In celebration of White Cane Day, 60 visually impaired or blind students (kindergarten through 6TH grade) at the New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE) will take to the streets as they proudly sport their canes and hold posters.
White Cane Day has been nationally observed in the United States since 1964 and marks the achievements of the visually impaired, with the white cane serving as a symbol of safety and independence.
The New York Institute for Special Education, founded in 1831 as The New York Institute for the Education of the Blind, is one of the oldest and most respected schools in the nation that provides specialized services for children with disabilities. Located in the Bronx since 1924, NYISE provides quality programs for more than 300 students from New York City’s five boroughs, Westchester County and upstate New York, including more than 120 children from the Bronx, ages 3 to 5, who attend its preschool.
The event will take place on Friday, October 14, 2016, starting 9:00 am at 999 Pelham Parkway North, Bronx.
Parade should take approximately 20 min. to complete route.