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More First Aid Certifications!
After the great success of the winter program , this May even more of our Day Habilitation programs participated in a First Aid and CPR Certification program. With the assistance of accomplished trainer Stephen and his father, Day Hab participants from around Long Island have had the opportunity to take this special training course, and we are thrilled to congratulate all of them … Continue reading More First Aid Certifications!Learn More
30th Annual Geraldo Rivera Golf & Tennis Classic
Just like its 29 predecessors, the 30th Anniversary Geraldo Rivera Golf & Tennis Classic did not disappoint. This year’s event, held on May 11 in Locust Valley, was an incredible day of golf, tennis, lunch and card games followed by a fantastic cocktail reception, dinner and silent auction. Another sold-out event for Life’s WORC and The Family Center for Autism , we couldn’t have done it … Continue reading 30th Annual Geraldo Rivera Golf & Tennis ClassicLearn More
Celebrating Success – Four Life’s WORC Program Participants Honored
On April 25, 2017, The Queens Council on Developmental Disabilities recognized this year’s honorees at the Celebrating Success event, held at QCP in Jamaica. Life’s WORC was thrilled to nominate four people whose successes over the last year were nothing short of inspiring. Please read below to learn more about their incredible stories. Stephen Over the last few years, Stephen struggled with his speech. He wanted … Continue reading Celebrating Success – Four Life’s WORC Program Participants HonoredLearn More
2017 Chefs of Long Island
Thank you to all of the restaurants, vendors, volunteers, contributors, board members and staff who helped to make the 2017 Chefs of Long Island a success! With over 450 attendees at the sold-out tasting event, held March 28 at The Carltun at Eisenhower Park, and food from amazing restaurants across Long Island, tasty beverages and incredible raffle prizes, there was truly something … Continue reading 2017 Chefs of Long IslandLearn More
Life’s WORC The Family Center for Autism Rings Closing Bell
On Friday, April 21, representatives from Life’s WORC and The Family Center for Autism, along with our generous supporter Justin Resnick, were invited to join the New York Cosmos soccer team in New York City to ring the Nasdaq closing bell in honor of Autism Awareness Month. This special event was a precursor to the Cosmos’ game against the Jacksonville Armada FC the following … Continue reading Life’s WORC The Family Center for Autism Rings Closing BellLearn More
Then One Day… Brian Asks Albany to #bFair2DirectCare
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who supported the #bFair2DirectCare initiative! On March 28, Governor Cuomo approved $55 million for the #bFair2DirectCare effort. Click here to watch the video. Recently Brian, a resident in one of our homes, and his Direct Support Professional, Bobby, traveled to Albany to meet with legislators and learn more about the #bFair2DirectCare campaign. It was a truly enlightening and inspiring … Continue reading Then One Day… Brian Asks Albany to #bFair2DirectCareLearn More
2017 Essay Contest – Winners Announced!
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Life’s WORC and The Family Center for Autism essay contest, sponsored by Life’s WORC , The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation and Schneps Communications . All ninth through twelfth grade students currently enrolled at a public or private school in Queens, Nassau or Suffolk Counties were eligible to participate. More than 90 essays were submitted. This year’s essay question was: … Continue reading 2017 Essay Contest – Winners Announced!Learn More
Thank You to our Generous Supporters
Life’s WORC and The Family Center for Autism would like to recognize the hard work and generosity of our major donors over the last few months. During the last quarter of 2016, two of our supporters truly went above and beyond. Our Charity Champions: Joel Levine and Mario Dell’Aera Jr. Joel Levine, along with his wife Debbie and their three … Continue reading Thank You to our Generous SupportersLearn More
Then One Day… Residents Walk for the First Time
Some residents in Life’s WORC’s many homes throughout Manhattan, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties have physical challenges that ordinarily would keep them wheelchair-bound, unable to walk on their own. Through our person-centered approach, we strive to help all residents achieve their personal goals and live the most rewarding life possible. It is through the hard work of our staff and … Continue reading Then One Day… Residents Walk for the First TimeLearn More
Winter Programs Update
Recently, participants in our Day Habilitation program spent the day learning the proper techniques to perform CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver on children and adults, and we are proud to announce that they are all now CPR Certified. Congratulations!Learn More