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More than 500 men and women with developmental disabilities were the guests of Local Union 3, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on Saturday for a Harvest Ball at the Electrical Industry Center in Flushing.

This was the 11th year of sponsorship by the union to provide those with disabilities a chance to attend a prom. Participants came in ball gowns 

 

 

 

 

>> Full Article in Queens Chronicle

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A local union is hosting a prom for people with developmental disabilities, to give them the experience that they likely missed as teenagers.

 

On Oct. 11, Local Union #3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is sponsoring the Harvest Ball, a black tie and gown event for 500 people with developmental disabilities. The guests are individuals served by AABR Inc., a College Point non-profit organization serving nearly 1000 individuals with special needs across the Metropolitan area.

 

 

 

 

>> Full Article in Queens Tribune

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A family lives in the ornate three-story Victorian home at 84-20 112 St. in Richmond Hill, but this family is not the cookie-cutter mom, dad and 2.3 kids type of family you see in car commercials or a 1950s sitcom.

 

This family is made up of six “brothers” and staffers who cook, teach and guide the young men through their daily routine.

 

>> Full Article in Queens Chronicle

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Behind the walls of a former Catholic school in College Point, Queens, miracles often happen for children who have autism. The New York Child Learning Institute is the only program in New York State that is modeled after Princeton's renowned Children Development Intervention Program.

 

"A proportion of our children transition out of special ed and are in regular ed programs. We have a number of children who are no longer in this program and they are in programs for children with a learning disability," said New York Child Learning Institute Director Susan Vener.

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