AHRC New York City


Family Education Series


Summer options for children and adults with developmental disabilities


DATE and TIME:  Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 6-8 pm

LOCATION:  AHRC’s Main Office, Penthouse – 83 Maiden Lane NYC 10038

PRESENTER:  Gary Shulman, MS, Ed., Special Needs Consultant and Trainer

DESCRIPTION:  Summer will be here before you know it!  Families caring for children and adults with disabilities need to know about their options when it comes to summer programs that will provide an appropriate experience for their children.  This session will cover such issues as:

  • What questions do I need to ask the summer program in order to determine if it meets the goals that I want for my child during the summer
  • How do I prepare my child with special needs for a summer program
  • Day programs vs. sleepaway programs
  • Mainstream programs vs. special needs programs
  • Financial Aid to pay for camp
  • Summer remedial programs
  • Specific quality summer programs serving NYC children with disabilities
  • How do I find those camps
  • Where do I find Summer Camp Fairs so I can meet the staff


You can also register by contacting:

Donna Gifford: donna.gifford@ahrcnyc.org or call 212-780-2713
Jennifer Amendola: jennifer.amendola@ahrcnyc.org  or 212-895-3446

Family Education Series Workshop Mealtime Behaviors


A special three part training for families and caregivers in the management of mealtime behaviors in people with developmental disabilities

Mealtime behaviors can be very challenging for families of people with developmental disabilities. Food selectivity, refusal, gagging – these are not only frustrating but scary because they are directly related to your loved one’s health. And, they happen at least three times a day! This workshop is designed to give parents and caregivers hands on instruction based on ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis).

IMPORTANT: This workshop is for AHRC New York City members only. If you are not a member and would like to attend there is a $10.00 fee that will be applied to your annual membership. Please call Jennifer or Donna at the numbers listed below for more information or you can email: membership@ahrcnyc.org

PresenterP: Lisa Barzotto, MS, NCSP; Psychologist, Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School

DATE: Tuesday, January 6, 13 and 20, 2015 (Registrants must be able to commit to attending all three sessions)

TIME: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm


AHRC New York City headquarters

Room 1119

83 Maiden Lane

New York, NY 10038


You must be able to commit to all three sessions in order to attend this program.

To register by phone call Jennifer Amendola at 212 895-3446 or Donna Gifford at 212 780-2713

To register via email, contact: jennifer.amendola@ahrcnyc.org  or  donna.gifford@ahrcnyc.org

Santa Cares invites children with Disabilities to Meet Santa at The Plaza Hotel


Children with special needs and their families

are invited to attend a private photo session

where extra care is taken to support

the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children.

Sunday Dec. 7, 2014
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Plaza Food Hall
(Inside The Plaza Hotel)
One W. 58th St (Btwn 5th & 6th)
New York, NY


Please RSVP by Dec. 5 at www.santacares.com. Walk-ins welcome!
Mention “SANTACARES” and receive four complimentary Christmas Photo Cards with your Santa’s Favorite Photo Package purchase. Valid Sunday, Dec. 7 only.

Medicaid Managed Care Reform Consumer Education Forum

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Mental Hygiene
Office of Consumer Affairs

Medicaid Managed Care Reform
Consumer Education Forum

Mental health and substance use services will soon be coordinated by local managed care plans…and will be working more closely with medical services. How will that affect you? What choices will you have?

This interactive forum will provide important updates on New York City’s transition to managed behavioral healthcare and how this will impact the services you receive.


Monday, December 8, 2014
1 pm to 4 pm

Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


2, 3, 4, or 5 to Borough Hall or A, C, F to Jay St.-Borough Hall
Registration is required:

CALL 347 396-7998 or

EMAIL dohmhregistration@health.nyc.gov , and type “Medicaid Managed Care” in the subject line.

Planning Committee: New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY), New York State Office of Mental Health, the Managed Care Technical Assistance Center of New York (MCTAC)