AHRC New York City

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AHRC New York City
Formation1949; 73 years ago (1949)
FoundersAnn Greenberg
Julie Schwartz
Jerry Weingold
Nat Feder
Type501(c)(3) organization
Legal statusActive
PurposeTo serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Headquarters83 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
Region served
New York City
Chief Executive Officer
Marco R. Damiani
Websitewww.ahrcnyc.org
Formerly called
Association for the Help of Retarded Children

AHRC New York City is an organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York City.[1] The initialism AHRC once stood for Association for the Help of Retarded Children. While the name is no longer used, the organization retained its four letters.[2]

History[edit]

AHRC New York City was founded in 1949[3] by Ann Greenberg and other parents of children with intellectual disabilities, who found the services available to their child inadequate.[4]

In 1954, AHRC New York City established the first sheltered workshop in the United States.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us - AHRC New York City".
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions - AHRC New York City".
  3. ^ Goode, David (1998). "And Now Let's Build a Better World: The story of the Association for the Help of Retarded Children, New York City: 1948–1998" (PDF). AHRC. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Our History - AHRC New York City".

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