LSA Early-Intervention Program

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Little Sisters of the Assumption Health Services

Attorney Gregory Shanaphy has been admitted to the bar in New Jersey and the United States District Court. Currently a vice president at UBS, a banking and finance company in New York, NY, Greg Shanaphy is involved in community support through his fundraising efforts at Little Sisters of the Assumption Health Services (LSA). The LSA runs an early-intervention program.

The LSA Early-Intervention Program is designed for children aged two or younger who are developmentally delayed or disabled. The program is open to children diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other conditions that give rise to developmental delays. Children without a diagnosis but experiencing developmental delays are also eligible for the program should their delays be classified as serious.

Early-intervention services are offered in environments best suited for the child such as at home, at a daycare, or at the LSA Family Health Services center. The programs are aimed at providing family health services such as: psychological and multidisciplinary assessments, service coordination, speech therapy, language therapy, occupational and physical therapy, and other assistance. All services are offered at no cost to the parents.

The Early-Intervention Program is provided by New York City’s Bureau of Early Intervention. Parents who suspect their children have developmental issues can reach out to the NYC Bureau of Early Intervention by dialing 311 to schedule an examination for their child. Only children referred by this New York City bureau are eligible for the intervention program.


An Overview of LSA Family Health Service’s Programs

Since 2007, Gregory Shanaphy has served as a vice president with UBS, with a focus on investments, wealth advising, and other wealth-planning strategies. Greg Shanaphy also has experience with Merrill Lynch and AXA Advisors. A member of several charities, Gregory Shanaphy is a fundraiser and supporter of Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service (LSA).

Officially organized in the El Barrio region of East Harlem in 1958, Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service has roots in the area that extend back to 1891. A nonprofit organization, it is dedicated to helping East Harlem residents with all areas of family health, from educational and physical needs to emotional and spiritual dimensions through its mix of home- and center-based programs.

Many of the organization’s programs incorporate an element of home visits, which helps those in need find stability and form relationships they cannot form through center-based programs alone. Along with family and environmental services, LSA sponsors youth programs such as Education and Youth, an after-school service for students struggling with English and math, and Early Intervention, which helps treat infants and toddlers with developmental issues. With its strategic, measurable goals, LSA works with partners throughout the city to ensure the care families receive improves every year.

Upcoming Spring Events for the Irish Business Organization of NY

Based in New York, Gregory Shanaphy is a wealth advisor with more than a decade of experience in wealth management. In addition to his career in investments, Gregory Shanaphy spent nine years in the law profession. In spite of his demanding career, he still makes time to participate in a large number of professional and community organizations. Among the professional groups of which Greg Shanaphy is a member is the Irish Business Organization of New York (IBO). The IBO hosts and participates in a variety of events throughout the year, including upcoming events like the 2015 Concern Spring Run in April as well as the 2015 IBO Golf Classic in May.

The Concern Spring Run will be held April 11 in New York City’s Central Park, in conjunction with the U.S. chapter of the international organization, Concern Worldwide, Inc. The run/walk event lasts four miles, with an expected crowd of more than 1,300 working to raise money for fighting poverty for Concern Worldwide. The IBO will assemble a team to participate.

Additionally, the IBO will be hosting its annual golf tournament, the IBO Golf Classic. Held at Pelham Bay Split Rock Golf Course in the Bronx, the tournament will take place May 4. IBO members have the option of serving on the 2015 event committee for the Golf Classic.

The IBO is a non-profit organization founded in 1973 that represents the community of Irish business professionals in New York and surrounding areas. Through the organization, members can enjoy networking opportunities and social events, and enhance their careers through numerous programs and seminars. For more, visit

How to fix our Congress!!!


Salary of retired US Presidents . . . . . . . . . . . $180,000 FOR LIFE

Salary of House/Senate members . . . . . . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE This is stupid

Salary of Speaker of the House . . . . . . . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE This is really stupid

Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders . . . . . . . . $193,400 FOR LIFE Ditto last line

Average Salary of a teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40,065

Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . . . . . . $38,000

I think we found where the cuts should be made! 

Warren Buffet, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2013

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective12/1/13. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.

Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.


Congressional dysfunction by Gregory Shanaphy

Congressional dysfunctional is at an all time high. By Gregory Shanaphy

Congress is polarized, Republicans aren’t a governing party anymore, Democrats lack spines, everyone is beholden to corporate interests, and the open source world is changing how politicians interact with their constituents.Every so often, Congress, frustrated and angry that the public bears them so much ill-will, decides to remind us that their inability to get stuff done is our fault.We’re the ones who elected them. We’re the ones who keep voting for them. We’re the ones who demand that they sacrifice principles for expediency. Allegedly. But we don’t really pay attention to Congress, because they don’t do much, and when they do, it’s often comical.

Truth be told, the Senate can solve its problems. Its members just choose not to.

To that end , We’ve always known that most Americans have grown tired of their representatives in Washington,D.C., but a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows their disaffection hitting new highs.A stunning 83 percent now disapprove of the job Congress is doing, which is an all-time high in the survey. In addition, 57 percent would vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress if given the option.President Obama doesn’t escape the disdain of Americans either. His approval rate is now just 45 percent, it’s lowest level since the August 2011 debt-ceiling fight, which wounded nearly every politician.

When asked to explain why they don’t like what’s going on in the nation’s capital, survey respondents cite the following:

1. Gridlock and the inability for lawmakers to get anything done.
2. The middle-class being ignored.
3. President Obama’s policies and leadership.

And, of course, there’s a big political divide in these highly polarized times: Democrats and independents point to congressional gridlock as the chief culprit, while Republicans blame the president.

If you’re looking for next year’s midterm elections to “break the fever,” as President Obama famously once said, don’t hold out much hope. Voters are evenly split between which party they want to control Congress, 44 percent to 44 percent.

Gregory Shanaphy’s Golf Tips: Increasing Power

A skilled golfer, Gregory Shanaphy helps amateur golfers develop the skills critical to success. One of the most difficult skills to master, explains Greg Shanaphy, is the ability to produce a great deal of power. Many golfers do not understand how to create torque with their bodies, which they can then transfer to their swing for an extra boost. A simple way to generate extra power involves a simple twist of the hips. When players swing, they typically keep their hips level, as if they are in a barrel. Unfortunately, this technique limits the power of a swing. Instead, golfers should turn their hips parallel to the target line during the backswing and then move at a diagonal on the downswing. In other words, they would bring their right hip down toward the target instead of simply twisting back to the normal position.

This diagonal rotation separates the upper body from the lower body and allows a sort of whip-crack action at impact by using energy from the entire upper body rather than just the arms. In addition to generating extra power, this technique can also help fix pulls and slices for golfers who struggle with these common problems.

G. Shanaphy 2010 Mulderbosch review

2010 Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc review G. Shanaphy


A bright lemon-green colour with a pronounced nose of citrus, lemon zest, green fig and black current leaves all held together by an intriguing floral note, The nose is very light and elegant with just enough a hint of herbal grassiness to tell us it is Sauvignon. There is a light floral component with the lemon and other citrus. The passion fruit, grapefruit, lemon/lime, pear, fig and other tropical fruits are bathed in an herbal, less than medium bodied zesty package. The fruit is lifted and expressive while still soft and elegant. Does not fall into either the Old World, or New World category. Very enjoyable, and a nice change of pace. I would sip this alone, slightly chilled, One of my favorite SA Western Cape Sauvignon Blancs under $20.