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|

March On for Brain Injury

Please join us on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to walk, connect and bring awareness to the brain injury community.

August 22nd, 2016|Events, 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|

IAC Holds City Hall Rally in Support of Direct Support Professionals

People with concerns about funding for workers who provide direct support to people with disabilites gathered at Manhattan's City Hall to demand fair wages and increased government support for direct care workers.

August 9th, 2016|General Interest|

Students from Japan Visit AHRC NYC’s Bronx Programs for Adults

Students from Tokyo University of Social Welfare visited four AHRC NYC Adult Day Services programs in the Bronx on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

August 8th, 2016|General Interest|

Cyril Weinberg Artists Use Recycled Materials in New Exhibit

Long Island City's Materials for the Arts displays exhibition of artwork by artists from Cyril Weinberg ADC, through August 2016.

August 8th, 2016|General Interest|

New York City’s 2016 Disability Pride Parade

Hundreds of people attended the 2016 Disability Pride Parade on Sunday, July 10th. Despite the summer heat, the crowd, representing the full range of New York's disability community, was out in force!

August 5th, 2016|General Interest|

Our Magic Carpet: How An AHRC NYC Mentor Impacted A Family

We are proud to share this touching story of how one person can make a huge difference in so many lives, written by Steve Appel, whose daughter Nicole receives supports from AHRC New York City.

July 19th, 2016|General Interest|

Event in SoHo Fosters Employment for People with Disabilities

In late June, AHRC NYC's Employment and Business Services welcomed its prospective and current employment partners to a networking event, discussing the many advantages that businesses can gain by employing people with disabilities.

July 18th, 2016|General Interest|

Kings Highway Donates Birdhouses To Brooklyn Botanic Garden

People receiving services from AHRC NYC's Kings Highway Adult Day Center donated two birdhouses to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The small structures will be placed in the educational Discovery Garden.

July 18th, 2016|General Interest|

I Believe I Can Touch The Sky: Middle/High School Graduation

AHRC Middle/High School held its graduation commencement ceremony on June 29, 2016. Nine students were honored for their achievements, and the day featured speeches from AHRC NYC leadership, MHS staff, community leaders, and more.

July 18th, 2016|General Interest|

AHRC NYC Staff Discuss Ways to Help People with Disabilities to Speak Up for What Matters to Them

AHRC NYC staff from programs across the city gathered for a Self-Advocacy Advisor Workshop, to discuss ways to empower people with disabilities to speak up for the things that matter to them and how to improve self-advocacy groups going forward.

July 12th, 2016|General Interest|

Self-Advocates Gather for AHRC NYC’s Summer Summit

Self-advocates from AHRC NYC's Adult Day Services programs convened to discuss important issues affecting their daily lives, and to vote on the design of the official AHRC NYC Disability Pride Parade T-shirts for 2016.

June 27th, 2016|General Interest|

Council on Quality and Leadership Conducts 18-Month Check-In at AHRC NYC

In April, AHRC NYC’s leadership staff checked in with the Council on Quality and Leadership to assess the current status of AHRC NYC’s CQL-related initiatives, 18 months after receiving accreditation.

June 22nd, 2016|General Interest|

What’s In A Name: The Blue Feather Schools

What does the name, "Blue Feather" mean, and how did these names come to be associated with AHRC NYC's schools?

June 20th, 2016|General Interest|

Girl Scout and Boy Scout Receive Rare Awards for their Work at Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary

AHRC New York City is proud to congratulate two young adults as they receive accolades for their work at Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School.

June 17th, 2016|General Interest|

AHRC NYC’s 67th Annual Meeting

AHRC New York City's 67th Annual Meeting celebrates staff, community partners, and people supported through AHRC NYC's programs.

June 16th, 2016|General Interest|

Annual Report for the Year Ending June 30, 2015: Our Grassroots

We are proud to announce the publication of Our Grassroots, AHRC New York City’s Annual Report for the Year Ending June 30, 2015.

June 15th, 2016|Annual Report, General Interest|

BMCC and AHRC NYC Commemorate First Year of Riggio Program Partnership

AHRC NYC and the Borough of Manhattan Community College recently celebrated the end of their first year of partnership.

June 15th, 2016|General Interest|

Students of AHRC NYC’s College Programs Hold Film Festival

On April 29, 2016, students from AHRC NCY's college programs gathered to participate in a film festival held at the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. in Park Slope.

June 15th, 2016|General Interest|

Without Walls and Super Saturdays Programs Collaborate for Musical Extravaganza

Actors and staff from multiple AHRC New York City programs gathered in midtown Manhattan to perform their musical, CinderElliot in Las Vegas.

June 13th, 2016|General Interest|
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