About the ADAPT Network Chapter
ADAPT Community Network, formerly known as the UCP of NYC Chapter, came into being when we signed our first contracts in June 2003. Our chapter has grown and we now have 1,000 members in five bargaining units (Lawrence Avenue, Flushing Avenue, West 154 St., the Residences and the Manhattan Children's Program) across more than 40 work sites. We represent teachers, teacher assistants, direct care workers, clinicians, and other support staff in ADAPT Community Network's school, Article 16 clinic, adult day programs and residential sites in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. Our members work round the clock with cognitively and physically challenged children and adults, teaching them the academic and adaptive skills they need to be independent as possible while assisting them with essential activities of daily living. ADAPT Community Network is served by the UFT Brooklyn borough office under the supervision of UFT Secretary Howard Schoor, who led the organizing drive and contract negotiations since our inception.