NYATA member, Marygrace Berberian, LCAT, ATR-BC, LCSW, has been working towards the inclusion of creative arts therapies in public schools in New York State. Below is a message from Marygrace regarding upcoming steps.
Current Federal Legislation:
The announcement of these meetings has not been widely circulated. Your support is needed.
There is an upcoming meeting on Tuesday, June 6th at 6:30 pm in Brooklyn.
I aim to present testimony to advocate for the inclusion of creative arts therapies in the newly formulated state plan for the federal ESSA. If you interested in advocating for this initiative, please join me. I have invited school administrators, teachers and parents to join in this advocacy effort.
Please spread the word. More details of this work can be found below. If you do plan to attend, please let me know so we can coordinate efforts. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If you cannot attend the upcoming meeting on June 6th, please consider attending another scheduled meeting. You can also email letters of support to the state office.