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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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Chefs of Long Island – Thank You to Our Supporters!

On behalf of the Life’s WORC Board of Directors, staff and especially the special needs population that we support, we thank the below restaurants and vendors that participated in our Chefs of Long Island food tasting event at The Carltun on Monday, March 12, 2018.  As a result of their generosity, over 500 guests were able to enjoy an incredible array … Continue reading Chefs of Long Island – Thank You to Our Supporters!

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Career Planning Services for High School & College Students

Life’s WORC offers a variety of career and career-preparation opportunities for students looking to make a difference in the lives of people with special needs and autism. Career & College Days/Fairs Guest Speakers Volunteer & Internship Opportunities Mentor Programs   Career & College Days Our expert Human Resources team offers vast knowledge about not only the field of special needs/developmental disabilities, … Continue reading Career Planning Services for High School & College Students

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Customized Employment Update

One of the many services offered by Life’s WORC is our Customized Employment Program , matching people with developmental disabilities or autism with job opportunities, and giving them the support they need to be successful in their roles. One of our recent success stories is possible thanks to Employment Specialist. Samara McCarthy. Samara works with Lyle, a participant in our Customized Employment program, … Continue reading Customized Employment Update

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Life’s WORC Employee Spotlights

Life’s WORC maintains its position as a leader in care and support services thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff. Below are just a few examples of the incredible people on our team.   Community Habilitation Chantal Saba has been a loyal employee since 2009. She has worked with several wonderful people over the many years she has been with … Continue reading Life’s WORC Employee Spotlights

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