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Corson Brook Woods with Protectors’ Cliff Hagen

Among the oaks, walnut and locust trees along Forest Hill Road, is a greenspace at the heart of Meiers Corners. Despite being home to deer, woodchucks, robins and woodpeckers, these woods have not had the attention of nearby parks like Willowbrook or LaTourette. But now there‚Äôs a new accessible sidewalk along Willowbrook and Forest Hill …

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Accessible sidewalks open Willowbrook to the community

There’s a beautiful new accessible path along Forest Hill Road, that connects the Willowbrook Campus to the Meiers Corners community.  The sidewalk follows Willowbrook Road to Forest Hill Road.  It then continues south past the Institute for Basic Research all the way to the group home residences along Executive Way. Before the sidewalk was built, …

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Lanza and JCC hosted special needs resource fair

On May 5, NYS Senator Andrew  J. Lanza and the JCC of Staten Island hosted their Annual Resource Fair for People with Developmental Disabilities at the Manor Road Jewish Community Center.  The Senator welcomed the special needs community – advocates, families, schools, and agencies – to come together to meet more than 60 exhibitors who …

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Save Our Services “SOS” Rally at CSI Advocated for Disability Services

Disability advocates gathered for a Save Our Services “SOS” Rally at the College of Staten Island on Friday, March 10. The location marks the beginning of the Willowbrook Mile, commemorating the site’s days as an institution serving people with disabilities. More than 100 people with disabilities, parents, direct service personnel, advocates and other supporters attended …

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ReelAbilities Film Fest Features Shorts Jmaxx and Act Natural at Education Center

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 …

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