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…]
“Ready for Takeoff” to be viewed by millions of travelers on JetBlue Airways flights.
Thanks to our friends at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and JetBlue, The Viscardi Center is once again the focus of an in-flight video feature playing on the seatbacks of all JetBlue Airways flights during the month of November — reaching millions of flyers across the U.S. Produced by NYIT film students, “Ready for Takeoff” showcases how experiences provided by JetBlue and Viscardi have broadened horizons for students with disabilities at the Henry Viscardi School.
Tony Award-nominated actress Jenn Colella brought Broadway talent to the Reach for a Star Luncheon on Tuesday, April 9 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The annual event raises awareness and vital funds for extracurricular programs and afterschool activities for students with severe physical disabilities at the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center.[Read more…]
Jenn Colella, lead in the hit Broadway musical Come from Away, is slated to perform a selection of songs at the Reach for a Star Luncheon — an annual spring fundraiser that benefits extracurricular and after-school activities for children with severe physical disabilities from the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center — at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Tuesday, April 9. Tony Award-nominated Colella has appeared in several big-name productions over the years, including High Fidelity, Urban Cowboy, Chaplin, and If/Then.[Read more…]