LIFESTYLES FOR THE DISABLED INC

Rating: 4.94 stars   99 reviews

Address:

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.

Programs:

Day habilitation program:(serving developmentally disabled adults 21 years and older). Provides assistance to program participants through the acquisition, retention and improvement of self help, socialization and adaptive skills. These services are delivered in a non-residential setting separate from the person's home residence. Service program participants are rendered in the following program areas: full service cafe, commercial green house, fully functioning transition house, commercial laundry center, craftsmanship workshop, computer training center, on-line radio station, and in the surrounding community (via community beautification, fitness, office cleaning and housekeeping programs). The additional sub-programs that operate out of these areas are the following: senior leisure, multi environmental experiences (mee) serving our seniors (sos), "zumba fitness", mentoring program (mit), music appreciation, pet therapy, recreational swimming, etc. Day habilitation operates year round, monday - through - friday (excluding holidays,9am-3pm).

respite waiver program: (serving developmentally disabled adults 21 years and older. ) provides program participants with the opportunity to have fun while building needed social communication and adl skills with their peers in a variety of settings in the community. Examples of such outings include: attending local sporting events, visiting local cultural venues, etc. Additional extensive opportunities are afforded to program participants on weekends that include trips to the following states: p

medicaid service coordination: (serving developmentally disabled individuals of all ages)assists program participants with navigating the medicaid system and accessing needed services. Program participants and their families are given access to service coordination to ensure that valued outcomes are established and objectives achieved. Qualified medicaid serive coordinators use a person-centered approach to develop, implement and maintain an individualized service plan(isp). The medicaid service

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Lifestyles for the Disabled is a fantastic organization. I admire their courage, leadership, and generous hearts.

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Lifestyles for the Disabled on Staten Island is a program worthy of acknowledgement. The administrators and staff truly are professional and caring towards all...clear on their mission and do so with integrity and enthusiam..

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I see how dedicated the staff are and how they care

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just tell others,, help raise funds,

 
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My friend's mom works with special needs adults, not at lifestyles, but she supports the Lifestyles for the disabled program and believes in the abilities of all individuals. thanks for doing something so special that we all can benefit from.

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in knowing how caring people help others reach their potential..

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just tell others and help raise funds however possible so the programs can continue

 
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I admire Lifestyles for the Disabled and all that they stand for. I feel this is a one of a kind program and non-profit. The minute I listened to the program and found out about the organization, I was instantly touched and had complete and utter respect for the volunteers and all of the work that the group does. We need to see more organizations such as LFTD. They really are making a difference and focusing on a group that does not receive as much attention as other non-profit organizations (e.i. breast cancer).

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Viewing and seeing what they do.

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Get their name out in the public more.

 
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A very close friend of mine's son, Frankie, participates in this program. Since he has belonged to this group, with its dedicated leaders, his life has become more fulfilled. Lifestyles has opened up a new world to Frankie. He now enjoys his every day experiences and has developed true friendships. He is not only learning new things, like the radio program that he enjoys so much, but is also learning skills to help him succeed in life.

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seeing my friend, Frankie, enjoying it so much.

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hope for public awareness of this program and grants to fund it.

 
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My friend Chrissie keeps telling me about this special program so I checked it out it is amazing! I enjoy the radio program and now the interviews on itunes too..good job to everyone involved.

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by enjoying the programs that I can listen too.

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tell others about it...

 
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This a great program, it gives people with disabilities a wonderful place to go. They benefit from the socializing and finding a place to fit in and groups to enjoy. Very special people work there for very special people.

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My friend's son goes and it is very helpful.

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I really don't see the need for change

 
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Lifestyles for the disabled is truly a force for all that is kind and decent in this world. I've heard great things and I know they will continue to grow and progress in the right direction.

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many aspects of my life..they've helped me grow and learn alot.

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give them more money so they could expand!

 
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My personal friend is actively involved in the program and I think it is wonderful. Please support this program everyone, you will be helping so many awesome people!

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through my personal friend Chrissie Mahany who is awesome!!!!!

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I would not change a thing!

 
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Lifestyles For The Disabled is such an awesome group of people! Their mission continues to give disabled members of the community opportunities to live life to their fullest ability, increasing their quality of life! Seeing the organization's work in action reminds me that there is good in this world yet!

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Watching people smile!

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Give them more funding!

 
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