Episode Summary

We sat down with Fredrick Erlich, who is a founder and CEO of Living Resources, a not-for-profit health and human services agency has helped over 5,000 people with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and brain injuries throughout the Capital Region of New York State.

Episode Notes

Fredrick W. Erlich is a founder and CEO of Living Resources, a not-for-profit health and human services agency has helped over 5,000 people with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and brain injuries throughout the Capital Region of New York State. Earlier in his career he served as Assistant Director for Program Development for the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities and Executive Director for the NYS Chapter of National Society for Autistic Children. Mr. Erlich holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, masters in Social Welfare, and Masters in Business Administration from the State University at Albany. He was named as a Distinguished Alumni. He served as an adjunct professor at the School of Business to teach human resource and organizational management classes.

Among the list of awards received, he is most proud of: • 2019 Annual Elder Law Forum Panelist, June 2019 • The 2019 Champion of Character Award for Business and Community Leadership, The Academy for Character Education • Anschel Weiss Community Builder Award – Jewish Family Services NENY • The 2016 Excellence in Public Service Award from the University at Albany Alumni Association • The 2011 Tech Valley Chamber of Commerce Not-for-Profit Agency of the Year for a service with more than 75 employees from the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce • The “2010 Achievement Award” as the best not-for-profit of the year from the Business Review • The “Leadership Award in Promoting Employment” from the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities • The Hudson Valley Community College “Lifetime Achievement” Award • The Bishop Hubbard Award for promoting and creating services for people with disabilities • The “Civic Leadership Award” from the Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges • The “Ed Roberts Advocacy Award” from the Center for Independence of the Capital Region • The “Visionary in the Field of Aging and Disabilities Award” from the Capital Area Consortium on Aging and Disabilities

About the Show

The Social Workers Radio Talk Show airs live on UAlbany's WCDB 90.9FM in Albany, NY. Our mission is to use the medium of radio to educate and enlighten our university and extended communities about social work trends and current practices provided by social workers.

The Social Workers Radio Talk Show was conceived as a unique opportunity for the University at Albany's School of Social Welfare students to explore media opportunities in radio hosting, production and prep.

Hosted by Dr. Eric Hardiman and Alyssa Lotmore, LMSW.