Microsoft Corporation has made a donation of approximately $250,000 in software to AHRC New York City as a result of an application submitted by the AHRC New York City Foundation.
This was the maximum grant available in 2013. Last year AHRC received a $500,000 software donation, the maximum available in 2012.
The new grant includes 175 SharePoint licenses, which will enable AHRC staff members to share resources and ideas in real time. Most of the SharePoint licenses are for the use of AHRC’s “cross-functional” staff teams. The teams work in five areas: teaching people with autism, compliance with government regulations, human rights, assistive technology and mental health and hygiene. Each team comprises representatives of multiple departments.
The grant also includes 254 Office Professional Plus licenses, of which 175 will be paired with the SharePoint licenses. The remaining 79 will be used in the computer labs at AHRC Middle/High School, Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School and AHRC’s Employment and Business Services to teach skills needed for academic and employment success.
The lyrics say it all:
I am more than what you see.
There’s so much more inside of me.
They say that dreams come true if you believe, I believe…..
AHRC New York City invites you to support individuals with developmental disabilities by purchasing music downloads from our Songs for NYSARC Campaign page. View the video below, inspired by the song “I Am” performed by singer songwriter Liz Longley.
Our hope is that after watching the video, you will visit our donation page: http://www.ahrcnyc.org/aboutus/songs-for-nysarc.html and be inspired to share these songs with everyone. Each download is $1. Please buy one or two or four. If everyone who’s been touched by AHRC buys just a few downloads, we can make magic. Please join us!
You can also support these efforts by creating your own customized team page, where you can share these wonderful songs with friends and family. If you would like to do this, just click here to begin the process. You will be supporting the individuals served by AHRC like the ones in the film!
CREATING A SAFE EATING ENVIRONMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WITH DYSPHAGIA
Dysphagia is a term that means difficulty swallowing. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities present a higher risk for Dysphagia which can lead to both choking and aspiration. This workshop is meant to
educate families and caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities about the risks involved, detection, prevention and intervention. The identification, evaluation and treatment of Dysphagia
is a team effort. With the right education, we can achieve a safe eating environment and our loved ones with developmental disabilities can receive the proper nutrition and the quality of life they deserve.
PRESENTER: Iris Padawer-Finkelstein, Nurse Educator, AHRC New York City
DATE: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
TIME: 6:00pm to 8:00 pm
LOCATION: AHRC’s Main Office – Penthouse
83 Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038
To print a copy of this event announcement, click HERE.
Everything is Changing in the Field of Developmental Disabilities!
From: Gary Lind, Executive Director, AHRC New York City
As Executive Director of AHRC New York City an important part of my job is to assist families and provide them with information. This is a particularly critical role given these difficult economic times. Funding in the field of developmental disabilities is changing, more importantly, the services that your loved ones receive are at risk.
Parent to Parent NY, Inc. is hosting the following meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. I will be discussing the following:
- The Future of Managed Care: What is Managed Care and how will it affect the services your loved one receives?
- What is the People First Waiver?
- How do we, as service providers meet the challenges ahead in order to maintain the highest quality of services?
DATE: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
TIME: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Institute for Basic Research
1050 Forest Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10314
RSVP by Friday, May 31, 2013
To RSVP for this meeting, please contact Jennifer Amendola at 212-895-3446 or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can print a copy of this event announcement HERE.