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New Grant for the Expansion of the Career Discovery Program

City Access New York would like to thank Northfield Bank Foundation and especially Diane Senerchia, the Executive Director, for the generous grant for the expansion of our Career Discovery Project.

The Career Discovery Project is a program that is designed to give visually impaired high school and college students the opportunity to work at cultural institutions around New York City. The CDP features a person-centered internship program, employment planning, and support services to provide assistance for blind and visually impaired individuals.

Our goal is to assist high school and college

City Access New York Recognized by Local Government Leaders

During the 2017 Achievement Dinner & Auction Gala City Access New York was presented with citations in recognition of the success in helping people with developmental disabilities and the visually impaired.


  • Office of the President Borough of Brooklyn City of New York

  • The Council Of The City of New York, Steven Matteo

  • State of New York Office of the Attorney General


Passing of Joseph D. Manno

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our Board Member Joseph D. Manno.  He passed away on September 20, 2017 in Staten Island, New York, leaving to mourn family and friends.

Joseph D. Manno was a lawyer, his law firm practicing in civil litigation, estate planning, wills, trusts Elder Law and Real Estate.

Joseph joined City Access New York Board very recently, but had a lot of passion and desire to contribute.  We are going to continue his legacy.

Jonathan Marin selected by NYN Media for their 3rd annual 40 Under 40 Award!

Every year, New York Nonprofit Media recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40, who have made great strides in their career and hold the promise of a bright future. This year they have selected our very own Jonathan Marin! The Class of 2017 Rising Stars was profiled in a print journal and recognized at a breakfast awards ceremony at the Capital Grill in Manhattan.

Journal Profile   |  More Pictures from the Event

From the journal...  

Since 2008, Jonathan Marin has worked with the blind and visually impaired community.

New Vocational Team

City Access New York is honored to introduce our new vocational team.  Welcome Alsanne Ivery, our new vocational coordinator, and Shakenna Stephens, the new job coach.

Holly Bonner – Blind Motherhood and NYS Vision Rehabilitation and Employment Institute.


A big thanks goes to Holly Bonner, the creator of and an inspiring advocate for the visually impaired community, who went out to Albany this month to meet with the NYS Commission for the blind.  As part of her presentation, Holly mentioned City Access New York and the urgency to fund Employment Programs that hold the visually impaired to a higher standard.

Mathew Beidman attends Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Council Luncheon


Day Habilitation participant, Mathew Beidman, attended the Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Council Luncheon at Gargiulo's Restaurant. Mathew enjoyed listening to speeches advocating for people with developmental disabilities.  And he thought the food was great also.

You Shop. Amazon gives.

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AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support City Access New York every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same selection, prices, and experience as you always do on Amazon, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to City Access New York.  All you need to do is follow the link below.

City Access New York, Inc. thanks you for your continued support in helping the visually impaired and developmentally disabled lead a more independent life!

WAY OUT Charitable Foundation for People with Autism

The WAY OUT Charitable Foundation for People with Autism, a non-governmental organization based in Russia, hosted City Access New York and  Museum Access Consortium (MAC) during the first week of December 2015 to provide training and consultation for autism-friendly accommodations and programming at Russia’s museums and to share approaches to life and social skills development for adults with autism.

Human +

Abilities!, a member of the Museum Access Consortium, is a partner in a National Science Foundation-funded project, tentatively titled Human +.  The New York Hall of Science museum is leading the development a new exhibit about how technology is used to expand human abilities.The exhibit will be built at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and will travel to numerous other science museums around the country.  One main focus of the exhibit will be how people with disabilities use a variety of technologies to help narrow the gap between what they want to accomplish and what they are able to do unassisted.