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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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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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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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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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Winter Employee Spotlights

“Neither snow nor rain, nor heat nor gloom of night” may be part of the Post Office’s motto, but it applies to the dedicated staff at Life’s WORC as well! This winter was quite a snowy one, creating challenges for travel, excursions, maintaining homes and property, yet our team not only met the wintry challenges head on – they went … Continue reading Winter Employee Spotlights

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Town Recognition

This winter, one of the participants in our Old Bethpage Day Habilitation program was recognized by the Town of Hempstead for his outstanding performance in the Winter Special Olympics as a member of the men’s floor hockey team. Brendan was one of the first young men to attend the Old Bethpage program when it first began in 2008.  Heworked very … Continue reading Town Recognition

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Celebrations and Exciting Outings!

This March, residents in our 41 homes enjoyed a variety of activities, outings and celebrations. Below are a few highlights!   Islip Terrace On March 12 a group of residents from our Islip Terrace home had an incredible day out. First stop was riding go carts – everyone had a great time! The competition was fierce – but friendly – … Continue reading Celebrations and Exciting Outings!

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