The Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center held a socially distanced, in-person commencement ceremony for the graduating Class of 2021 on June 24, 2021. The event also recognized graduates from the Class of 2020 who, following the cancellation of last year’s ceremony due to restrictions from the pandemic, finally had the opportunity to experience the pomp and circumstance of a traditional graduation ceremony.[Read more…]
Introducing a new resource for people with disabilities seeking culturally competent oral health care in downstate New York.
Project Accessible Oral Health (PAOH) at The Viscardi Center, a global public-private partnership on a mission to provide equal access to high-quality oral health care for the disability community, is proud to announce the launch of an Accessible Provider Directory spanning the downstate New York area. The directory, which lists 29 accessible dental providers serving children, teens, and adults with a range of disabilities, is now available for download on the PAOH website.[Read more…]
Our President & CEO shares a message about The Viscardi Center’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and opportunity for all.
As a professional with a disability and the President & CEO of an organization focused on empowering children and adults with disabilities, I have dedicated my life and career to challenging the longstanding inequities and unconscious biases that still exist in all areas of our society. These past several weeks have been a devastating wakeup call about the realities of social injustice in the United States.[Read more…]
Albertson, N.Y. (August 14, 2018) — The Viscardi Center — a network of non-profit organizations providing a lifespan of services that educate, employ, and empower people with disabilities — announced on Monday that it has formally named its Albertson-based campus to honor the generosity and leadership of long-time supporters Michael and Jocelyn Pascucci and their family. The campus will now be known as “The Pascucci Family Campus of The Viscardi Center” to commemorate three-generations of commitment.
Commencement speaker Jim Sinocchi, Managing Director of the Office of Disability Inclusion at JPMorgan Chase & Co, and a member of The Viscardi Center’s Board of Directors, had a message to share with Viscardi’s graduating Class of 2018: “We all have a little bit of superhero in us.”
Albertson, NY — Broadway came to Long Island for a musical afternoon in benefit of the Reach for a Star Luncheon, which raised close to $221,000 for vital afterschool programs and extracurricular activities for students with severe physical disabilities at the Henry Viscardi School (HVS) at The Viscardi Center.
Special guest Kara Lindsay, famous for her roles in Newsies, WICKED, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, performed a set of show tunes for a crowd of 450 attendees at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on April 10. At the close of her set, Lindsay sang “Tomorrow” from Annie with several second graders from Viscardi.
On April 10, Henry Viscardi School alumna Rachel Gross served as the keynote speaker at the 36th annual Reach for a Star Luncheon, which raises vital funds for extracurricular clubs and activities that enrich the lives of students with severe physical disabilities. Gross, who currently studies public relations and civic engagement at Hofstra University, discussed the many programs and services available at Viscardi that afforded her the opportunity to develop new skills, build up her confidence, and spend time with friends — just like other kids her age.