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Joe, who lives at HeartShare’s Attardi Residence in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, has become an avid bike rider with the help of Direct Support Professional Shawn Benedetto. “I used to be his grandmother’s tenant. Joe is like family to me,” said Shawn with a smile. Through HeartShare’s Community Habilitation Program, Joe learns skills alongside someone with whom he’s already comfortable. They’ve been working on Joe’s cycling skills, including biking safely on busy city streets. From the Brooklyn Bridge to the Long Beach boardwalk, Joe and Shawn ride everywhere. Joe plans to race to the finish line at the NYC Five Boro Bike Tour.
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