Jamel Mills uses an Augmented and Alternative Communication device to communicate his words, but his self-expression extends beyond words to Broadway performances and poetic movements.
Musical performances held at Broadway’s Jerry Orbach Theater on December 6th and 13th, 2017 delighted audiences with the talents of performers with disabilities and professional Broadway actors.
Philip Proctor and Sandra Moody of AHRC NYC presented at the CQL Biannual Conference held in Indianapolis from October 16th through October 19th, 2017.
With support from his Residential Habilitation Counselor, Luis Rodriguez is using technology to connect with his community and to learn more about his interests.
Thousands of people with disabilities and friends joined together in New York City on Sunday, July 9, 2017, to celebrate and embrace inclusion, awareness, and disability.
People participating in AHRC New York City's Day Habilitation without Walls program gathered at the Stapleton Library on Staten Island, as part of Tech Group, an ongoing effort to learn about new technologies
Self-advocates receiving services through AHRC NYC traveled to Albany to meet with their legislators, to discuss their opinions and to affect change.
Artist Cory Tyler has been making traditional artwork for all of his life. Thanks to new technologies available through AHRC NYC's ArTech, he now has a whole new medium to use when he creates.
DSPs deserve a living wage, but without support from Governor Cuomo, many of these professionals will be forced to find other work outside of the disabilities services field, leaving a void in the care of people with disabilities.
We are pleased to bring you the first ever edition of Speaking Up for What Matters a new AHRC NYC publication which highlights the efforts of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities as they speak up for themselves, define their own life goals, and engage with their communities.
Chad’ DeRoche's latest creative work is the song, Presidential Remix, a rap about President Barack Obama and the importance of elections in the United States.
During the week of March 15, 2016, AHRC Middle/High School hosted 10 student interns from New York University. They were able to gain an understanding of how the school operates and what the students do each day.
Schmitty the Weather Dog joined the children of Esther Ashkenas Central Park Early Learning Center to teach the students and staff about weather terms through sing-a-longs and other fun activities.
The various developmental disabilities councils throughout the five boroughs have been holding their legislative breakfasts over the past few weeks. Here's a roundup of the issues they discussed.
Michael Weinberg gave an impassioned speech at the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council's legislative breakfast that called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to not forget the thousands of direct support professionals as he plans to increase the state's minimum wage.
Chad DeRoche and Danielle Levine visited Albany for the NYSACRA-NYSRA Legislative Policy Forum, to speak their minds in the wake of Cuomo's refusal to increase Medicaid funding,
Appearing on WLIW's (thirteen) program, "Metro Focus" and the New York State Senate Public Hearing on Labor, Senator Diane Savino shares her concerns about the increase of minimum wage in New York state.
For 67 years, AHRC New York City has supported people in living fulfilling lives. People are telling us what they want, and we are listening.
This is the story of four people who lived in the Brooklyn Developmental Center institution and now live in AHRC New York City homes.
The song I AM, by Liz Longley, used in this video, was created through a collaboration between talented artists and parents as a means to create awareness. The video introduces viewers to people supported by AHRC NYC who are all "more than what you see".
We celebrated AHRC New York City's 65th Annual Meeting, and in doing so, spotlighted the talents and achievements of several staff members, as well as people receiving services through AHRC NYC programs. One of the people featured was Tara Fialco.
AHRC NYC's 65th Annual Meeting continued the long-standing tradition of recognizing those who carry the agency's mission forward, using their talents to make the world a better place for people with disabilities, and their families.
An art and animation exhibition was held in Brooklyn, which highlighted the work of artists with disabilities who are supported through AHRC New York City's Adult Day Services programs.
SHREDability hosted Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., who met with the workers, toured the facility, and learned more about the company. SHREDability is a sustainable, social enterprise providing secure document destruction to the Bronx and other boroughs in New York City.