Feature Stories

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

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Healing Power of Horses

May 1, 2018 Read more…

Healing Power of Horses – How horses helped Harry Brown, a former Astor resident, lead his best life. Astor Family Magazine Spring 2018

Healing Through Play

May 1, 2018 Read more…

Play is a way for children to explore and learn about the world. It is understood that the language skills of a very young child are often beyond what they can verbally express. It is a natural thing for children to pick up toys, and toys become their words.

Cardinal Dolan Visits Astor Services

May 10, 2018 Read more…

Cardinal Dolan Visits Astor Services

A Good Start in Life

September 2017 Read more…

A Good Start in Life

Unified as a Family

September 2017 Read more…

Astor offers services for children with mental health needs and support for parents.

Astor Services - Team Work

September 2017 Read more…

Parents and staff working together to create successful outcomes for children.

Astor Services – A Noble Mission to Support

September 2017 Read more…

Learn about Astor and hear from a parent, board members and Jim McGuirk, Astor's President and CEO

Astor Services - Why I Got Involved

September 2017 Read more…

Meet Kate Kortbus and learn why she got involved with Astor to become Chair of The Children’s Foundation of Astor Board.

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.

2016-17 School Age Day Treatment Smart Schools Bond Act Preliminary Investment Plan

January 2, 2018 Read more…

Smart Schools Bond Act funds would improve learning and opportunity for students with disabilities by funding capital projects to improve access to the Internet, purchase devices and for investment in certain classroom spaces.

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.

The Tina Show - Interview with Dr. James McGuirk, Ph.D.

May 22, 2017 Read more…

Astor Services is interviewed by Pawling Public Radio.

An Interview With Jamila Codrington about Mental Health Awareness

May 5, 2017 Read more…

An interview with Dr. Codrington of Astor Services about Mental Health.

2016-17 Astor Learning Center (Residential) Smart Schools Bond Act Preliminary Investment Plan

April 28, 2017 Read more…

The Smart Schools Bond Act funds will serve to update the wireless infrastructure in the Astor Learning Center, as well as to provide teaching and learning technology that supports 21st century standards.

Pay attention to the mental health of children

April 24, 2017 Read more…

…19 percent of Hispanic students in grades 9-12 report having seriously considered attempting suicide and 11 percent have made a suicide attempt?

Jeffrey Dean Morgan helping renovate Astor in Rhinebeck

April 11, 2017 Read more…

Morgan and Burton are continuing to immerse themselves in the community fabric of northern Dutchess County through a renovation project they are coordinating at Astor Services for Children & Families in Rhinebeck.

Songs of Legendary Singer, Peggy Lee, Featured During Astor Services for Children & Families’ Seventh Annual Cabaret Fund-Raiser

February 4, 2017 Read more…

A special benefit Cabaret performance with Stacy Sullivan featuring the music of Peggy Lee. To Benefit Astor Services.

Astor Services Programming by Catholic Charities of NY

1/17/2017 Read more…

Astor Services informational video by Catholic Charities of NY.

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.