Tuesday October 13, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Bank Street College of Education 
610 W 112th Street
(between Broadway and Riverside Drive)
New York, NY 10025

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New York Zero-to-Three Network 

You're Invited!

Please join us for our
2015 Levenback Memorial Evening
with a Pioneer!

Each year we honor a local pioneer who has made a difference for young children and their families here in New York at our Annual Levenback Memorial Evening.

This festive evening includes an interview with the pioneer, an opportunity to network and to enjoy light refreshments.  This year's honoree is Gordon Williamson, PhD, OTR, who will be interviewed by 
Gil Foley, EdD. 

Event Information:
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 6-8pm
at Bank Street College for Education 

Gordon WIlliamson, PhD, OTR


Gordon Williamson was the founder and director of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Department of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey.  He was also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department of Columbia University.  Dr. Williamson was a member of the Board of Directors of Zero to Three:  National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families and the Academy of Research/American Occupational Therapy Foundation.  He is a former officer of the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children and the New York Zero to Three Network. Dr. Williamson was President of the New Jersey Early Intervention Coalition and Chair of the Parental and Child Health Services Advisory Committee/New Jersey Department of Health.  Gordon Williamson has lectured widely throughout the United States and South America. His most recent books are titled "Coping in Young Children: Early Intervention Practices to Enhance Adaptive Behavior and Resilience," "Sensory Integration and Self-Regulation in Infants and Toddlers: Helping Very Young Children Interact With Their Environment," and "Promoting Social Competence in Children."


Gilbert M. Foley, Ed.D., serves as Consulting Clinical Director at the New York Center for Child 
Development in New York City and Consulting Psychologist and faculty member at  the Institute for 
Parenting at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He is a retired tenured faculty member from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology where he taught for 20 years in the Department of School-Clinical Child Psychology and coordinated the infancy-early childhood track. While serving as the Chief Psychologist in the Pediatric Department of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, he trained in psychoanalysis and also completed a fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center with the late, Sally 
Provence, and M. D. For eleven years Dr. Foley served as the Director and Principle Investigator of the Family Centered resource Project, a Federally Funded model/demonstration, outreach and technical assistance agency providing training to the infant/early childhood intervention community nationally. Dr. Foley‘s clinical and teaching career has been devoted in large part to working with infants and young  children with special needs and their families. He is the author of several books and numerous articles. His most current book with Dr. Jane Hochman, “Mental Health in Early Intervention” is published by Brookes.  He lectures and consults widely, nationally and internationally, having recently returned from South Africa lecturing on the DIR approach to working with young children on the autistic spectrum and was an invited presenter t the first international conference on preschool education in China sponsored  by UNICEF and Nanjing University.


Cost is $25 for members, $30 for members. 

Join/Renew at time of registration and pay member rate!  

We prefer registration and payment prior to the event, 
but will accept walk-ins with EXACT CHANGE and CHECKS at the door. 

Please note, refunds cannot be issued after October 6, 2015

Please contact Pamela with any questions
at 718.638.7788 or info@nyztt.org

Born in Vienna 10 years before the Second World War, Hedi Levenback, M.S., M.S.W.,was a New York Zero-to-Three Network founding member and a peerless advocate forchildren. She, herself, was a pioneer in the development and implementation of policy andregulations for infant through preschool daycare programs in New York City. A committedadvocate for early childhood education, she served on the Early Childhood Council of NewYork and wrote on the topic of selecting play materials for early childhood group therapy. Adistinguished, handsome and intelligent woman of great dignity and soft good humor, HediLevenback grew up in Vienna and, as a child, was inspired by the view from her living roomwindow – a schoolyard. At nine years old, she recognized that the care given by the thenunknown teachers, Anna Freud and Peter Blos, was setting a new standard. Mother of twoand grandmother of five, Hedi Levenback will long be remembered for her loving dedicationand commitment to young children everywhere and for her grand capacity to knit people andresources together. Her presence among us is sorely missed.

List of Past Levenback Honorees
2013     Nancy Balaban, EdD (Educator)
2012     Fred Pine, PhD (Psychologist)
2011     Michael Lewis, PhD (Child Development)
2010     Nick Cunningham, MD (Pediatrics)
2009     Jacqueline Jankoff-Ershow (Teacher, Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing)
2008     Myron Hofer, MD (Development Psychobiology)
2007     Edward Ziegler, PhD (Psychology)
2006     Lois Bloom, PhD (Speech-Language)
2005     Margaret M. Lawrence, MD (Psychiatry/Psychoanalysis)
2004     Marshall Klaus, MD (Pediatrics/Neonatology)
2003     Frances Conner, EdD (Special Education)
2002     Eleanor Galenson, MD (Psychiatry/Psychoanalysis)
2001     Peter Neubauer, MD (Psychiatry/Psychoanalysis)
2000     Annie Bergman, PhD (Psychology/Psychoanalysis)
1999     Stella Chess, PhD (Developmental Psychology)