We want to assure you that we at AHRC NYC are staying informed and are in touch with the NYC and State Departments of Health and the CDC, and are following their recommendations about the Coronavirus.
Over the past few months, AHRC New York City’s Administrative Services Department has coordinated the orders for and purchased hard-to-find PPE supplies.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adult Day Services staff members have been working in AHRC NYC residences to provide essential support to people who live there and to assist those that take care of them.
In September, AHRC NYC will open it's newest school, the Staten Island Preparatory School for school-age and preschool students with autism and other disabilities, as reported on silive.com.
As essential organizations move toward reopening, some organizations are building flexibility into their plans, anticipating resurgences of the virus, as reported in this article from New York Nonprofit Media.
ASN: Displaying Courage, AHRC NYC Staff Support People with I/DD in Group Homes and Remotely with Technology
Via Autism Spectrum News comes an article, written by AHRC NYC's CEO, Marco Damiani, which details our organization's response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
From ourtownny.com comes an article about the front line staff who have been with COVID-19 in group homes for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities., including a story about the staff and residents of AHRC NYC's Greenberg and Pembrooke residences.
The Pomegranate Award is awarded to staff members that embody the principles of The Pomegranates and whose work and philosophical orientation celebrate and uphold Katerina Chatzistyli’s legacy.
Residential Services staff members across the city have exhibited courage, grace, and kindness as they support hundreds of people with I/DD during the COVID-19 crisis.
AHRC NYC is thrilled to partner with StationMD and Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State during this most critical time for telehealth and telemedicine services.
Groups from Rhode Island and Florida such as Operation Christmas Child have worked to deliver homemade travel masks for Direct Support Professionals, and members of the AHRC NYC family who are based in other states have used their connections to create PPE for AHRC NYC staff.
AHRC NYC Telehealth Program Is Perfectly Timed: Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS Grant Paves the Way
A timely telehealth grant is providing hundreds of vulnerable New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) with access to an emergency room doctor from an AHRC New York City group residence amid the Coronavirus outbreak, without the stress of having to go to a hospital or urgent care and risk exposure.
AHRC New York City’s CEO Marco Damiani Appointed to Mayor’s Sector Advisory Council on Public Health and Healthcare
We are pleased to announce that AHRC New York City’s CEO Marco Damiani has been appointed to the Mayor's Sector Advisory Council on Public Health and Healthcare.
The New York Times memorialized 5 extraordinary New Yorkers who have passed away from COVID-19, including Marianne Herlihy, who lived at AHRC NYC's Fineson House.
Hudson River Services teams are on the frontline, fighting the pandemic, working side-by-side with emergency responders to make sure they are equipped and ready to do their work.
silive.com: Sam lives in a Staten Island group home. In a pandemic, no visits allowed. Here’s how her parents cope.
While the outbreak of the coronavirus has affected the entire world, individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities have been especially affected.
The lights may be down on Broadway, but the stars of AHRC NYC’s Our Broadway continue to shine!
Autism Spectrum News: Providing Menstrual Care Instruction to Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Included in the Spring 2020 edition of Autism Spectrum news is an article by Mary Donahue, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA and Lisa Barzotto, MS, BCBA, LBA of AHRC New York City, providing a multifaceted approach to menstrual care instruction, addressing both knowledge and skill acquisition.
Wallie Hawkins's indomitable spirit shined through when he returned to AHRC NYC's Munson residence after he battled and recovered from COVID-19.
Among a gallery of photos celebrating essential workers who are on the front lines of Staten Island's COVID-19 response are the staff of AHRC NYC's Lander residence.
Families are craving connections with their loved ones now more than ever. With Valerie living in Long Island and unable to visit her sister at the AHRC NYC residence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff members have found a solution until the sisters can be together in person again.
Published via Newsday is a message from NYS Senator, Charles Schumer, arguing that the Heroes Fund legislation must be included in the next round of emergency relief in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has devastated residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the state , as well as the essential workers who support them.
COVID-19 has disrupted the arrangements that have helped the vulnerable New Yorkers enrolled in guardianship programs achieve a semblance of a normal life.
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and parents who care for Staten Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities are facing unique challenges providing services and caring for some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents.
COVID-19 has taken the lives of group home staff members, leaving behind heartbroken colleagues who still report to work every day, even as they deal with their own grief. This article from the Queens Daily Eagle shares the stories and heroic efforts of AHRC NYC's Residential Services staff as they care for their residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
AHRC NYC is proud to work with dozens of volunteers in a multitude of disciplines throughout the year. These dedicated volunteers have continued to support people with developmental disabilities in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Here are some of their stories.