manhattan father is suing the city Education Department for $1 million after his misbehaving son, who has special needs, was removed from a kindergarten class by police.

New York City School Abuses Family of Child with Autism

Parents of a 5 year old autistic child who attends Beekman Hill International School outraged as they are harassed and bullied to move their child to a school far from home.

By |December 19th, 2013|Announcements, Autism Awareness, Brad Gerstman, Education, Front Page, Latest News|0 Comments