The Henry Viscardi School (HVS) at The Viscardi Center’s Wheelchair Basketball Program hosted its 25th annual Sportsmanship Tournament on December 3, 2016. Several games led up to the final championship round of the day, with the Viscardi Varsity Cougars playing against the competitive Westchester School for Special Children team. The Varsity Cougars claimed victory on their home turf, winning over Westchester 24-14 to receive the first-place trophy.
Archives for 2016
December 1, 2016 – Albertson, NY – The Viscardi Center, a network of non-profit organizations providing a lifespan of services that educate, employ, and empower people with disabilities, today announced the ten recipients of the 2016 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards at a special reception in New York City.
Albertson, NY – November 16, 2016 – Philip L. Blum, Vice President and Senior Counsel at CA Technologies, was appointed to the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center Board of Trustees. Henry Viscardi School educates children with severe physical disabilities who often require life-sustaining medical treatment throughout the day and may otherwise need to receive instruction in their homes or a hospital setting.
The Viscardi Center was the stage for last night’s debate between Republican New York State Senator Jack Martins and Democrat and former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi for the Congressional District 3 seat being vacated by Congressman Steve Israel. The debate, sponsored by The Viscardi Center and AARP, drew close to two hundred residents from the community, primarily seniors and people with disabilities.
September 30 – Christopher Alvarez, who graduated valedictorian from the Henry Viscardi School (HVS) at The Viscardi Center last spring, was one of seven honored by the Town of North Hempstead in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month this week. Councilman Peter Zuckerman selected Alvarez as an exemplary Hispanic-American who has “positively influenced and enriched the North Hempstead community,” and recognized his achievements at Town Hall in front of Supervisor Judi Bosworth and other councilmembers.
Before graduating from the Henry Viscardi School (HVS), the entire 12th grade Media Technology class produced a video about the school, “The School That Love Built,” for submission into the High School Video Festival sponsored by CW Post. It wasn’t long before the clip took first prize in the short documentary category.
In a speech delivered during the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center commencement on June 23, 2016, Senator Jack M. Martins of New York’s Seventh District congratulated the Class of 2016 and urged graduates to continue advocating for their alma mater in the future. His address capped off the 49th graduation ceremony for HVS, a pre-K–age 21 school that meets the academic, medical, and assistive technology needs of students with severe physical disabilities.