We are proud to announce the publication of the AHRC New York City CHRONICLE, Spring 2015 edition!
This edition offers the latest news from AHRC NYC, and also includes updates about the latest developments in legislation affecting the field of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We have some brand new news to celebrate, including our new mission statement, our One-for-One volunteering program that benefits people who live in our residences, and a new technology initiative that is preparing people with disabilities to connect with their communities in a whole new way.
We also take this opportunity to remember, with an article about the landmark healthcare legislation that spawned Medicaid and Medicare, and an article marking the passing of Al Agovino, whose commitment helped many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to get through difficult trials in their lives.
Learn how AHRC NYC’s high school and college programs are helping young adults to prepare for careers, and how our supported employment programs are connecting adults with jobs. We also share a special story about what self-advocacy has meant in the lives of five young adults who recently traveled to Albany to speak up about issues that are important to them.
This edition also includes special messages from Laura J. Kennedy, President of the AHRC NYC Board of Directors, and our Executive Director, Gary Lind.