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News|11.12.19

There's Still Time to Contribute and Make a Difference!

The 7th annual Birch Family Services 5K Halloween Fun Run and Walk was an amazing success, but much remains to be done. That’s why we’re still accepting contributions until Friday, November 15!
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News|11.8.19

Birch Family Services in the News: Read for the Record at Pelham Bay Early Childhood Center

News 12 New York was on the scene at Birch's Pelham Bay Early Childhood Center in the Bronx yesterday morning to capture the program's Read for the Record festivities, just one of the many held at all of our nine early childhood and school age education programs.
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News|11.6.19

Birch Family Services Expands Board of Directors

Justin Bachman, Sameer Gadre and Nicholas X. Jerez Bring considerable nonprofit marketing and financial expertise to the organization.
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News|11.1.19

Eye of Newt, Dash of Cute

Students around Birch Family Services's Early Childhood Education and School-Age programs celebrated Halloween and the harvest moon with a whole lot of fun and just enough scary.
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News|10.31.19

The Power of Reading with One Voice

VOLUNTEER AT BIRCH: Each year, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record brings together millions of adults and children around the world each year to read the same book on the same day in order to raise awareness about the critical importance of early literacy.
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News|10.30.19

When It Rains It Pours: Thank You for an Overwhelming Success!

This year's Birch Family Services 5K Halloween Fun Run and Family Day raised more unrestricted funds than any of our previous 5Ks, exceeding our goal of $100,000 and all of our wildest expectations.
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News|10.23.19

Paint, Sip, and Repeat: All for a Good Cause

Birch's own Nicole Hilalgo hosted a wine glass painting party in Brooklyn in support of the 7th Annual Birch Family Services 5K Run and Family Day to be held on Sunday, October 27th in Manhattan's Hudson River Park.
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News|10.22.19

Corporate Advisory Network: Update

Today, CAN members are engaged at various levels from securing “buy-in” for supporting employees with disabilities at their companies to considering volunteer or paid internships to creating full-time job opportunities to significantly impact the lives of young adults we support through our employment programs.
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News|10.21.19

Autumn Mix

Residents from our 53rd Street house getting into the season on Saturday at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival.
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News|10.18.19

Jumpstart's Read for the Record: 'Thank You, Omu!'

Each year, Jumpstart's Read for the Record brings together millions of adults and children around the world each year to read the same book on the same day in order to raise awareness about the critical importance of early literacy.
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News|10.2.19

October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month was enacted in 1945 by Congress to promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities and highlight the fact that many Americans with disabilities are capable of making meaningful contributions to the workforce.
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News|10.1.19

Job Interviewing 101: Virtu Financial and the New Frontier

Acing the interview is essential for anyone searching for a new job. While a strong resume may spark an employer’s
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News|9.23.19

A Boonoonoonous Morning

Award-winning Jamaican-Canadian author Olive Senior and acclaimed Bronx illustrator Laura James visited preschoolers at Birch's Soundview Early Childhood Center to read from their books critically acclaimed children's books.
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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|8.6.19

Run, Walk, and Celebrate at the 7th Annual Birch Family Services 5K Run and Family Day

We invite you to join us at this important event as individuals we support, their families, our staff, board members, and community partners run or walk to raise critical funds to support our mission of empowering people with autism and developmental disabilities lead fulfilling lives.
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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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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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