Association for the Help of Retarded Children – AHRC

As life members of the AHRC Auxiliary and with loved ones as clients of AHRC we wanted to provide this space to let people know of the good work that this organization does.

Helen Keller once said, “There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” AHRC provides that helping hand to over 3,000 individuals who benefit from the many programs and services they offer.

In the late 1940’s there was no place outside of a state institution for people with mental retardation. A small group of parents, led by Helen Kaplan, banded together to change that and AHRC’s first programs began. They dedicated their life to establishing community-based programs offering opportunities for achievement and acceptance to people who, for the most part, had been routinely relegated to institutions or hidden away at home. It was this determined group, that formed the beginning of AHRC – the organization that has growth throughout Nassau County to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities throughout their lives.

There is an array of opportunities for you to help this organization remain a premier model of success. From volunteer work to auxiliaries, from donations to fun events, you can participate to make the world a better place for those that need you most.

For more information or to sign up, please visit the AHRC Giving Opportunities website at https://www.ahrc.org/tribute