Blizzard of 2016 immobilizes Life’s WORC adult day centers Monday
Photo via Facebook/Life's WORC

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Life’s WORC day centers for those with developmental disabilities were hit with nearly two feet of snow this weekend across Queens and Long Island, suspending services at some centers through Monday. A private, nonprofit organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities inclusive of those on the autism spectrum, Life’s WORC has nearly 40 residential […]

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New club in Howard Beach takes ‘Aktion’ to help disabled adults
Photos courtesy of New York Families for Autistic Children

Two Howard Beach-based organizations have answered the call for action to help improve the lives of developmentally disabled adults. The Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach and New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) announced this week the formation of the Aktion Club of Howard Beach, an affiliate designed to “provide adults living with disabilities an […]

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Glendale Business to be Featured on NBC’s George to the Rescue
George to the Rescue

The popular NBC television show “George to the Rescue” will feature Queens’ own Tiles Unlimited for two episodes airing on September 26 and October 17. The home renovation series stars contractor, George Oliphant and his team of workers and volunteers, as they renovate the homes of deserving families. For five years, George and his team […]

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Op-ed: Fast-food wage hike could harm New York health care industry
Op-Ed

BY CHARLES HOUSTON Gov. Cuomo has established a wage board within the state Department of Labor to consider raising wages of workers in the fast-food industry to $15 per hour. Hearings held by the wage board have included compelling testimony from fast-food workers about how difficult it is to survive on the earnings typical of that […]

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Queens Museum hosts art education conference
THE COURIER/Event photos by Alina Suriel/Other photos courtesy of the Creative Growth Center

The United States Society for Education Through the Arts (USSEA) held their annual conference at the Queens Museum this weekend to discuss this year’s theme of inclusive art education. Teachers from all around the country came to attend seminars to help participants share resources and expertise to take back to their respective classrooms, museums or […]

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