AHRC NYC provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us and provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, including qualified interpreters and information written in other languages.
On October 23, Marco Damiani, CEO of AHRC NYC, was one of 4 NYC IDD services Leaders who participated in a small roundtable discussion with NYC Mayoral Candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Mr. Adams was highly engaged & showed good awareness of the needs of people with IDD, their families & providers, & committed to working with all stakeholders. In addition, he asked for the group to provide him top-level issues and recommendations.
OPWDD shared an article about the employment of people with developmental disabilities at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, supported by AHRC NYC Job Coaches to make sure the workers understand their jobs and to offer any assistance they may need.
Jason Conover shares his experience running prevention education group programming to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through the lens of the creative arts therapies and as a certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor, he uses his years of clinical experience and interest in sexual health equity to help inform his contributions to Project SHINE as an advisory board member.