College of Staten Island Breaks Ground on The Willowbrook Mile

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, guests including public officials, state office representatives, provider agency representatives, community members, and families joined together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Willowbrook Mile, in a ceremony held on the campus of the College of Staten Island.

September 23rd, 2016|General Interest|

Barking in Bushwick: Wendy M. Siegel Center’s Dog-Walking Partnership

For people receiving services and staff at Wendy M. Siegel Adult Day Center, each Friday is a chance to learn and bond with canine companions.

September 23rd, 2016|General Interest|

Recognizing Excellence: Fall 2016 Edition

We are pleased to present Recognizing Excellence, an AHRC NYC publication celebrating the vital work of Direct Support Professionals.

September 23rd, 2016|General Interest, Publications, Recognizing Excellence|

Without Walls Winners: Staff and Supervisors Recognize Each Other

On Thursday, September 8th, AHRC NYC's Direct Support workers from Day Hab Without Walls gathered to celebrate Direct Support Professionals Appreciation Week.

September 23rd, 2016|General Interest|

From Harlem with Love: Tisa French-King

Community Support Professional, Tisa French-King supports people to connect and contribute in their home community through Urban Innovations and Job Path.

September 22nd, 2016|General Interest|

Award-Winning Worker: Kelly Anderson

Kelly Anderson’s job has taken her all around the New York metro area. Summer trips to Coney Island, fall excursions to Times Square, and shopping adventures to Long Island and New Jersey are nothing out of the ordinary for her and the residents of Lander IRA that she supports.

September 22nd, 2016|General Interest|

Striking a Balance: Fidelia Telfort

Beginning over a year-and-a-half ago, Fidelia joined AHRC NYC as a Community Habilitation Counselor. In this position, she is responsible for improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities in their own homes.

September 21st, 2016|General Interest|

“I’m Here 24/7 For Them”: Crystal Mars

For Crystal Mars, being a Job Coach is more than just her occupation. It’s a way to improve not only the lives of the people she supports, but also to teach her new skills every day.

September 20th, 2016|General Interest|

The Mentors: David Alvanes and Manual Avila Torres

Mentors appear in every person’s life. For students in the Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program, two people who embody the definition of this word are David Alvanes and Manual (Manny) Avila Torres.

September 19th, 2016|General Interest|

October 19th Topic: Sexuality and Sexual Maturity

This workshop addresses the complex and challenging domain of sexual maturation in people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

September 19th, 2016|Events, General Interest|

The Arc Hosts Informational Webinars for Families, September 2016 through April 2017

The Arc will be hosting six free informational webinars for families of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, on topical issues from September 2016 through April 2017.

September 13th, 2016|Events, General Interest|

Job Connection Center Visits Coney Island

Job Connection Center Clubhouse member, Jalicka Volcy writes about the group's visit to Coney Island.

September 12th, 2016|General Interest|

Your Vote Counts!

On Tuesday, November 8th, every seat in the New York State Legislature will be up for election. It is vital that each of us vote and consider the position of candidates on the issues that are important to us.

September 9th, 2016|General Interest|

Representing Urban Innovations in Baltimore

Daseana Almond and Chris Kelly, of AHRC New York City's Betty Pendler New York League Program C recently attended and presented at a conference in Baltimore, Maryland, part of a group that represented Urban Innovations at the Reinventing Quality Conference.

September 9th, 2016|General Interest|

Brooklyn Day Hab Showcases Summer Flavors at NURTUREart

Artists from AHRC New York City's Brooklyn Day Habilitation exhibited their creative work at NURTUREart, a gallery in Bushwick, from August 18th through August 26, 2016.

September 8th, 2016|General Interest|

AHRC NYC’s Employment and Business Services Begins New Career Training Program

AHRC NYC's Employment and Business Services has been awarded three new contracts, funded by DYCD, including a new program called Careers in Environmental Services.

September 8th, 2016|General Interest|

Music and Puerto Rico Inspire Kings Highway Artist

William Caballero's creative work was celebrated during an artist reception event held in the lobby of AHRC New York City Headquarters on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

September 7th, 2016|General Interest|

Workers with Disabilities Offer Loyal, Dedicated, Hard-Working Employees for New York Businesses

Representatives from a variety of companies gathered at AHRC New York City Headquarters to hear firsthand accounts of how employing people with disabilities can be beneficial to their businesses.

September 7th, 2016|General Interest|

Dorothy and Michael Styler Center Acknowledges the Important Work of Travel Trainers

A celebration was held on Friday, August 19, 2016 to show appreciation for the many dedicated trainers and other staff for the successful travel training of 62 people with disabilities, following a location change for one of AHRC NYC's adult day centers.

September 6th, 2016|General Interest|

JCC Making Community Connections

Self-Advocate and Job Connection Center Clubhouse (JCC) member Tiesha Jenkins writes about her club's visit to the Sky Light Center, a community-based psychiatric and substance-use rehab facility in Staten Island.

August 23rd, 2016|General Interest|

Celebrating 26 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 24, 2016, local residents and AHRC NYC staff joined in a celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, in Chinatown.

August 22nd, 2016|General Interest|

Rating Accessibility: Creating an App to Help People with Disabilities as They Travel

Paul Scherzinger is speaking up about transportation issues for people with mobility impairments. He would like to create an accessible rating system to be used by people with disabilities as they travel throughout New York City.

August 12th, 2016|General Interest|

Pride by Design: Jabriel Perez Creates Artwork to Celebrate People with Disabilities

As attendees gathered to check-in at the Disability Pride Parade, AHRC NYC staff asked them for their shirt sizes, and provided each person with a free T-shirt to wear during the parade. The light grey shirts were decorated with a design that was created specifically for the event by artist, Jabriel Perez.

August 12th, 2016|General Interest|

Learning to ‘Survive in this Real World’

"I have all the credentials and qualifications to be a good office administrator," says Danielle Levine, but the diploma she earned is often not accepted by employers. She feels this is unfair, and she's willing to fight to show that she can do a great job.

August 11th, 2016|General Interest|

Speaking Up for What Matters: Summer 2016 Edition

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.

August 10th, 2016|General Interest, Publications, Speaking Up, Video|
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