Tag Archives: SIDDC

Dyslexic students to benefit from new Staten Island charter school

Plans are moving forward to establish a charter school that addresses the needs of children who are having difficulty learning because they are dyslexic. “We’ve got a problem on Staten Island. Students, our children, with dyslexia are going to public schools and their needs are not being met,” said Laura Timoney, the borough’s deputy director of […]

Willowbrook Mile Ribbon Cutting

“The problem wasn’t that people didn’t care.” Rivera continued. “The problem was that the whole notion that you could mass-produce care for the developmentally disabled the way you mass produce cars was very deeply flawed. It was doomed to fail.”

Murray Schneps, Willowbrook Parent, Speaks Out

Murray B. Schneps relates the story of his daughter Lara, who resided at Willowbrook State School, at the recent Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council Community Breakfast. The author of “I See Your Face Before Me: A Father’s Promise” spoke at the event at The Vanderbilt on Staten Island, February 26, 2016, in support of group […]

Rally for Direct Care Workers

Across New York State direct care service providers, self-advocates, and their families gathered to support a $15 minimum wage for direct care workers at rallies organized by the Coalition of Service Providers. Outside the New York City office of Governor Andrew Cuomo supporters rallied on Friday, March 11, 2016 to have their voices heard together.  The following […]

Keeping the Promise: SIDDC Breakfast

The Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council’s Annual Community Breakfast: “Keeping the Promise: It Matters to Us” was held February 26, 2016 at The Vanderbilt in South Beach.  NYS Senator Diane Savino and NYS Assembly Representative Nicole Malliotakis heard the concerns of advocates for and families of people with disabilities. Life-Wire News Service’s Meredith Arout photographed the event […]

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 […]

Video: SIDDC Community Breakfast — Issues & Positions — 2/27/15

Published on YouTube, Mar 2, 2015 Staten Island Community Breakfast at The Vanderbilt, Staten Island, NY on Feb. 27, 2015. Sam Stone and Steven Filoramo reporting. Usage: Video must be credited to “Life-Wire News Service” or “Life-Wire News Service, a division of Lifestyles for the Disabled.” To request permission to post, inquire below. Please link […]