Wallie Hawkins's indomitable spirit shined through when he returned to AHRC NYC's Munson residence after he battled and recovered from COVID-19.
Among a gallery of photos celebrating essential workers who are on the front lines of Staten Island's COVID-19 response are the staff of AHRC NYC's Lander residence.
Families are craving connections with their loved ones now more than ever. With Valerie living in Long Island and unable to visit her sister at the AHRC NYC residence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff members have found a solution until the sisters can be together in person again.
Published via Newsday is a message from NYS Senator, Charles Schumer, arguing that the Heroes Fund legislation must be included in the next round of emergency relief in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has devastated residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the state , as well as the essential workers who support them.
COVID-19 has disrupted the arrangements that have helped the vulnerable New Yorkers enrolled in guardianship programs achieve a semblance of a normal life.
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and parents who care for Staten Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities are facing unique challenges providing services and caring for some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents.