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In-depth stories, multimedia and slide shows from Astor.

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Astor's PDI and CDI Program

September 2017 Read more…

Astor's Parent Directed Interaction (PDI) and Child Directed Interaction (CDI) Program teaches parents and caregivers how to interact with your child in a positive way.


KaBoom! A New Playground for Bronx Preschoolers

October 5, 2017 Read more…

Staff from Astor, the Walt Disney Company, and KaBOOM!, and scores of community volunteers join forces to build a new KaBOOM playground for preschoolers in Astor's Bronx program for kids with special cognitive and behavioral needs.


Dr. Renee Fillette named Athena Honoree

September 20, 2016 Read more…

Chosen by a committee composed of the past three years’ honorees, Athena awards are given to individuals demonstrated strengths in career excellence and leadership, community volunteer involvement and willingness to serve as a mentor.


Dr. Rod DiMotta Named for Cause Awards by NYNonprofit Media

October 2016 Read more…

New York Nonprofit Media presents the first ever Cause Awards 2016: honoring individuals, agencies, and philanthropists who this year have made a major impact on the most pressing human services issues of New York's nonprofit sector. Dr. Rod DiMotta is one of these recipients.


Astor Welcomes Pope Francis

June 2015 Read more…

In honor of his visit to the U.S., Astor staff members and children joined together to give a warm welcome to Pope Francis by sharing a message of charity.