Community Event

Fri, January 06, 2012
Our Family Holiday Party here at Levittown was our biggest gathering of families for the entire year. We had over 40 people visiting the residence. We had a pot luck luncheon, and all of the families brought in food for the celebration. There was a turkey, baked ziti, bagels, muffins, fruit and vegetable trays, as well as an assortment of desserts. Although the food and company were wonderful, the best part of the day was definitely the looks on the faces of the residents getting to see their...
Fri, September 14, 2012
In honor of National DSP Recognition Week, Margaret Puddington delivered these remarks at a rally on the steps of City Hall on Friday, September 14. Our son Mark, nearly 32 years old, is a sunny, happy person with a great talent for making friends. Mark also has significant developmental disabilities; he has cognitive and physical challenges and is not able to speak. Every task of daily life is an enormous struggle for him, whether it’s cutting up his meat or buttoning a shirt. Mark cannot...
Mon, June 18, 2012
It all started with the "In My Shoes Presentation" at the YAI International Conference in May. "It was one of the main highlights of the conference," one person told me. In fact a self-advocate from North Dakota was so impressed, she asked us if we would travel there to do a show! Jerry and Melvin's photography and artwork were displayed and available for sale at the conference. Then came the Central Park Challenge! The YAI Self-Advocacy Group was asked to perform a Rap number on stage. It was...
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