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Special Needs Job Expo Success

Life’s WORC, along with FREE, ACLD, Skills Unlimited, and TRI hosted a Job Expo on Friday June 8, 2018, at Farmingdale State College. More than people registered to attend the event, and it was wonderful to see so many people at Life’s WORC take advantage of the workshops and forum. The keynote speaker was from John’s Crazy Socks, and I … Continue reading Special Needs Job Expo Success

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A Day at the Ballpark

On May 1, 2018, Darryl, Adam and John from our West 129th Street residence in Manhattan visited to Citi Field to see the New York Mets play against the Atlanta Braves. They were accompanied by Asst. Manager Michael Mallette, along with staff members Monique Downing and Shaquita Ringo. They had a great time and enjoyed eating ice cream and french fries. John purchased a hat … Continue reading A Day at the Ballpark

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Day Habilitation Staff Awards

Everyone at Life’s WORC would like to congratulate Norma Miller and Dashawn Wiley, members of our Day Habilitation team, for receiving the New York State Association of Day Service Provider ( NYSADSP ) NYC and LI Direct Support Award. Norma works at our Old Bethpage Day Habilitation and Dashawn works at the Family Center for Autism-based Day Habilitation.  We are very honored to … Continue reading Day Habilitation Staff Awards

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2018 Essay Contest Winners Announced

The Life’s WORC Family Center for Autism, in partnership with The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Essay Contest! Students in grades 9 to 12 enrolled in public or private schools in Nassau or Suffolk counties as well as Queens are competed for the $4,000 first-place prize, $3,000 second-place award or $2,000 third-place … Continue reading 2018 Essay Contest Winners Announced

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Spring Staff Spotlights

With work on developing new homes, programs and initiatives keeping us busy this spring, everyone at Life’s WORC has been working hard to support not just our residents and participants, but each other. Here are just a few highlights: Medicaid Service Coordination During the transition process as Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) begins to change over to Care Coordination, Danielle Wellington, Assistant Director … Continue reading Spring Staff Spotlights

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Nursing Spotlight

At Life’s WORC, our dedicated nursing staff is critical to the success of our organization, as well as the health and safety of every single person we support. Their commitment to excellence and attention to detail is integral to our screening and intake process, proper placement in a suitable home, coordination of healthcare and oversight during illness or injury or … Continue reading Nursing Spotlight

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Supporting Justin’s Success

At Life’s WORC we are proud to offer a wide variety of services to support people with developmental disabilities and autism, and to help ensure that they live their most meaningful life. A perfect example of how these programs and services combine for success is Justin. As a participant of the East Rockaway Day Habilitaiton program since 2011 and the … Continue reading Supporting Justin’s Success

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Advocates WORCing for Life

Advocates WORCing for Life is a group of people from various Life’s WORC programs who regularly meet to address the rights, interest and concerns for people with developmental disabilities and the importance of speaking up for and representing themselves as self-advocates. Group president Camille Tyson recently had the exciting opportunity to take part in the New York Institute for Self-Advocacy … Continue reading Advocates WORCing for Life

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Prepared for Success

Over the past few months Malik has been participating in the Discovery program atLife’s WORC. He been going on job interviews and training at different locations. To enhance this, the staff at his Day Habilitation program also assisted in preparing him for an interview by providing him with sample interview questions and how to respond to them. This past week … Continue reading Prepared for Success

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Winter Activities and Accomplishments

This winter has been a busy one for our Day Habilitation programs! Garden City Our Garden City program recently participated in the Self Advocacy Conference hosted by FREE to learn more about individual rights and advocating for themselves. Everyone had a great time!   Recently two groups participated in a presentation with professors from NYIT School of Management Joshua Bienstock … Continue reading Winter Activities and Accomplishments

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