November 16th Topic: Benefits & Entitlements

There are governmental and non-governmental supports, services, benefits and entitlements that may help you and your loved one with a developmental disability. This workshop will help you discover what is available and how you can access these supports.

October 26th, 2016|Events, General Interest|

NYC FAIR Novemebr 2nd Meeting: Family Advocacy Information Resource

Join Us at IAC on Wednesday, November 2nd, 6;00 pm to 8:00 pm, for an important meeting of the NYC FAIR

October 24th, 2016|Events, General Interest|

November 3rd Topic: Advocacy in a Digital World

Join Us for a FREE Family Education Series Workshop Dive into the importance of navigating key social platforms like Twitter and Facebook, particularly for disability and advocacy discussions.

October 11th, 2016|Events, General Interest|

AHRC New York City Partners with Core Solutions to Develop Electronic Health Record

AHRC New York City Partners with Core Solutions in Groundbreaking Project to Develop an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Platform Built with the Newest Technologies to Better Support People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

October 11th, 2016|General Interest|

Sibling Matters: October 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.

October 6th, 2016|General Interest, Publications, Sibling Matters|

Dr. Franzem Receives Award For New Community Partnership

Dr. Raymond Franzem, Director of Internships, AHRC NYC recognized an opportunity to create a connection with Helen Keller Services for the Blind. Now, a person with visual and hearing impairments, whom already has a master's degree, is an intern at Brooklyn EBS, assisting with human resources.

September 30th, 2016|General Interest|

Turning the Page: AHRC NYC Book Clubs

People supported through AHRC NYC programs are meeting for book clubs all over the city, bolstering their reading skills, and making new friends.

September 28th, 2016|General Interest|

Howie Stone ADC and Bronx TBI Celebrate Direct Support Professional Appreciation Week

On September 16th, the staff of the Howie Stone Adult Day Center and Bronx TBI gathered in order to celebrate Direct Support Professional Appreciation Week.

September 27th, 2016|General Interest|

Expressing the Inner-Self through Mandala

The lobby of AHRC New York City Headquarters is currently adorned with an exhibition of artwork recently created by people receiving services through EBS Brooklyn.

September 26th, 2016|General Interest|

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|

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 William Caballero

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|
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