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.
Barclays Center management staff’s encouragement, patience, & understanding helped AHRC NYC workers to learn the skills that ensure success in the workforce.
Pilar Jones, Program Director at AHRC New York City’s Employment and Business Services-Brooklyn, provided this personal reflection on her heritage.
Jessica Taveras, Marketing Database Coordinator with AHRC NYC's Public Information Department, explains what Dominican heritage means to her.
Artist, Jayson Valles’ Hispanic heritage is ever-present in his art, which he has been creating for nearly all of his 37 years living in Puerto Rico and the Bronx.
Edwin Rodriguez, Community Support Supervisor shares reflections about his Puerto Rican and Spanish heritage.
We congratulate Blanca Ortiz, AHRC NYC's Field Supervisor, In-Home Supports, who received the Latin Impact Award
Providers that support people with I/DD have been plagued with a chronic shortage of DSPs. AHRC NYC, which operates several residences in Queens, is holding job fairs to attract new direct support staff.
Read the interview with Laura McCabe, BCBA, Coordinator at AHRC Middle High School, published by Autism Spectrum News.
Creative Opportunities Promoting Equality New York City (COPE NYC) hosted Michela Martello and The Third Eye Residency Project, a collaborative community framework with the artists supported at AHRC NYC, leading to placement in an art exhibition focused on inclusivity.
AHRC New York City and Chapters of the Arc New York will host a statewide job fair to alleviate the severe shortage of staff supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Luisa Frias and Jouan Pepin are just two of the many incredible staff members of AHRC New York City’s Home Care Services. They have taken different routes before finding a rewarding career at AHRC NYC.
For Joanna Cleary and Chloe Antcliff, another summer without Camp Anne was unthinkable.
Joan Eliam admitted that she had trepidation about working in a residence after more than three decades working in day habilitation, most recently at Norfolk Day Habilitation on the Lower East Side.
Teaching comes naturally to Blanca Rodriguez, a Rehabilitation Home Care Counselor with AHRC New York City’s Home Care Services. She enjoys working with people with disabilities and teaching them new skills.
Vanessa Miranda overcame initial anxiety about working with people with disabilities to become an exemplary employee with Residential Services.
A desire to help others brought him to AHRC New York City, but it was fate that brought Yusaf Gussine-Thomas, Job Coach, back to Fort Totten in Queens.
Venus Santiago revels in being fulfilled by her daily work. “I can’t express how blessed I am to wake up every day and say I love my job."
Theresa began working at AHRC NYC more than 13 years ago and has been a full-time member of the staff for over a decade. She is perfectly suited for this type of work.
Marc Ramos began working in an AHRC NYC residence during the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the principles of positivity with him.
Janice Bartley shares her thoughts on love, intimacy, and marriage equality for couples with developmental disabilities as she reflects on her story, “Italian Stallion,” published eleven years ago via The Moth about the thrill and complications of first love.
As part of the Project SHINE initiative, two self-advocates supported by AHRC New York City programs in Brooklyn spoke candidly about their experiences with sexual health and education.