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Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear Friends, As you know, we are all facing a difficult public health situation, the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and we know that updates about COVID-19 continue to cause concern and raise questions about how all of us can keep our communities safe and healthy. In support of our city efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, The Autism Initiative Project will postpone the After-School Art Program “We Are Friends!” and the Integrated Transition Program for the following dates: 03/14,... READ MORE >>

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Welcome to the Metropolitan Parent Center
The Metropolitan Parent Center (MPC) is one of only four Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIC) in all of New York State, providing information, training, and one-to-one support to families of children ages 0-26 with the full range of disabilities, and to the professionals who work with them. The MPC helps parents gain the skills and knowledge to help their children develop academic and functional skills that lead to independent productive adult lives.
Funded through the U.S. Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Metropolitan Parent Center is part of a nationwide network of Parent Training and Information Centers in the United States, as well as a member of the NYS Parent Center Network. READ MORE >>

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday, June 19, 2020 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Major U.S. bank uses a business models that employs people with intellectual disabilities

Bank Began Hiring People With Disabilities 20 Years Ago, And It Paid Off
November 15, 2019

BELFAST, Maine — When Patricia Saucier was a teenager, she felt as if her life story would be defined by what she could not do.

As a child, she was diagnosed with an intellectual disability. By the time she was 16, her parents signed her up to receive Supplemental Security Income from the government. They wanted to make sure she would be financially OK, but it made her feel different — and not in a good way.

READ the article from Disability Scoop: