CMA Individual Profile – Adam Garyn

Most people who live in one of CMA’s residences have many shared experiences. Although there are similarities interwoven throughout everyone’s personal journeys, each individual story is unique. Adam Garyn’s story is one of perseverance and personal growth. Adam was born into a loving family and home in Dix Hills on September 2, 1994. Adam said […]

Transitioning to Adult Services in New York State

Happy Graduation! Transitioning to Adult Services in New York State Can Be Challenging but Rewarding A major milestone in one’s life is the moment you move from your teenage years to adulthood and all that entails from increased independence, more choices, greater responsibilities. When a family has a son or daughter with intellectual or developmental […]

Promoting Inclusivity in Malverne-North Merrick

CMA inclusivity in Malverne

Malverne Mayor Keith Corbett, top row, second from left, and State Assemblywoman Judy Griffin, to Corbett’s immediate left, joined members of Community Mainstreaming Services, a nonprofit that supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, on May 27 for the grand opening of a group home in the village.

Courtesy: Community Mainstreaming Associates

Meet Philip from Our Day Program

Philip loves to work in his community. He finds his “dream job” in an office environment. His is a story of “having a dream” and realizing that “dreams do come true” when you “believe in yourself”. Nine years ago, Philip joined the CMA Day Habilitation Program, where he enjoyed the activities but was very motivated […]

We Stand with Our Community During this Difficult Time

CMA Stands with our community

Dear Community Mainstreaming Associates Employees, Family Members, and Friends, These last few weeks have been extremely emotional for all human beings, as the reality of systemic racism and hatred has been brought to light once again and the senseless, horrible death of George Floyd reminds us of many other examples of how people of color […]

Patti McDonald Is Honored at the 45th CMA Gala

Patti McDonald

Over the years, we’ve grown and thrived in several communities thanks to the dedication and selfless service of men and women like Patti Ann McDonald. This year we are proud to recognize Patti Ann McDonald as one of the honorees for our annual gala on November 7th. Continue reading to learn about Patti’s journey, her history of […]

7 Cool Assistive Technologies Driving Accessibility for Intellectual Disabilities

Intellectual Disabilities

Assistive Technological solutions are improving accessibility options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. First defined in federal law with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990 (IDEA), assistive technology can include any software, device, or equipment used to bolster or maintain the functional capabilities of people with disabilities. For this article, we’ll focus […]