developmental disabilities

Dismal budget has disabled distraught
Dismal budget has disabled distraught
News Maggie Hayes 3/07/2013 at 2:37PM

The Shield Institute taught Sui Chan to walk and talk. Now she fears budget cuts may take away from the program she calls her lifeline. The organization for the developmentally disabled, along with over 600 others citywide, are currently subject to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget amendments that will result in a $240 million cut in [...]

Cuomo’s proposed cuts to developmentally disabled would be ‘devastating’
News Queens Courier Staff 2/28/2013 at 3:46PM

BY DENISE ROMANO & MAGGIE HAYES Carol Goldstein doesn’t know where to turn. With the threat of budget cuts looming, she fears her autistic son will not get the services he so desperately needs. Her son, and those living with developmental disabilities will be “devastated” by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget cuts, say activists. Advocates [...]

Star of Queens: Anna Marie Neubauer
Star of Queens: Anna Marie Neubauer
People Alexa Altman 1/05/2012 at 5:23PM

Anna Marie Neubauer Volunteer Dancing Dreams Community Involvement: Seventeen-year-old Anna Marie Neubauer has been a volunteer at Dancing Dreams, an organization that helps little girls with developmental disabilities learn to dance, for six years. “It’s just something I love to do,” said Neubauer, who acts as a “helper” for an 11-year-old Dancing Dreams participant named [...]