AHRC New York City



Meet the Author of
“Autism and Parents with Autistic Children”
Gilbert Lane
Join Other Bronx Families for a Round Table Discussion

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm

AHRC’s Howie Stone Adult Center
1420 Ferris Place Bronx, NY 10461
Gilbert Lane, the author of “Autism & Parents with Autistic Children” will be our guest at the AHRC New York City Bronx Membership Meeting. He will be speaking about his wonderful book which gives concrete advice on parenting an individual with autism and presents compelling and hopeful stories of families who have struggled in this endeavor and triumphed! Gilbert Lane is the father of a 41 year old autistic son and has had over thirty years of teaching experience in Harlem, New York City. Visit Gilbert’s website www.gilbertmlane.com for more information.
No need to read the book prior to attending. We are certain you will want to read it after hearing him. We will all listen to what Mr. Lane has to say and we will share our experiences with our own family members.
Gilbert’s discussion will be followed by an invitation for everyone present to join in a round table discussion about Bronx family needs.
Directions: 6 Train or Bx8 Bus to Westchester Square/East Tremont Avenue
Parking is available at the Howie Stone Center but limited to first come, first served.


Jennifer Amendola at 212-895-3446 or email jennifer.amendola@ahrcnyc.org


Donna Gifford at 212-780-2713 or email donna.gifford@ahrcnyc.org


Family Education Workshop – End of Life Care for People with Developmental Disabilities

Regretfully, due to a personal emergency both Dr. Sheryl White Scott and Nurse Marcia Richman will be unable to make their presentations on Thursday, June 11th 2015. Therefore this workshop will be rescheduled when we resume our Family Education Sessions in the fall of 2015.

We are truly sorry for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Amendola at 212-895-3446 or Donna Gifford at 212-780-2713.  You can also send an email:

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at a future workshop.




Jennifer Amendola/Donna Gifford

AHRC New York City



Family Education Series Workshop – The Transition to Adult Services

This interactive workshop will take the audience on a journey of discovery about special needs transition treasures in NYC. We will explore resources dealing with the important areas of life for someone with a disability aging out of the public or private school systems such as: college, vocational, employment, socialization, independent living, public benefits, financial aid, housing, as well as any and all issues expressed by participants. Let’s come together and dream about the future!

Presenter:  Gary Shulman, MS, Ed.

TIME: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm

LOCATION: AHRC New York City’s Main Office, Penthouse 83 Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038




Directions: 2 or 3 Train to Wall Street; J, Z, 4 or 5 to Fulton; A or C to Broadway/Nassau
If you have specific questions about this event, please contact:jennifer.amendola@ahrcnyc.org  (212) 895-3446, ordonna.gifford@ahrcnyc.org (212) 780-2713

Communication techniques for caretakers of people with developmental disabilities & Autism

Family Ed Board wide

Saturday, April 25, 2015 and Saturday, May 2, 2015

from 10 am – 2:30 pm

AHRC New York City’s Main Office, Penthouse

83 Maiden Lane New York City 10038


Will this technique help my loved one with a developmental disability to communicate?

Can this method be used with very young children?

After attending this workshop series will I be able to use what I learned immediately?

The answer to all of these questions is YES!  Difficulties with communication are frustrating for many individuals with developmental disabilities. AHRC has developed a teaching model known as Word Sign – a total communications curriculum designed specifically for people who have trouble communicating. Word Sign employs the use of signs and words along with facial expression and body language. Come and learn this comprehensive technique that can be used with individuals who have developmental disabilities and are nonverbal or those who have difficulties in spoken receptive and/or expressive language.

Presenter: Ray Franzem, Ph.D., Director of Social Services for Education, AHRC New York City


How to Register:

To register call Jennifer Amendola at 212-895-3446 or Donna Gifford at 212-780-2713 you can also email: jennifer.amendola@ahrcnyc.org    or    donna.gifford@ahrcnyc.org

Please note – You must be able to attend both Word Sign sessions.


AHRC New York City’s 66th Annual Dinner

Save the Date!

Saturday, May 16, 2015 Grand Hyatt New York
AHRC New York City’s 66th Annual Dinner

Please join us and bring your family and friends for an evening celebrating the people we support, their families and our community partners.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, District 12
Joel Manley, DDS, Staten Island University Hospital
Jamal Kobeissi, M.D., Access Community Health Center
Willie Mae Goodman, Parent Advocate & Marie Dickson, Community Board Leader (Posthumously)

We want to encourage families of the people we support to attend.
Tickets cost $150.00 each. If you sell or purchase 2 books of raffles, or $150.00 in journal ads, we will thank you by sending you one ticket to the dinner.

Don’t forget: You can show your support by selling raffles and soliciting journal ads in addition to buying tickets.
This year’s journal will be dedicated to the memory of Michael Goldfarb, AHRC New York City’s former Executive Director.

For raffle books and more information please contact Donna Gifford at 212 780-2713 or email donna.gifford@ahrcnyc.org.

To access our Journal Ad Purchase Form, CLICK HERE.