AHRC NYC Education Staff Attend Senator Andrew Gounardes’s Kids Town Hall

by Christina Muccioli, Vice President of Education, AHRC NYC On Sunday, January 12th, Senator Andrew S. Gounardes held a Town Hall and Resource Fair at Edward B. Shallow JHS 227 in Brooklyn.  Also in attendance were AHRC NYC’s Vice President of Education, Christina Muccioli, Principal Christopher Uccellini of AHRC Middle/High School, and Matthew Schultz, the Psychologist from Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School. AHRC NYC’s elementary school and middle/high school reside…

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Celebrating the Graduates of AHRC NYC’s School-Age Programs

“Pomp and Circumstance” rang through Kings County on June 25 and June 26 as students from Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School (BBF) and AHRC Middle/High School (MHS) celebrated their graduation days. Both ceremonies were filled with emotions, music, and recognition of the great strides made by remarkable children and young adults. Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary…

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Transition News from AHRC Middle High School

written by Estefania Flores, Transition Coordinator, AHRC Middle High School Students at AHRC Middle High School are learning new professional skills every day! Here are some examples: CVS Pharmacy For the past five months, every Tuesday and Thursday, Jalyn C. has been enthusiastically working at the Fort Hamilton CVS Store.  He has a number of responsibilities there. He…

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Transition News from AHRC Middle/High School

Students at AHRC Middle/High School (MHS) are preparing for the next stages of their lives by taking internships, attending resume writing workshops, and working with college students at Pace University. Five MHS students (Michael, Alfonso, Ricardo, Nhojay, and Jasmin) have each been interviewed and accepted into the new CVS Internship Program. They all did such a fantastic job and the two interviewers at CVS…

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From Tokyo to Brooklyn: Sharing Expertise about the Developmental Disabilities Field

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, students from a Japanese university received a hands-on look at how children with disabilities learn at AHRC Middle High School, (MHS).  The visit was arranged in part by Dr. Raymond Franzem, Director of Internships. Appropriately, most of the students were undergraduates studying either special education or social work at the University of Tokyo. The…

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I Believe I Can Touch The Sky: Middle/High School Graduation

AHRC Middle/High School (MHS) held its graduation commencement ceremony on June 29, 2016. Nine students were honored for their achievements. The day featured speeches from AHRC NYC leadership, MHS staff, community leaders, and more. The graduates were Harry Burekhovich, George Duah, Ciara McDonagh, Vanessa Silva, Nicholas Weafer,Constantino Chrysostomou, Anwar Jubran, David Cisse Parris, and Travis Thomas. “If…

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Teens Take the Met

During a gorgeous spring evening on Friday, May 20th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors for an event titled Teens Take the Met, which invited teenagers across New York City to visit the museum during evening hours, to enjoy art making, performances, gallery activities, music, dancing, and more. Students were allowed into the museum for…

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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 stands, concourse, and even the outfield in the 2016 Special Needs Spartan Race. The multi-faceted obstacle course took place at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, in Flushing Meadows,…

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New York University 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. The college students, Alice Cheng, Taylor Dang, Austin Serio, Esther Phambu, Fadumo Osman, Mimi Doan, Mohammed Hossain, Bournee Huang, Margaret Arabpour and Samuel Zhu spent three days at the school, observing and helping in classrooms, the computer room, gym, art, music, and…

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