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News|9.17.19

Volunteers Needed for 7th annual Birch Family Services 5K Halloween Fun Run and Walk

We are seeking volunteers to help manage specific Race Day task as we raise critical funds to support children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities!
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News|9.9.19

2019 DSP Recognition Week: Embracing the Core Competencies

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” This is what a Direct Support Professional does every day. Every time you embrace one of the Core Competencies you are living your most authentic life by serving others.
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News|9.8.19

National Direct Support Professionals Week - A Message from Matt Sturiale, President and CEO

September 8-14, 2019 is National Direct Support Professionals Week. This is part of a national movement to bring attention to the critical role of DSPs supporting individuals with autism and developmental disabilities to lead the lives that they want as contributing members of their communities.
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News|8.12.19

There's No Place Like (a Newly Renovated) Home

It's been a long six months of hotel living, but after six months of renovations, the folks from Birch's 183rd Street residence in the Bronx are happy to be home!
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News|8.8.19

Chain Reactions: Integrating STEM to Encourage Creativity and Problem Solving in Early Childhood Education

Recently, Birch Workforce Training and Development Coordinator Margaret Chiara conducted a workshop devoted to incorporating STEM-based learning across early childhood curriculum.
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News|7.30.19

New Frontier: Interacting with Law Enforcement

Yesterday at the July meeting of our New Frontier program's Monthly Employment Group, NYPD Sergeant Omar Velez paid a visit to our offices to discuss safety in the community, what to do if you find yourself in an unsafe environment or situation, and how to best to interact with law enforcement.
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News|7.29.19

Ms. JoAnn's House in Pelham Bay

Birch Family Services staff, board members, and friends joined about 800 others from the New York City disabilities community last night to celebrate the 2019 Sapolin Accessibility Awards.
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News|7.26.19

Birch at the 2019 Sapolin Accessibility Awards

Birch Family Services staff, board members, and friends joined about 800 others from the New York City disabilities community last night to celebrate the 2019 Sapolin Accessibility Awards.
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News|7.15.19

Birch at the 2019 NYC Disability Pride Parade

Since 2008, this dedicated and compassionate employee has worked tirelessly with students at the Riverdale Early Childhood Center in both our early childhood and structured teaching classrooms.
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News|6.17.19

Birch Community Services Annual BBQ

On Saturday, individuals from Birch’s Burnett Street, Flatlands, East 53rd Street, and 94th Street residences; staff; friends; and families turned out for music, games – and food – for the Birch Family Services annual BBQ at Canarsie Park in Brooklyn.
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News|5.28.19

Bierka Cornielle Brings Passion and Achievement to Birch Riverdale

Since 2008, this dedicated and compassionate employee has worked tirelessly with students at the Riverdale Early Childhood Center in both our early childhood and structured teaching classrooms.
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News|5.21.19

Birch's Gladys Tavares Burns the Midnight Oil

With nearly 25 years at Washington Heights Education Center, this Early Education teacher represents everything we aspire to at Birch Family Services.
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News|5.20.19

Birch Family Services Celebrates 44th Annual Spring Gala

On May 9, 2019, we came together at the Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan to celebrate our many achievements over the past year and to help build a meaningful future for the people and families that we support.
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News|5.17.19

Karen Esposito: Teacher, Mentor

This Mill Basin Early Childhood Center veteran and "life-long learner" eagerly shares what she's learned over 18 years of Special Education knowledge with her colleagues.
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News|5.14.19

Teacher Appreciation: A Letter from Zabir's Parents

The teacher and teaching assistants at Birch's Long Island City Early Childhood Education Center received a wonderful note from a
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News|4.22.19

Birch Family Services Announces 2019 Spring Gala Honorees

Join us on May 9 at the Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan, as We Honor Long-Time Friends and Supporters at our Annual Spring Gala: Empowering People. Building Futures.
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News|4.21.19

Corporate Advisory Network: Focus on Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

On April 16, guest speakers, Eric J. Felsberg, Esq. and Craig S. Roberts, Esq., of Jackson Lewis P.C., presented on Ensuring Successful Diversity and Inclusion Practices in the Workplace, with a focus on people with disabilities.
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Jasmine, a preschooler at Mill Basin Early Childhood Center

News|4.5.19

‘Determined’ Jasmine Speaks Up and Moves Up

But it hasn’t always been easy for this “kind” and “determined” preschooler on the autism spectrum.
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News|4.2.19

Bridging Research and Clinical Practice in Language Instruction for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

This professional development training session offered both ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists and CTLEs for Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and Educational Leaders.
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News|3.19.19

Join Birch Family Services at Our Spring Gala

During the evening, we will recognize individuals and organizations whose vision, leadership, and endeavors are central to our Gala focus — Empowering People. Building Futures.
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News|3.15.19

Springfield Gardens Renovations: Before and After

Before and After pictures of the much-needed renovations to our Springfield Gardens Education Center in Queens...
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News|3.11.19

What About Us: Birch CEO Calls for Cost of Living Adjustment at Manhattan DD Council Legislative Breakfast

Matt Sturiale called on the NYS Assembly and Senate to add to each of their house bills a 2.9% Cost of Living Adjustment to this year’s budget.
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News|3.5.19

Birch Family Services, Corporate Partners Kick Off Read Across America

Birch staff, families, board members, and volunteers from Lloyds Bank and Cooley LLP read their favorite Dr. Seuss books to students in honor of the beloved children’s writer’s birthday.
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News|2.28.19

Ava's Turnaround

Since attending East Flatbush Early Childhood Center, Ava has shown a new enthusiasm for learning.
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News|2.18.19

Michael, the Budding Scientist

This school-age science leader helps younger classmates make the leap into the unknown.
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Matthew Sturiale

News|2.15.19

Welcome From the CEO

President and CEO Matthew Sturiale welcomes visitors to the new Birch Family Services website.
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