News and Events

At HeartShare, we believe in keeping you aware of news and events throughout the agency. Be sure to visit our Events Calendar for important upcoming dates that may be of interest to you.

Archive of “Celebrations”

Passion & Perseverance: Spotlight on Ash & Co.

Passion & Perseverance: Spotlight on Ash & Co. By Lily Robinson –  What started as a quest from her teacher at The HeartShare School to keep hands busy, student Ashlly has now built a fully-fledged business. Ashlly’s story is a testament to where passion and perseverance can lead. Opening a classroom store was the perfect…

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Running For HeartShare

Running For HeartShare By Lily Robinson –  Every year, around 50,000 runners participate in the largest marathon in the world, the TCS New York City Marathon. This Sunday, November 5, we are honored to have some members of the HeartShare family represent us in one of the most significant sporting events in the city by…

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HeartShare Outstanding Employee Honorees 2023

HeartShare Outstanding Employee Honorees 2023 By Lily Robinson –  Leading with dedication and kindness. Please join us in giving a big hand to our 2023 HeartShare Outstanding Employee Honorees! We’re proud to shine a light on their contributions and hard work here at HeartShare and HSVS – thank you for all you do for our…

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Celebrating Our Direct Support Professionals

Celebrating Our Direct Support Professionals By Lily Robinson –  September is Direct Support Professionals Month, but the truth is our DSPs deserve our celebration and acknowledgment all year round. The DSPs at HeartShare come in every day ready to go above and beyond for our clients, and we are eternally grateful. Some background on DSP’s…

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John A. Gallagher: Director, Writer, Producer, Survivor

HeartShare, New York’s premier nonprofit dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will honor director, writer and producer John A. Gallagher with The Linda Dano Heart Award, for his inspiring dedication to overcoming disability, at HeartShare’s 2019 Spring Gala on March 21 at New York’s illustrious Ziegfeld Ballroom. On the night of November…

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HeartShare Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the 2019 Spring Gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom

New York—Spring arrives on March 20 and HeartShare, New York’s premier nonprofit dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, kicks off the season in style on March 21 with the 2019 HeartShare Spring Gala. Held for the first time ever at New York’s illustrious Ziegfeld Ballroom—the storied Art Deco theater newly reimagined for…

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HeartShare’s Education Team Honors Long-Time Director with A Special Surprise

Dianne Cattrano, the Director of HeartShare’s Cuomo First Step Early Childhood Center in Queens, will be retiring this year. Children, parents, and faculty of all five HeartShare schools, as well as HeartShare administrators throughout the agency contributed to a rock garden, which was unveiled on August 1, 2018 in honor of her over 30 years of service.

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Harbor Fitness Run Benefits HeartShare Education Programs

(Bay Ridge, Brooklyn)—Over 230 runners participated in the Harbor Fitness Race for Autism on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The Run helped to raise funds for HeartShare, which offers quality education and therapies to children and young adults diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism. Jacinto Martinez was the overall first place winner and won…

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