Santa Project Party and Year-End Donations Raise $78,000 for ADAPT’s Children’s Programs

Come December, everyone deserves a little holiday cheer. That’s why, 11 years ago, a group of young professionals started the Santa Project, a fundraising campaign that benefits ADAPT Community Network’s children’s programs. This year, thanks to our host, guests, and generous sponsors and donors, we raised a total of $78,000 raised for our students through […]

Education Specialists Support Individuals’ Dreams of College 

People with developmental and intellectual disabilities (I/DD) have the right to pursue higher education – however, the process is not always easy. Often, the odds of the college application process are stacked against people with disabilities.   For example, students with Individualized Education Programs or who attend special education high schools are often awarded an IEP […]

ADAPT’s DJ Wheels and Singer Lachi Team Up for Hudson Yards Single Release Party

DJ Wheels, a talented DJ and music enthusiast who attends the Elmwood Adult Learning Center, recently had the chance to perform at the single release party for blind singer and disability rights activist, Lachi. The event, held at Hudson Yards, was a celebration of disability culture, music, and art, and was centered around Lachi’s new […]

ADAPT’s Preschools Rein in the Holidays with Gifts, Games, and Santa 

As students from ADAPT Community Network’s children’s programs geared up for the holidays, the 80 West End Ave. and Staten Island Children’s Program schools were transformed into winter wonderlands. The two preschools were lucky enough to receive personalized gifts, courtesy of the Manhattan Armani office, the Rotary Club of Staten Island, and Rab’s Country Lanes, […]

Lisette Vega of ADAPT’s Elmwood Adult Learning Center Wins 2nd Place at CP State Art Competition, Exemplary Staff Receive Awards, and More from CP State Conference

Each year, CP State Affiliates from across New York gather in Saratoga Springs to celebrate the accomplishments of people and organizations in the world of intellectual and developmental disabilities and to plan for the future of the field. On October 24th and 25th, 2022, these organizations gathered at the Saratoga Hilton for the CP of […]