ADAPT Community Network

Annual Family Connect Summit Focuses on Advocating

On April 26th, ADAPT Community Network held its Annual Family Connect Summit, with hundreds of families, professionals and vendors in attendance. This year’s theme was “Advocacy: An Ever-Evolving Need to Stay Current with Services and Supports,” focusing on obtaining new supports, additional services, and navigating the system with the individual in mind. Each year, ADAPT […]

Governor Cuomo and NYS Legislature Invest in Direct Care Workforce

At the end of March, Governor Andrew Cuomo told the “bFair2DirectCare” advocates at his press event at the State Capitol that New York State will be fair to Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), and he kept his word. Supported by the leaders of the both Houses, this year’s budget includes an increase in pay of $45 […]

Housing Journey Leads to Success

The search for housing in New York City can be overwhelming for anyone, but for individuals with disabilities, the barriers can be tremendous.  Finding and obtaining accessible housing takes determination, patience, and the right resources that few often have. New Yorker Rafael Morales recently won the housing lottery, literally and figuratively.  After submitting over 50 […]

Family Donates Award-Winning Bicycle for Kids at Staten Island Preschool Program

Over the past 20 years, Steve and Judy Bogen have supported the Staten Island Preschool Program in a number of ways. This year, the Bogen family approached the physical and occupational therapy departments, asking if there was a piece of equipment that the departments needed.  The PT and OT department suggested a Mission Musketeer 14-inch […]