AHRC New York City



Finding Out What Your Loved One Wants So That He Or She Can Have The Best Possible Life

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6pm-8pm

AHRC’s Middle High School – 1201 66th Street Brooklyn, NY 11219

Presenters:  Sandra Moody, Corporate Director of Quality Improvement & Outcomes Naida Urena, Corporate Quality Improvement Specialist; AHRC New York City

Personal outcome measures, person centered planning, self-direction and CQL are terms that will soon have a direct impact on the services your loved one with a developmental disability receives. It is important that you understand what they mean and how they will impact services.

To ensure that your loved one receives the kinds of supports they desire and need AHRC New York City has developed a Quality Improvement Department to guide the organization in CQL (Council on Quality & Leadership) methods. These methods have been developed over decades and AHRC is currently using them to assess what the people we serve want and
how they define quality in their lives. Join this important discussion that will explain some of the changes happening in the field, and how AHRC New York City intends to assist your loved one in receiving services of the highest quality.

Directions: N Train to Fort Hamilton Parkway or D Train to 62nd Street


To Register CLICK HERE.


E-mail – jennifer.amendola@ahrcnyc.org or donna.gifford@ahrcnyc.org


call Jennifer – 212-895-3446 or Donna at 212-780-2713



Programs and Services that Bring Relief to Parents of Children with Special Needs

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6pm-8pm

AHRC’s SI Employment & Business Services

25 Victory Blvd., 2nd Fl.
Staten Island, NY 10301

Presenters: Gary Shulman, MS, Ed.; Special Needs Consultant
Life can be stressful when your child has a special need or disability. This interactive workshop will look at the various support services out there to bring you some needed relief. There are many programs, services, systems and strategies that will help you maximize the strengths, skills and talents of your child while helping with their special needs. Intervention programs, social skills groups, parent support groups, benefits and entitlements, laws that protect your rights, respite services, special developmental clinics, sources of sensory stimulation and much more will be explored. The goal of this workshop is to provide you with information, motivation and inspiration.
Directions: S74 to Bay Street/Victory Boulevard


To Register CLICK HERE.


E-mail – jennifer.amendola@ahrcnyc.org or donna.gifford@ahrcnyc.org


call Jennifer – 212-895-3446 or Donna at 212-780-2713






Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6-8pm

AHRC’s Main Office, Penthouse

83 Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038

Presenter: Dr. Robert Joseph, Sexuality Consultant, Licensed Psychologist

Sexuality has emerged as a key component in treatment planning and the provision of therapy for people with developmental disabilities. Dr. Joseph’s talk will present a thoughtful and experienced approach to understanding what you need to know to enhance your adolescent or adult child’s life and to help ensure that they are safe from harm. It is a cautionary tale about what may happen if one ignores this undeniable aspect of a person’s life.

Directions: S74 to Bay Street/Victory Boulevard


To Register CLICK HERE.


E-mail – jennifer.amendola@ahrcnyc.org or donna.gifford@ahrcnyc.org


call Jennifer – 212-895-3446 or Donna at 212-780-2713

Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film



Monday, March 31, 2013, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts,

Pace University

3 Spruce Street (William Street),

in Lower Manhattan, New York City

The Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film: International Film Festival & Discussion Panel is the second annual film festival at Pace University in New York City, depicting individuals with disabilities in the media.  The festival focuses on individuals with disabilities expressing dreams and hopes to be contributing members of society like other individuals without disabilities.  The festival highlights largely short documentary and narrative films from leading domestic and international film festivals, respecting the autonomy and the empowerment of people with disabilities.  The festival includes a distinguished panel of expert practitioners on the advocacy of disability rights in society, who will be discussing the challenges and the opportunities highlighted in each of the films, and the festival invites engagement of guests interacting with members of the panel.  The program will be beneficial to community advocates, to faculty, staff and students of Pace University and to those of other universities in the city, and to members of the public, who are interested in learning about the growing movement for disability rights, in an especially positive and powerful setting.

The Film Festival & Discussion Panel is sponsored through the Dean of Students and the outreach programs of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems of Pace University, in partnership with AHRC New York City, an organization for helping individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

The Festival is free and open to the public.


RSPV to Darinka Vlahek at 212 513-7489 or email  at Darinka.Vlahek@ahrcnyc.org.

Save the Date: AHRC New York Citys 65th Annual Dinner





Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

at the Grand Hyatt New York

It is a Night to Celebrate Our Families

& the Individuals We Support!

Honorees to be Announced

We want to encourage families of the people we serve 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.

Please support us by selling raffles, soliciting journal ads and buying tickets.

For more information please contact Donna Gifford at 212-780-2713

or Donna.Gifford@ahrcnyc.org

A formal invitation will be sent at a later date.

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