Tag Archives: Abilities

Hillside Special Swim Meet

I medaled in the individual medley – 50 meters of freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breast stroke. I was kicking my feet like a bullet or a bat ski boat — like batman was inside me, driving me.
– John Buttermark

S.I. MakerSpace: Building Dreams

Join us behind the scenes at Staten Island MakerSpace, where dreams are built.  Co-Founders Scott Van Campen and D.B. Lampman discuss the work that is happening at their location in Stapleton.  We also talk to designer/engineer Mike Buffington about the rhytmicon he is building at MakerSpace. ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” ngg_proofing_display=”0″ order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

S.I. Developmental Disabilities Council Rally

The Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council took their message on the road Friday, bringing its Legislative Rally to legislators across Staten Island.  Here is their first stop, where Senator Anthony Lanza had a spirited discussion with the Council regarding new housing for people with disabilities and increasing salaries for direct care professionals. A video of the […]

Coming Soon: MakerSpace & Living w/Downs

Currently in production: video features exploring Down Syndrome and Staten Island MakerSpace. ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” ngg_proofing_display=”0″ order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] 1: Filming of Living with Down Syndrome: Featuring Eric Schwacke. (Photo: Jonathan Chernok) 2: Anthony DiFato conducting an interview at Staten Island MakerSpace. (Photo: Gregory Perosi)

Congratulations Lindsey & Dave

Life-Wire News Service extends our congratulations to Lindsey and Dave of Matt Fuller’s Independent Lens, proving that love overcomes disability. Many happy years to both of you.

Living with Cerebral Palsy

Joseph Padalino discusses his life with cerebral palsy, his challenges, the highlights of his life, and his message to others who live with cerebral palsy. . Joseph Padalino viewing the Living with Cerebral Palsy video with his family.  Photo 2: (left-right) Anne, Sergio and Joseph Padalino.  Photos: Charles Rivera.

Senator Andrew Lanza Resource Fair 2015

Published on May 5, 2015 Our coverage of NYS Senator Andrew Lanza’s 2015 Resource Fair at the JCC highlighting opportunities for people with disabilities. Our reporters interview local leaders, including Sen. Lanza, District Atty. Daniel Donavan, and NYS Assembly Representative Nicole Malliotakis.