LIFESTYLES FOR THE DISABLED INC

Rating: 4.94 stars   102 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Job Training, Human Services

Location: 930 Willowbrook Rd Bldg 12G Staten Island NY 10314 USA

Mission: The mission of Lifestyles for the Disabled is to provide quality learning experiences that will enable all consumers regardless of their present disabilities to become productive members of society and live their lives with dignity and as independently as possible.
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Rating: 5 stars  

a co-worker of mine, Michael Romano, his brother Frankie attends LIFESTYLES. From what I ehar Frankie loves the program, looks forward to it, and he hopes to stay there as long as he can.

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A co-worker of mine, Michael Romano, his brother Frankie attends lifestyles. The program is helping him very much with his social skills in life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My friend Frankie attends Lifestyles and I can see how much of an improvement it has made in his socialization skills.

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My brother, Frankie Romano, attends LIFESTYLES. My mother is very pleased that she chose that program for him as he is just as happy being there. He looks forward to it in the morning, spending the two late nights a week with the program, and hopes to stay there as long as he can.

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seeing how happy my brother is.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to help more fundraising.

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Rating: 5 stars  

my brother frankie loves lifestyles. he looks forward to going to 'work' everyday. its a program that helps a wide range of disabilities and my brother is really benefiting from it.

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seeing how much my brother has gained from this program.

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try to spread the word about lifestlyes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

i can't begin to tell you how wonderful this organization is; my two autistic sons-21 and 23 yrs old both attend the lifestyles program daily.if it wasn't for this caring,respectful,professional organization,my wife and i would be at a complete loss for how we could provide a dignified,valuable place in society for our two boys.a dedicated staff,along with an extremely resourceful and professional and truly loving administration is what separates this organization from the rest.strong administration on the front end ends up setting the standards for the staff as to what the children and adult consumers get at the back end and i can unequivocally state that this nonprofit is a clear winner;i am unable to craft in words how lucky we are to have someplace like this for our two boys who both love going to lifestyles each and every day-God bless them all !

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my daily interactions with administration and staff

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide them with further funding to provide respite and recreational services for these adults and teens ,who don't get enough as it is.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son has been a part of Lifestyles for the last 5 years and we are blessed to be a part of this program. It has offered him an opportunitity to gain self confidence and learn to live and work independently. The staff are so wonderful and caring. We could not ask for a better environment.
He has learned skills to care for himself and the program focuses on the individual. It also allows him to socialize and develop self esteem.
There is nothing better for our son and we are so happy with his progress.

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In watching my son go to school every day with a smile and knowin ghe is cared for as a whole person has made our son grow up and mature. We have watched him learn a job skill and learn to care for himself. We know that when he graduates he has been taught to be well rounded. They took a shy, very introverted young man and have given him the skills to be social and productive.

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No changes to the program - but would work harder to gain more money and grants to insure the contineued success of the activities

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Rating: 5 stars  

Lifestyles is a great place to nurture and help the disabled grow to their full potential. The consumers work in an atmosphere of love and understanding. Each person is known to the staff by their first name and their individual uniqueness. It's a pleasure to spend the day at Lifestyles and watch how happy the consumers are and how proud they are of what they're doing. Lifestyles is a very special place!

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the progress my son has made since starting the program

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more funding for Lifestyles so more people could benefit from this experience.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What an amazing program. It has helped with people i care about and love. We need more programs like this in the world. Thank U!!!!

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make more organizations like this one

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Rating: 5 stars  

my son frankie is a participant of lifestyles. it is the best thing that has ever happened to him. he loves being there! there are so many wonderful programs - it would be impossible not to find something to enjoy doing and learning from. the recent addition of the radio/media program is awesome. the staff members are so caring and they really understand each individual's needs. they are so approachable and the communication between staff and family is great. it truly is the best program on staten island and i believe i have seen them all.

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seeing how my son is thriving, making friends, and learning life skills.

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like to help in any way i can.

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