The 40th Anniversary Thurman Munson Awards Dinner supporting the AHRC New York City Foundation brought together world-class athletes, sports and local media figures, New York City business leaders, and people supported by and employed by AHRC NYC in a night dedicated to the memory of one the city’s most legendary sportsmen.
News 12 Brooklyn broadcast a story about a new accessibility project underway at the Jay Street-MetroTech subway station in downtown Brooklyn, for travelers of all abilities. Self-advocates supported by AHRC NYC toured the station, providing their impressions.
The Winter 2020 edition of Autism Spectrum News (page 27) contains an article about Pace University's outreach program with the AHRC Middle / High School, (MHS) in which Pace students mentor MHS students with ASD to create personalized projects related to geography using virtual reality sites on the internet.
In October, MTA New York City Transit launched a pilot Accessible Station Lab at the busy Jay Street-Metrotech station in downtown Brooklyn. NYCT staff are evaluating public feedback from travelers who are using the station's "living lab" to see its potential to make subway stations more accessible for riders of all abilities.
The Winter 2020 edition of Autism Spectrum News (page 17) contains a special announcement about AHRC New York City's CEO, Marco Damiani, who is among the list of four prominent leaders who will be honored at Mental Health News Education, Inc.'s Leadership Awards Reception in June, at the NYU Kimmel Center.
The Winter 2020 edition of Autism Spectrum News (page 10) includes an article by AHRC New York City's Technology Deployment Specialist/Trainer, Charles Umaña, who works with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to use new technologies to achieve their own chosen goals.
Our partners at CUNY look back at the dark history of Staten Island’s Willowbrook State School, and show how the College of Staten Island has reversed that shameful legacy to now honor people with disabilities.
Partnership for Inclusive Internships, a joint effort between the Department of Social Services (DSS) and AHRC New York City, provides internship opportunities to people with physical disabilities, mental illness, and autism, tailoring to specific needs and skills.
Salesforce, a company that employs workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities, interviews AHRC New York City's CEO, Marco Damiani and Shauna Lozada, Marketing Director for AHRC NYC’s Employment and Business Services department, discussing workplace accessibility and the positive results that employees with disabilities have gained through employment.
Bronx News 12 broadcast a story about the artists of AHRC NYC's Artech Collective, who are preparing to display their creative works at The Other Art Fair, the prestigious independent artist showcase, returning for its Fall edition from November 7th through the 11th at the Brooklyn Expo Center.
The Canarsie Courier has published an article about New York State Senator Andrew Gounardes's recent visit to AHRC New York City's Brooklyn Blue Feather Elelmentary School, to meet with teachers, students, and parents.
The Fall 2019 edition of Autism Spectrum News features an article written by Lynn Berman, Media Consultant for AHRC New York City, about a partnership between AHRC New York City and Salesforce that provides meaningful work to adults on the autism spectrum.
The Staten Island Advance has announced an upcoming art exhibition in an article about the artist, Joe DeCandido, a graduate of AHRC NYC’s Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program at the College of Staten Island. His college experience provided opportunities for Joe to make the most of his artistic talents.
A NY Post article extols the benefits that companies can reap when they employ people with disabilities, and includes the story of Jimmy Leahy, who has thrived in his position as a janitor for AHRC NYC's Hudson River Services.
The August 2019 New York Restoration Project Newsletter features an article about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's recent tour of community gardens in the Bronx. AHRC New York City's Howie Stone Adult Day Center was among the Gardens for the City projects that she visited.
We are proud to share this profile of AHRC New York City's Chief Executive Officer, Marco R. Damiani, which was recently published on americanhealthcareleader.com, entitled "Marco Damiani Works on Behalf of All Patients."
Huffpost.com has published a story about Asante Breland and Miguel Mondesir, two of 75 people with I/DD who found employment at Barclays Center through AHRC New York City's Employment and Business Services.
The Summer 2019 edition of Autism Spectrum News features an article written by Lynn Berman, Media Consultant for AHRC New York City, about a program that helps families of children and young adults with autism to practice the steps of airline travel.