The AHRC New York City Foundation was created in 1995 to raise funds for, and make grants to, programs in New York City that benefit people with developmental disabilities, including those of AHRC New York City.
The AHRC New York City Foundation raises funds exclusively from private philanthropic sources. It makes grants to meet needs that cannot be met with government funds.
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Among the programs the AHRC New York City Foundation has recently funded are the following:
The Foundation has contributed more than $500,000 toward the operation of AHRC’s two summer camps, Camp Anne, which serves children and adults who have moderate to profound disabilities, and Isaacson/Gordon Lodge, a supportive vacation venue for adults who want to make independent choices.
A $250,000 grant helped launch ShredAbility, a secure document-destruction service that employs people with developmental disabilities, many of whom have never been employed before.
AHRC is training staff across all departments in the best evidence-based methods for teaching people with autism. The staff training will allow people with autism to move seamlessly across programs, for example, from school to work or to a residence.
New furniture for AHRC Middle/High School was underwritten by the Foundation. The sturdy and attractive student desks and chairs, cafeteria seating and other pieces are replacing furniture unsuitable for the older kids who now attend the school along with recent elementary school graduates.
The Foundation is supporting AHRC’s Individualized Supports Program. The program helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live in a group residence or with family, but who want to live independently, find housing and create a support system.
The Foundation has fully funded since its inception 16 years ago a therapeutic program for siblings of children with special needs. In weekend workshops, the siblings find other kids who are experiencing both the joys and the stress of having a brother or sister with special needs.
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