Eliza Bozenski on the Anderson Center For Autism (Aired on April 4th & 5th, 2018)

Anderson Center for Autism (Aired on April 4 and 5, 2018)
Eliza Bozenski,

Chief Development Officer of the Anderson Center for Autism, and the host of comes to the RadioRotary microphone to discuss the autism
spectrum and how the Anderson Foundation’s several ways of outreach are making a difference for families that must cope with autism. Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disability that ranges from what is commonly called Asperger Syndrome, which may be accompanied by high intelligence, to instances of autism that feature very low intelligence and serious disability. Early intervention makes a considerable difference in development; parents recognizing that a child may have a problem should not hesitate about taking the child to a physician for a diagnosis. The Anderson Foundation provides a range of autism services, including residential treatment and consultation with families.  One program helps businesses develop an autism supportive environment that can modify practices so that persons on the autism spectrum can feel more
comfortable and handle business interactions more easily. There is a lot more to learn from this insightful interview.
Learn more:
Anderson Center for Autism:
Autism Supportive Environment:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Parents Guide to Autism:

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Cara Mia Bacchiochi talks about Hope On A Mission (Aired on March 24 and March 25th 2018)

Hope for Homeless and Addicted (Aired on March 24 and 25, 2018) 

Cara Mia Bacchiochi of Hope on a Mission HOAM returns to RadioRotary to describe her continuing effort to help Poughkeepsie women who are homeless, most of them addicted to drugs or alcohol. At the same street corner (Main and Clinton) every Saturday night, sometimes in rain or snow, Bacchiochi and volunteers distribute food, clothing, and personal care items to homeless women.  Bacchiochi was herself a homeless addict before joining a recovery program in 1990. After a brief recurrence of her addiction, she accepted God’s role for her—founding a street-level outreach mission for homeless and addicted women. With the help of her church, she plans someday to acquire a building that would make it easier to carry out the mission. Hope on a Mission HOAM is financed by donations and staffed by volunteers. To donate or volunteer, you can phone (914) 456-2633 or visit its Facebook page: Hope on a Mission HOAM.

 

Learn more:
Hope on a Mission HOAM Facebook Page
Dutchess Country Stabilization Center
Walter Hoving Home
Transformation Life Center in West Park
MARC Crisis Center

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Christine Giangrasso talks about Honor Flight (Aired on March 10 and March 11th 2018)

Hudson Valley Honor Flights (Aired on March 10 & 411, 2018)

Highland Rotarian Christine Giangrasso visits RadioRotary to talk primarily about the Hudson Valley Honor Flights, especially the one she participated in recently.  Honor Flights are fully paid for visits to Washington, D.C. for veterans of World  War II or the Korean or Vietnam conflicts. Volunteers (who pay their own way) pair with a veteran as they visit the war memorials in Washington and other important national sites such as the Capitol and Lincoln Memorial. The veterans are treated as true celebrities all along the way, from bands and flag wavers as they leave Stewart Airport to a welcome by Boy Scouts on their return. Ms. Giangrasso, who is also the incoming Rotary District 7210 Governor for 2018-19, also tells about some of the other activities of the Highland Rotary Club, including their famous Ribfest (3rd week in August). Listen for an emotional account of her experience accompanying a Korean War veteran on his big day.

Learn more:
Hudson Valley Honor Flights:
National Honor Flight Network:
Rotary Club of Highland (NY)
Hudson Valley Ribfest

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March 24, 2018 · Posted in Events, Hudson Valley, Service Organizations  

Tyler Miller of New Horizons (Aired on September 2nd, and September 3rd, 2017)

 New Horizons Resources of Dutchess and Ulster (Aired on September 2
and 3, 2017)
Tyler Miller, a Direct Support Professional with New Horizons Resources, Inc., is interviewed about the New Horizons program for group homes in Dutchess and Ulster counties. New Horizons maintains over thirty homes for older (over age 20) persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities. One or more Direct Service Professionals are present at all times to facilitate the person-centered family-like situations. Residents largely take care of themselves with the assistance of helpers like Tyler Miller. The Direct Support Professionals also aid residents in visiting or working at outside facilities or in participating in such events as the Special Olympics. Mr. Miller became involved in part because his whole family does service of one kind or another, including his mother’s work at Cardinal Hayes Home for Children and brother’s job at the Anderson Center for Autism. Group homes are placed in neighborhoods throughout the community, enabling the residents to participate in community life instead of being shut away in institutions as was formerly common.
Learn more:
New Horizons Resources
New Horizons Resources on Facebook
Group Homes
National Rehabilitation Information Center:

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September 6, 2017 · Posted in Developmentally Disabled, Hudson Valley, Service Organizations  

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