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Dr. Eugene P. McMahon

Over 35 Years Working with Children with Disabilities  

Retired (2007) Executive Director of the New York Institute for Special Education  

Experience with all disabilities including:

  • Mental Retardation
  • Blindness and Visual Impairment
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Pervasive Development Disorders including Autism

College Teaching Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor Teachers College Columbia University
  • Adjunct Professor Hunter College of the City University of New York
  • Adjunct Professor Mercy College

Co-authored, Trained a National Team of Trainers and Served as a Trainer for Improving Educational Services for Students with Visual Impairments:  What Every Stakeholder Needs to Know.  A joint training project of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education and the Council of Schools for the Blind. 

Certification :

  • New York State Education Department
    Nursery, K-6, Math 7-12, Teacher of the Blind and Partially Seeing, Special Education, School Administration and Supervision, School District Administration.
  • Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals
    Orientation and Mobility Specialist  
  • George E. Keane Award.  Lifetime of achievement and dedicated service to persons with visual impairments.  …whose work has been of benefit to NYS and has influenced   the national scene,  New York State Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the blind and Visually Impaired. 
  • Distinguished Alumni Award. Outstanding Leadership and Contributions to Special Education, Teachers College Columbia University  Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities 
  • Community Service Award.  “For your dedication and commitment to making a difference in the lives of young people who are blind”,  VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 


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Gilbert K. McMahon, Esq.

Over 22 years practicing Law, over 30 years working with children

Admitted to practice:

  • New York State Bar
  • United State District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United State District Court, Eastern District of New York

Admitted to practice:

  • Law Guardian
  • Court Evaluator
  • Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Person
  • Article 81 Guardian

Member of The Education Law Association

Member of the American Bar Association Center
on Children and the Law

Member of The National Association of Counsel for Children

Graduate of the Columbia School Law Institute

Graduate of the Harvard School Law Institute.



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