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Job Path Congratulates Crecida Norris


At the Interagency Council, June 9th, Crecida Norris was recognized as one of the field’s “shining star” Direct Support Professionals. Crecida has been at Job Path since 2004. Every day since then she’s devoted herself to the people she supports. They’ve become shining stars, too, because of the thoughtful support she provides and the deeply caring relationships she’s developed with them and their families. As her supervisor Maureen Martinez says,  “Crecida lives out the meaning of love.”  Job Path truly appreciates her hard work and dedication.

2017 Customized Employment Awards

In celebration of Developmental Disability Awareness Month in March, the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) and the Consortium for Customized Employment (CCE), a project of Job Path, honored four employers for their positive impact on the lives of New Yorkers with disabilities. The honorees were:

  • Brooklyn Prospect Charter Schools
  • Restaurant Associates
  • Shake Shack
  • Tumbador Chocolate

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CCE members and the MOPD with honorees recognized for their commitment to hiring people with developmental disabilities

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Michael Pollack, co-owner, Brooklyn Roasting Company, emceed the 2017 Customized Employment Awards

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Thanks to all who participated in making this a success

Happy New Year from Job Path

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday doesn’t have to be only once a year. Visit our Network For Good page and make giving a monthly event. As little as $5 per month makes a difference.

Thanks to all who made our benefit an event extraordinaire!

Some photos from our October 19, 2016 benefit.

Job Path Wins Autism Speaks House to Home Prize


Job Path was awarded the top prize in the daily support category for CHIC: Changing Housing into Community. CHIC is a parent-initiated program that represents a partnership between Job Path, a group of parents and Adaptations, a social program at the JCC of Manhattan. CHIC offers the support of a group home without the group home. People have their own apartments but live near one another.  Everyone has the personalized supports they need to manage their households and participate in community life. We are even creating an app, Pieced, that is designed to help people hire their own staff. Think Tinder meets Linked In. Our first CHIC community, which we call West Side Connections, is operating in New York City.

 Click here to watch a short video about CHIC and Pieced. 

 Autism Speaks Video Award Picture

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West Side Connections has gone from the drawing board to reality: several young people are now in their own apartments. Director, Lauren Enos, manages the day-to-day details and helps connect the young people to one another and to community life.

Job Path’s First Art Heist Fundraiser



Did you miss our Art Heist? The event, held at the Brooklyn Brewery, featured art donated by artists and friends from Job Path. Click here to watch a short clip and we hope to see you next year!

Acknowledging Our Accomplishments…


Good Day Street InterviewBoard member Gary Mayerson was recently interviewed on Good Day Street Talk along with Danny Oquendo, older brother of Avonte Oquendo, and Randy Richardson who is an assistant paralegal at the law offices of Mayerson & Associates, a firm dedicated to representing individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Click to watch.



Upside Down Giraffe


Elisa Huberman has copyrighted and self-published a book, The Upside Down Giraffe.  Her book can be purchased on Amazon.

Join Us for a Night of Cold Beer and Hot Art

For more information and to see available artwork click on the flyer below.


Thank you to our friends at The Frick Collection for choosing their top 10 picks.

Job Path’s Kaydn Makes His Art Work at Heartland Brewery…

Kaydn on SignsKaydn Helps has been working at the Heartland Brewery for the last four months. Kaydn has been updating the specials on the chalkboard in two of their locations and he adds names to the celebrity photos at their Port Chester location.

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