AHRC New York City


The World of Psychiatric Meds

AHRC New York City’s Family Education Series

How Psychiatric Medications Work and What They Do

Psychiatric medications have multiplied in number and in their indicated uses over the last 50 years.  With these increases, talking about them clearly, and making thoughtful decisions with your prescriber has become increasingly difficult.  This workshop is designed to help you gain a better understanding of psychiatric medications, what they do, how they do it, and why they are prescribed. Taken from the point of view of a typical office visit, we will walk through different psychiatric symptoms, how a prescriber decides whether or not medications will be helpful, how the most appropriate medication is selected, and what they do to prevent side effects.  Rather than focusing on each individual medication, we will discuss how to think about them.


Presenter:  Dr. Ernesto Gonzalez, M.D. Access Community Health Center


Wednesday March 25, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT



AHRC New York City headquarters, Penthouse
83 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038


To Register for this event, please Click Here.


If you have specific questions about this event, please contact:

jennifer.amendola@ahrcnyc.org  (212) 895-3446, or

donna.gifford@ahrcnyc.org (212) 780-2713

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.

7th Annual Celebration of Siblings

The AHRC New York City Sibling Committee invites you to the




Monday, March 9, 2015

 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

at India House (formerly Bayards)


…an evening to benefit AHRC New York City’s Sibling Services

Join the AHRC New York City Sibling Committee and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and raffles.


TICKET PRICE: $50.00 per person


INDIA HOUSE – 212 269-2323
One Hanover Square, NYC 10004
Between Stone and Pearl Streets


Parking is available near India House at

South William Street Parking 212 269-5056

14-26 South William Street NYC


By Subway: 2 or 3 to Wall Street or Bowling Green, R to
Whitehall St/South Ferry

Please call 212 780-2592 or email Annette.Spallino@ahrcnyc.org to RSVP by March 3, 2015.

To purchase tickets online, please select the number of tickets you choose and then click the PAY NOW button below:

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If you cannot attend this celebration, but you want to make a donation to support siblings of people with disabilities, please click the DONATE button below:

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