The Positive Impact of Vocational and Day Programs

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Most intellectual and developmental disabilities are characterized by challenges with intellectual functioning, affecting the capacity to learn, reason, and problem-solve. It could also impact other adaptive behavior skills, including everyday social and life skills. The good news is that Community Mainstreaming Associates offers vocational and day programs that help make a positive difference. With some […]

Shifting Autism Awareness Month to Autism Acceptance Month

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Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States. Every year, Autism Awareness Month is celebrated in April, but this year advocates and professionals are shifting the conversation from awareness to acceptance. Awareness educates the community about the signs, symptoms, and realities of Autism. The next step is to accept Autistic people into the […]

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month was established in 1987 when President Ronald Regan urged the nation to provide those with developmental disabilities the opportunities and encouragement they need to live fulfilling and productive lives. Since then, many positive changes have taken place, but Developmental Disabilities Month continues to shed light on the needs of an incredibly […]

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