By:Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA) Dr.Abbey ,Editor @ Large for World Liberty TV
For Over 50 Years, The Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children, ANIBIC, has been providing services to people with special needs. ANIBIC is dedicated to enabling individuals to reach their potential so that they may live as productively as possible. We encourage integration and inclusion in the community and are committed to a person-centered process as we work to serve consumers and their families.
We offer a broad range of services for children as young as five and throughout adulthood. We understand that people with special needs are people first and that their individual challenges are just part of what makes them special.
ANIBIC serves as an advocate in the areas of education, vocational training, legislation and professional development.
When you join with ANIBIC, you become part of an extended family where people care for one another and provide assistance when necessary. We’re small enough to know your name, but large enough so that people know ours.
Mission Statement: To enhance the lives of children and adults with special needs by providing opportunities to recognize their potential, utilize their strengths, and overcome their challenges.
History: In the late 1950s a small group of parents began to meet. They had recognized that their children had special needs including: socialization, appropriate educational services at all levels, vocational opportunities, and parental support. However, there were no such services and programs available.
This small group, under the leadership of such parents as Mr. and Mrs. Eli Nieman and Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Plotkin, persuaded the Board of Education to open special classes, eventually at all levels. From there, parents started a preschool program and a Saturday play group, originally held at community sites and in finished basements. They trained young adults for Civil Service tests and many still hold such positions. They accomplished these projects without outside funding by holding small fundraising events.
In time, hundreds of parents joined what was then a chapter of the New York State Association for Brain Injured Children (NYABIC). In 1975, we incorporated as an independent organization as ANIBIC, Inc. ANIBIC has become the leading advocate for people with special needs. By the time the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) was established, ANIBIC was ready to move ahead. As funding became available from OPWDD (formerly OMRDD) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, we were able to offer essential programs and services.
As available services evolve so does ANIBIC. We are preparing for the move to managed care and in an ever changing environment we are carefully looking at options to maintain the integrity and the quality of the services we provide.
ANIBIC continues to reach out to families, legislators, community groups and individuals so that they will participate in our intensive efforts to extend and enhance the lives of people with a wide range of special needs and difficult challenges.
The Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children 2nd Annual Taste of Town-2018, had their gala at Terrace on the Park , Flushing, NY. Great opportunity for a night out on the town where you enjoyed the eclectic range of cuisines that Queens and Long Island have to offer, while also supporting ANIBIC, a non-profit organization that provides services for over 800 people with special needs. There will be raffles, silent auctions, and a friendly competition amongst the vendors. Hundreds of people were in attendance.