The Independent Living Services program at RILC conducted an educational seminar on Touch Math for parents and guardians of children and young adults with disabilities on February 13, 2012 as part of our ongoing series, “Parents Helping Parents.” Parents watched an informational video that explained the TouchMath system and participated in discussion about how it could be used to benefit their children. TouchMath is a multi-sensory approach to learning numeric concepts and basic math skills; it is geared to students of all abilities. TouchMath is particularly helpful for students with learning and other disabilities because it can accommodate a variety of learning styles. It can be used both as part of a child’s in-school curriculum or as an after-school teaching aide. Moreover, the TouchMath method can be helpful for students from elementary school through high school. “TouchMath is another way that RILC empowers parents to support their children at home and to supplement their education because not all students learn in the same way,” said Donna Ehrenberg, Parent Advocate and Resource Specialist at RILC. Ms. Ehrenberg uses the TouchMath system in her new Homework Help after-school program, geared to helping students with disabilities to achieve academic success. For more information on the Parents Helping Parents Series, TouchMath or the Homework Help program, please call Donna Ehrenberg at 845-624-1366 ext. 113.