“Here’s ‘America’s Least Wanted,’” joked Henry Geller when he arrived at Lifestyles for the Disabled Willowbrook campus, recalling his days as a resident of the former state school.
The landmark ReelAbilities Film Festival brings international films about disabilities to the public. The series featured two short films, ‘Act Natural’ and ‘Jmaxx and the Universal Language,’ at the Lifestyles Educational Center this past April 3, 2019. The evening also featured performances by Lifestyles’ talented dancers. Join hosts Antonio Pabon and Brian Best as they …
I medaled in the individual medley – 50 meters of freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breast stroke. I was kicking my feet like a bullet or a bat ski boat — like batman was inside me, driving me.
– John Buttermark
“What Every Parent Should Know” was the theme of the event, hosted by New York State Senator Andrew J. Lanza.
“I am very capable of doing the job,” -Eric Schwacke.
Join us behind the scenes at Staten Island MakerSpace, where dreams are built. Co-Founders Scott Van Campen and D.B. Lampman discuss the work that is happening at their location in Stapleton. We also talk to designer/engineer Mike Buffington about the rhytmicon he is building at MakerSpace. ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” ngg_proofing_display=”0″ order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
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 …
Currently in production: video features exploring Down Syndrome and Staten Island MakerSpace. ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” ngg_proofing_display=”0″ order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] 1: Filming of Living with Down Syndrome: Featuring Eric Schwacke. (Photo: Jonathan Chernok) 2: Anthony DiFato conducting an interview at Staten Island MakerSpace. (Photo: Gregory Perosi)
Life-Wire News Service extends our congratulations to Lindsey and Dave of Matt Fuller’s Independent Lens, proving that love overcomes disability. Many happy years to both of you.