Staten Island EBS Serves Up Meals in New Cooking Class

As part an eight-week course provided by AHRC NYC's Staten Island EBS, chefs-in-training learn the skills and safety necessary to become more independent in the kitchen.

April 27th, 2016|General Interest|

NYU Student Interns Visit AHRC Middle/High School

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.

April 25th, 2016|General Interest, Video|

NYC’s 2nd Annual Disability Pride Parade

SAVE THE DATE for NYC's 2nd Annual Disabilities Pride Parade, an event celebrating people with disabilities!

April 20th, 2016|Events, General Interest|

Save the Date for AHRC NYC’s 67th Annual Dinner

Save the Date for AHRC NYC's 67th Annual Dinner - Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Grand Hyatt New York

April 20th, 2016|Events|

AHRC NYC’s Second Annual Social Work Intern Luncheon

AHRC NYC held its Second Annual Social Work Intern Appreciation Luncheon, featuring heartfelt speeches and examples of the accomplishments the social work interns have made for people with disabilities.

April 20th, 2016|General Interest|

Cyril Weinberg Adult Day Center Celebrates Spring’s Arrival

People receiving services at AHRC New York City's Cyril Weinberg Adult Day Center held their annual Spring Fling Social on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Parents, AHRC NYC staff, and friends joined in for the fun!

April 19th, 2016|General Interest|

Wings for Autism Soars to New Heights in Second Year

Families and staff from AHRC New York City's schools gathered at LaGuardia Airport to participate in Wings for Autism, a program provide families with an airport rehearsal experience that allows them to practice the steps of airline travel.

April 18th, 2016|General Interest|

Sibling Matters: April 2016 Edition

Sibling Matters is a newsletter developed by the Sibling Committee of AHRC NYC for siblings of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, as a source of information for siblings

April 12th, 2016|General Interest, Publications, Sibling Matters|

Pace Disabilities Film Festival Spurs Discussion and Insight

Pace University hosted its Fourth Annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilties in Film Marathon, concluding with a panel discussion and a screening of seven of the best films from the festival.

April 11th, 2016|General Interest|

May 25, 2016: Advocacy Workshop

Join us as we explore how to assure that resources for people with disabilities remain available.

April 6th, 2016|Events, General Interest|

June 08, 2016: Transition to Adult Services Workshop

Our FREE interactive workshop will take the audience on a journey of discovery about special needs transition treasures in New York City.

April 5th, 2016|Events, General Interest|

Rivera Fund Lecture Sheds Light on Important Issues

Families, provider agencies, academics, & community members gathered at CSI to discuss funding challenges faced by residential & day programs in the field of developmental disabilities.

April 4th, 2016|General Interest|

Schmitty the Weather Dog Visits Esther Ashkenas Central Park Early Learning Center

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.

April 1st, 2016|General Interest, Video|

OPWDD-Supported Family Respite Vacations from Sprout

Sprout is pleased to announce the latest round of OPWDD-supported family respite vacations for individuals residing with family members in Manhattan.

March 25th, 2016|Events|

Roundup: New York City Developmental Disability Council News

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.

March 18th, 2016|General Interest, Video|

Appreciative Inquiry Used to Gauge Employee Opinions

Staff from AHRC NYC's Adult Day Services department recently participated in an exercise called Appreciative Inquiry, which seeks to enhance the positive aspects of a company and replicate them, rather than point out problems in an attempt to correct them.

March 18th, 2016|General Interest|

Minimum Wage Rally at Governor’s Office Draws Hundreds

On Friday, March 11, 2016, Direct Support Professionals, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who receive services, legislators, concerned parents, & members of the public gathered outside Governor Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office, to call for additional funding to pay direct care workers an increased wage.

March 18th, 2016|General Interest|

Pace University Partners with AHRC Middle/High School

Our supports utilize a person-centered framework in which people who are receiving services define what they want, and AHRC NYC staff members support them as they contribute, participate, and become valued members of the community.

March 16th, 2016|General Interest|

Weinberg Speaks at SIDDC Legislative Breakfast

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.

March 8th, 2016|General Interest, Video|

NYSARC, Inc. Holds Press Conference to Voice Key Concerns

Leadership from NYSARC, Inc., legislators, and representatives from agencies that support people with disabilities across New York State held a press conference urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to include Direct Support Professionals in his plans to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour.

March 7th, 2016|General Interest|

Peer to Peer: AHRC Middle/High School Students Make New Friends at Poly Prep Academy

AHRC NYC's Peer-to-Peer Friendships program provides high school students with opportunities to form one-to-one friendships with students with disabilities.

March 1st, 2016|General Interest|

AHRC New York City Foundation Hosts the 36th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner

On the evening of Tuesday, February 9, 2016, attendees of the 36th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner joined together at the Grand Hyatt Hotel to pay tribute to this year's honorees, as well as to support the efforts of the AHRC New York City Foundation.

February 29th, 2016|General Interest|

Pace University Hosts Music Event to Provide Entertainment and Opportunities for Self-Expression

On Tuesday February 9, 2016, people receiving services through AHRC New York City's Adult Day Services programs delighted audiences with musical performances at Music Jam, an event hosted by Pace University.

February 24th, 2016|General Interest|

Self-Advocates Express Concerns with State Officials

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,

February 22nd, 2016|General Interest, Video|

Art Collaboration Culminates in Queens Museum Reception and Exhibition

Artists supported by AHRC NYC celebrated the first year of AHRC NYC's partnership with the ArtAccess program of the Queens Museum's Education Department.

February 16th, 2016|General Interest|
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