Several members of the New York Mets and more than a dozen other professional athletes mingled with attendees at The Viscardi Center’s Celebrity Sports Night fundraising event on May 18, helping the organization to raise $2 million in support of the enhancement and expansion of programs and services for people with disabilities.
With cheers from classmates, parents, faculty, and staff, the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center’s annual Senior Awards Assembly individually honored students from the Class of 2017 for their academic, social, and extracurricular accomplishments made throughout the school year.
A member of the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center board of trustees was honored by the Council for Exceptional Children at the CEC 2017 Convention in Boston on April 20, 2017. Dr. Adine Usher, nominated by fellow board member Dr. Joan Crockett, was bestowed the Joan Wald Baker Award by the Division of Physical, Health and Multiple Disabilities for demonstrating exemplary advocacy and educational practice in the field of physical and health disabilities.
The Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center — a traditional K-12 (up to age 21) school that provides an accessible education setting for students with severe physical disabilities — named Angelo Zegarelli as its new Head of School.
Albertson, N.Y.— The 35th Annual Reach for a Star Luncheon, presented by Americana Manhasset, delivered a “wicked” good time in benefit of students with severe physical disabilities at the Henry Viscardi School (HVS) at The Viscardi Center.
Special guest Jennifer DiNoia, who plays Elphaba in the long-running musical Wicked on Broadway, performed “Defying Gravity” and several other songs at the fundraiser, which drew 500 attendees to the Crest Hollow Country Club on April 4, 2017. The event raised over $280,000 to be directed toward afterschool programs and extracurricular activities at the Henry Viscardi School.
A student from the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center has been recognized with a national 2017 Yes I Can Award Nomination by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) as part of its annual convention on April 21 in Boston. Twelve-year-old Kiley McDonnell was nominated by occupational therapist Jennifer Noronha, PhD, OTR/L, for her outstanding achievement in school and within the community.
The Viscardi Center launched the first in a series of videos aimed at educating lawmakers on the detrimental effects cuts to Medicaid may have on people with disabilities. The video, “Meet Dylan. Then, Say NO to Medicaid Cuts,” urges lawmakers to refrain from making cuts by visually showing the affect the cuts may have and how the equipment and supports Medicaid provides assist people with disabilities in their daily lives.
A student from the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center has been recognized with a national 2017 Yes I Can Award Nomination by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) as part of its annual convention on April 21 in Boston. Samuel Tavarez was nominated by occupational therapist Jennifer Noronha, PhD, OTR/L, for his outstanding achievement in school and within the community.