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Welcome to AHRC Nassau

AHRC Nassau, in partnership with family members, is committed to enriching the lives of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. For 65 years, AHRC Nassau has been providing an array of services and family supports for more than 2,200 people with special needs throughout Nassau County. AHRC is accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership and is recognized as a COMPASS agency the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).


Families Cannot Be Caregivers Forever

On Nov. 21, Gov. Cuomo vetoed four bills representing critical issues to people with developmental disabilities and their families. The vetoes were a disappointment but they represent a beginning rather than an ending. With the Governor’s budget proposal due the end of this month, the vetoes represent an opportunity. In response, NYSARC has partnered with its sister organizations that serve people with developmental disabilities statewide to reach out to the media, the public and, most importantly, connect with the Legislature and the Governor. They need to address the exploding crisis faced by families because New York State has effectively stopped developing new supports and services for people with developmental disabilities who are living at home with aging family members.

How You Can Help

NYSARC has created an online advocacy platform for emailing and petitioning Gov. Cuomo, emailing your Legislator, and sharing your stories. Please take a moment and participate in this important campaign. Visit:

Download a sample Letter to the Editor that you can personalize and send to local media  *New!
Call your Legislator! Click here to read Talking Points about this important campaign        *New!



A Sibling Shares Her Story

Upcoming Events


Sibling Group Meeting
Due to pending weather conditions, the Thursday, March 5, 2015 Sibling  meeting is cancelled.  It is re-scheduled for March 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Plainview


Pearl & Jack Ain Freedom Seder
Join us for this annual tradition. 


Celebrate Spring with a "Sparkling Champagne Fundraising Fling at Sparkling Pointe Winery to benefit Camp Loyaltown! Click here for more information. 



AHRC Exec. Dir. Announces Retirement

AHRC Nassau is pleased to announce Stanfort J. Perry will become its new Executive Director when Michael Mascari retires at the end of this year after serving 26 years in the post. Read more here.

Blanche Fierstein Scholarship

Now accepting applications for 2015!

This  $5,000 Scholarship, established in memory of beloved board member Blanche Fierstein, is granted annually to people pursuing an advanced degree in special education. Click here for Details.

AHRC - 65 Years of Progress 

AHRC Nassau celebrated 65 years of progress at it's Annual Membership Luncheon and highlighted various programs in this video. Click on the link here to view the presentation.