New home for people with intellectual, developmental disabilities now open in Yonkers

CP Unlimited has more than 100 homes just like the one in Yonkers throughout Manhattan and the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Nov 18, 2023, 12:29 AM

Updated 152 days ago

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There's now a house in Yonkers where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can live.
CP Unlimited has more than 100 homes just like the one in Yonkers throughout Manhattan and the Hudson Valley.
There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the home in Yonkers.
Cristina Shih's 23-year-old son, Martin, is one of the four young men who has lived in the house since it opened in September. He has cerebral palsy, autism, ADHD and is visually impaired.
"We had to just create a world that adapts to his needs, instead of making him adapt to the world," Shih says.
The home will care for Martin when Shih is no longer around and continue to make sure he is OK. The home meant to be his forever home and so much more.
"We work with the family and the person supported to come up with the goals. Depending on the person, their goals can be self-care like showering, getting ready, it could be learning how to make your bed, it could be something more advanced, learning how to cook, how to manage your money," says Penny Pagliaro, executive director of CP Unlimited.


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