Introducing the New Principal at Howard Haber Early Learning Center

AHRC New York City’s Education Department is happy to announce that Deborah Bianco is the new Principal of Howard Haber ELC.  Debbie has worked for AHRC NYC’s Educational Services since 1992, working at the original Brooklyn Blue Feather as a Special Education teacher. She was soon promoted to the position of “Head Teacher” (Program Coordinator)…

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Introducing New Principals at Astoria Blue Feather and AHRC Middle/High School

AHRC New York City’s Education Department wants to formally recognize our two new principals for the 2019-20 school-years, Sandra Evangelista and Christopher Uccellini. Sandra has been promoted as Principal to Astoria Blue Feather Early Learning Center (ELC) in Astoria, Queens. Sandra has worked at Astoria since 2005. Initially, she was hired as a special education…

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Come One, Come All to the Howard Haber Summer Carnival!

Faculty members, children, and their families at Howard Haber Early Learning Center in the Bronx could not have dreamed of a more perfect Friday for the school’s Summer Carnival on August 9. Children with and without disabilities were entertained together with a cache of classic carnival games and activities set up by the school’s teachers and staff….

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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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Wings for All at Newark Liberty Airport

Britney Lopez would not let go of her tablet before going through security at Newark Liberty International Airport as part of AHRC New York City’s Wings for All® event. Maria Aviles, Britney’s mother, expected this would be as far as her daughter would go during a dress rehearsal for air travel on Saturday, May 18. But with…

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Delta Airlines and AHRC NYC Education Department Partner for 6th Annual Wings for Autism Airport Rehearsal Event

For the 6th consecutive year, AHRC New York City’s Educational Services collaborated with Delta Airlines, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, (PANYNJ) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to hold Wings for Autism ® at LaGuardia International Airport.  Introduced by The Arc over a decade ago, Wings for Autism ®  is an…

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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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Assemblyman Joseph Lentol Visits Francis of Paola Early Learning Center

The weather outside was frightful, but the children’s cheer inside of Francis of Paola Early Learning Center was only delightful. On December 18th, 2018, the school held its annual Winter Carnival and was paid a visit by its local Assemblyman, Joseph R. Lentol. The assemblyman came to meet with the children and staff members as well…

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Team-Building Event at Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary Brings Staff Together

Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School held its first Team-Building Day on the afternoon of November 15, 2018.  Despite the snowy weather, the event, led by John Goodson, Assistant Director of AHRC NYC’s Educational Services, was a great success.  Staff participated in four team-building activities, (Story Starters, Four Corners, Building Bridges, and Silent Tower) which were…

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