Amy Bittinger, Vice President of Family Support Services at ADAPT Community Network, was recently honored by the Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Council for her advocacy work for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Every year, the Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Council recognizes an individual who has worked tirelessly on behalf of the advocacy needs of individuals with IDD in Brooklyn, and is a role model for others in the field. The Council looks for passion, creativity and inspiration in their honorees, and they couldn’t have picked a more deserving individual.
Amy Bittinger has dedicated her entire career to improving the lives of people with disabilities and advocating on behalf of the disability community in Brooklyn, New York State, and beyond. “My career has been quite varied in three different states over the past 44 years and all of my work has focused on new initiatives and new ways to support families and individuals with disabilities,” says Amy. “One of the best phone calls I ever received was from our CEO, Ed Matthews 27 years ago, when he asked to meet to discuss my interest in working at UCP of NYC. It was undoubtedly the best career decision I have made in my life!”
On behalf of everyone at ADAPT Community Network, we congratulate Amy on her award and thank her for the incredible impact she has had on our community!