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.
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.
Mary Beth Fadelici is a Regional Coordinator and Medicaid Service Coordination Family Educator in the New York City office of Parent to Parent of NYS. She covers all five Boroughs and travels to speak to large and small groups. Mary Beth enjoys meeting and talking with people and feels comfortable in most situations. Without even realizing it, Mary Beth first began advocating for her own children at school and then for her nephews. Working for Parent to Parent of NYS has allowed Mary Beth to advocate and educate people in a way she had never imagined. Mary Beth feels that the best part of her job is not just having the correct information for a family, but to watch that family grow and discover their own advocacy skills.
Mary Beth and her husband live in Brooklyn where they have raised two children. She is most proud of her children as they are strong, independent and kind people, each employed and living on their own.
Ellen Mc Hugh has been employed by Parent to Parent of NY State since 1995. Parent to Parent of NY State’s New York City office began as a one person office in Brooklyn and has expanded to six employees in the NYC area. Our new offices are located at 25 Beaver Street, in downtown Manhattan.
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.