Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Kings (Brooklyn), Queens
Welcome to the New York City Office of Parent to Parent of NYS
– a place where families of individuals with special needs, and the professionals who support them, can meet and share information.
– a place for us to find each other, a place for us to be made strong.
Jacquelyn Israel is the mother of three adult children and grandmother to three grandchildren. She lives on Staten Island surrounded by her family. Her family is overcoming challenges with learning disabilities and they are learning from life. Understanding and recognizing that not everyone learns the same has given her family the ability to have more patience with each other. They give themselves a break when doing something that might be hard and have learned to laugh themselves.
My name is Kerbanoo D'Rozario, my husband and I are the proud parents of a 23 year old son and an 18 year old daughter. I would like to share my experience of what brought me here today to be a part of Parent to Parent.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and still live there.
Mary Beth resides in Brooklyn with her husband, Bill, son, Will and daughter, Allison.
Mary Beth and Diane are two of our colleagues who help hold our organization together and it isn’t an easy task. Some days it is not a pretty picture. Diane insists that her job security is the bi-weekly time sheet reconciliation. Mary Beth knows her cabana is her refuge when things get ugly at the office.
One of our newest employees, Kerbanoo D’Rozario of the New York City office talks about the challenges of getting her son’s wheelchair repaired in an article in the Daily News. You can read the article HERE.
Commencement address made by Kerbanoo D’Rozario, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, New York City office on June 20, 2013
Good morning, to all Administrators, Teachers, Staff, Parent, Caregivers, Family & Friends Special Shout out & Congratulations to the Graduates of Q811 at QHST
Last Wednesday, I was at a Committee for Day Hab meeting, and at the end of the meal I opened a fortune cookie. It read… "You will receive some high prize or award soon”
I had just accepted this most honorable invitation to talk to a class of graduates and that too from Q811. What better award could I have been given?
I have it etched in my memory, the day I visited Q811 Marathon parkway in 1995. It has been an extension of Yohaan’s life for over 16 years, hence making it a part of our family. He had the opportunity to attend three of their sites and eventually graduated from QHST.