Fire Damage at AHRC NYC’s Katy Isaacson Elaine Gordon Lodge – No One Hurt

There was an unfortunate fire in the administrative building of AHRC NYC's Lodge, upstate. Luckily camp is not in session and nobody was hurt. Although damage did occur, we do not anticipate any disruption to this summer's camp sessions.

May 21st, 2016|General Interest|

Chad DeRoche Releases Music Video for “Presidential Remix”

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.

May 18th, 2016|General Interest, Video|

Adil Sanai Receives Pace University’s Elevator Pitch Contest Award

Pace University held its 12th Annual Pace Pitch Contest on Thursday, April 14th. Among the winners of the contest was Adil Sanai. Adil is a part of Pace University's Inclusion program, and a participant in AHRC NYC's Day Hab Without Walls Program.

May 9th, 2016|General Interest|

May 25, 2016: Advocacy Workshop

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

May 5th, 2016|Events, General Interest|

Stay the Course: Traversing the Special Spartan Race at Citi Field

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, people receiving services through AHRC NYC programs, families, and staff from all across the five boroughs took to the Citi Field stands, concourse, and even the outfield in the 2016 Special Needs Spartan Race.

May 3rd, 2016|General Interest|

Brooklyn Self-Advocates Convene at Bush Terminal

Comfort Madison designed her PowerPoint presentation to provide an orientation for new self-advocacy recruits, and rehearsed in front of other self-advocate leaders in order to gather valuable feedback.

May 3rd, 2016|General Interest|

Preparing Law School Students to Support People with Disabilities

Alfred Ha volunteers at Brooklyn Law School, teaching law students to assist people with disabilities.

May 2nd, 2016|General Interest|

Rhapsody in Color: Celebrating the Creative Works of Artist, Howie Stone

Despite having physical challenges, Howie Stone lead a colorful life, producing artwork that continues to inspire. Howie's ability to connect with people through creative expression was recently celebrated as part of an exhibit entitled Rhapsody in Color.

April 29th, 2016|General Interest|

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|

The College of Staten Island’s Geraldo Rivera Fund Lecture Series Continues

The College of Staten Island's Geraldo Rivera Fund lecture series continued on Wednesday, April 20th.

April 20th, 2016|General Interest|

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|

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|

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|
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