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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Teen Metropolitan Museum Event

Teens from the five boroughs were invited to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 16, 2015, to explore both the museum and a range of interactive art exhibits that had been positioned around the museum where teens could create their own art.  Over 2500 teens attended. A big thank you to Marie Clapot, Assistant…

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What are Autism Spectrum Disorders?

The term autism spectrum disorders or (autism) refers to a group of pervasive developmental disorders that typically emerge before age of 3. People with ASD tend to have social-communication deficits, including responding inappropriately during conversations, not recognizing nonverbal expressions and body language, and having difficulty starting and sustaining friendships that are age-appropriate.  Individuals with autism…

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