Parents of people with special needs connected with services and opportunities at the 2016 Special Needs Resource Fair, May 13th at the Manor Road Jewish Community Center. “What Every Parent Should Know” was the theme of the event, hosted by New York State Senator Andrew J. Lanza. Life-Wire News Service reporters and photographers were on hand to cover the event.
Video hosted by Steven Filoramo, Anthony Pabon, and Raheim Gladden for Life-Wire News Service. Photos by Raheim Gladden and Jonathan Chernock for Life-Wire News Service.
The Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council (SIDDC) took their message to legislators across Staten Island on Friday, January 29. Here is their exchange with Senator Andrew Lanza outside his office in Eltingville. Organizing the event was Michael Wienberg, SIDDC Chair, with Barbara Devaney and Donna Long, advocacy co-chairs.
You can add your voice to their call for housing for people with developmental disabilities and increase salaries for direct care workers by sending a letter to
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NYS Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Mayor Bill De Blasio
NY, NY 10007.
Covering the story for Life-Wire News Service:
with Megan Welch and Edward Gregory
Produced by Joseph Maturi