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|

AHRC New York City’s 67th Annual Dinner

AHRC New York City's 67th Annual Dinner took place on Saturday, May 14th, at the Grand Hyatt New York in midtown Manhattan.

June 10th, 2016|General Interest|

Talking Tech: Improving the Application of Technology to Support People with Disabilties

AHRC New York City's Adult Day Services Technology Group recently gathered to discuss the ways in which our organization utilizes technological devices to positively impact the lives of adults with disabilities.

June 9th, 2016|General Interest|

Teens Take the Met

On Friday, May 20th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors to teenagers across the city, including the students of AHRC New York City's School-Age programs.

June 9th, 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|

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|
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