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Life’s WORC Response to COVID-19 Concerns

Updates as of 3/20/2020: Life’s WORC is currently operating with a limited staff.  All Day Habilitation and Respite programs are currently closed. To reach our office call 516-741-9000 and use the new extensions listed below: HR & Benefits please press 1 and then extension 3100 Finance please press 1 and then extension 3400 Trust Services please press 1 and then … Continue reading Life’s WORC Response to COVID-19 Concerns

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Resources to Help a Loved One with Special Needs Understand COVID-19

  How to Explain COVID-19 to a Loved One   Webcomic exploring the COVID-19 outbreak https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus   Tips on Being Home with Your Child During the COVID-19 Outbreak https://www.donnathielepc.com/on-my-mind/2020/3/15/tips-for-being-home-with-your-child-in-the-time-of-covid-19-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR0OBwcABmZUZKliBcK4U5fuECQwNpeqPd8rZgveYrQTMbu_WJOmc3h5RJ4   Social Story Explaining the COVID-19 Outbreak https://www.flipsnack.com/KeshetChicago/coronavirus-social-story/full-view.html?fbclid=IwAR2IW9lzCEmIvh6F_OtDdX1rGxvLpKRsC0yh92tjdccQVwLIPk_kG6J1yYk   Coping Guides & Strategies Fighting boredom The following listing was compiled from various sources online. https://abilitiesmanitoba.org/docs/covid19-information-resources/fighting-boredom/   CDC Resource on Helping Children Cope with Stress, includes … Continue reading Resources to Help a Loved One with Special Needs Understand COVID-19

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2020 Essay Contest Applications Open

The Life’s WORC Family Center for Autism, in partnership with The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2020 Essay Contest! Students in grades 9 to 12 enrolled in public or private schools in Nassau or Suffolk counties as well as Queens have competed for the $4,000 first-place prize, $3,000 second-place award or $2,000 third-place winner. Essays addressed … Continue reading 2020 Essay Contest Applications Open

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WORCing News: 2019 A Look Back

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Lifes WORC and The Family Center For Autism Hold Annual Gala

Lifes WORC and The Family Center For Autism Hold Annual Gala

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It’s DSP Appreciation Week!

  At Life’s WORC, we love our DSPs. They truly are the backbone of our organization and we look forward each year to celebrate their hard work and dedication to the people we support. Their patience, kindness, and dedication always seems effortless and does not always get the recognition it deserves, so we believe this week of appreciation is warranted … Continue reading It’s DSP Appreciation Week!

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2019 Essay Contest – Winners!

The Life’s WORC Family Center for Autism, in partnership with The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Essay Contest! Students in grades 9 to 12 enrolled in public or private schools in Nassau or Suffolk counties as well as Queens have competed for the $4,000 first-place prize, $3,000 second-place award or $2,000 third-place … Continue reading 2019 Essay Contest – Winners!

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Summer Camp Assistance Program

Summer Camp Assistance Program Download the application here!  Life’s WORC Trust Services is proud to announce that we are offering financial assistance for people with special needs to attend camp this summer. This assistance is available for any person with a disability who wishes to attend a camp program. An application is required that documents the person’s disability and the need for financial support. … Continue reading Summer Camp Assistance Program

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2019 Essay Contest

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 have competed for the $4,000 first-place prize, $3,000 second-place award or $2,000 third-place … Continue reading 2019 Essay Contest

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We Love Our DSPs!

In recognition of the amazing support staff here at Life’s WORC, we go a step beyond the traditional DSP Week and celebrate DSP Month! Below are some examples of the outstanding support professionals we have the pleasure of working with, who go above and beyond to care for the people we support.   Filomena Residence Vaughn Thomas: Vaughn comes to … Continue reading We Love Our DSPs!

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