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Theresa Paplin School Students Pitching in Against COVID-19

April 29, 2020 / SCO News

As we endure these unprecedented times, many children are suffering from anxiety, trauma, and boredom. For many, this pandemic is something that encroaches upon their way of life. Some of the students at our Theresa Paplin School (TPS), SCO’s residential school for adolescents and young adults with serious emotional disturbance…

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SCO Opens New Residence in Brentwood for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

January 23, 2020 / SCO News

SCO celebrated the opening of our newest Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) in Brentwood, Long Island. This newly renovated residence is now the new home for 8 young men with developmental disabilities, many of whom had been living in SCO’s Robert J. McMahon…

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Site-Based Respite Offers Alternative for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

January 23, 2020 / SCO News

SCO has opened a new Site-Based Respite program, our newest program on Long Island to serve the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. Located at SCO’s Brentwood offices, the program serves up to 12 teens and adults 16 years and older weekdays from 2:30 to…

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SCO Family of Services Holds 6th Annual Conference: Celebrating Connections: Bringing the Family Together

October 28, 2019 / SCO News

Event Attracts over 400 Clinicians, Educators, and Direct Service Professionals Glen Cove, NY – SCO Family of Services, a provider of essential human services for nearly 125 years, hosted the sixth in a series of annual professional development conferences for staff working with children, youth, and adults with special needs and…

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Celebrating Our Direct Support Professionals!

September 27, 2019 / SCO News

Nearly 200 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) attended the annual DSP luncheon at the Glen Cove Knights of Columbus to recognize and celebrate the important work they do with our children and adults with disabilities. The “Cowboys and Cowgirls” themed event featured a photo booth, corn hole toss competition, awards and…

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SCO’s Connie Cerrato Inducted into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame

March 5, 2019 / Madonna Heights News

SCO Family of Services is proud to announce that Assistant Executive Director Connie Cerrato has been inducted into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame by Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York at an Awards Ceremony in Albany on March 5th. For over 30 years, Connie Cerrato has…

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Pursuing a Dream – SCO Success Story

December 18, 2018 / SCO News

John, an adult with developmental disabilities, has been with SCO Family of Services for more than 20 years, starting in SCO’s Supported Apartment program. He eventually moved out and has lived independently in his own apartment for over 5 years with the support of an ISS Grant (housing subsidy) provided…

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Direct Support Professionals Program Expands

February 1, 2018 / SCO News

February 1, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY – Thanks to a recent award of $96,000 from the New York State Department of Labor, SCO’s Center for Professional Development is expanding the work of our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) program. The DSP program provides classroom based and online training and…

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Congratulations, Graduates!

July 7, 2017 / Independent Youth News

June 30, 2017 - Glen Cove, NY - Graduations, Award Ceremonies, End-of-Year Performances…there was much to celebrate at SCO as the school year came to a close! Here are a few highlights:

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Congratulations to SCO’s 2017 Employee Recognition Winners!

June 1, 2017 / Madonna Heights News

June 1, 2017 - Glen Cove, NY - Congratulations to Rosemarie Bellock, Alison Critelli, Vonnetta Browne and Nydia Sutherland, winners of SCO's Employee Recognition Program.

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Thank You, Rosemary, and Good Luck!

January 18, 2017 / Madonna Heights News

January 18, 2017 - Glen Cove, NY  We recently paid tribute to Rosemary Stein, Chief Program Officer, who retired after a distinguished career spanning 40 years at SCO Family of Services.

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SCO Family of Services Holds 3rd Annual Taft Academy Conference

September 28, 2016 / SCO News

Event Attracts over 300 Clinicians, Educators, and Direct Service Professionals Glen Cove, NY (September 28, 2016) – SCO Family of Services, a provider of essential human services for over 100 years, hosted the third in a series of annual professional development conferences for staff working with children, youth, and adults with special needs and developmental disabilities.  This year’s free SCO Taft Academy Conference, held September 20 and 21 at The Inn at New Hyde Park, attracted over 300 social workers, clinicians, case managers, educators, direct support professionals and other staff from SCO’s programs across New York City and Long Island.  Due to its popularity and relevance to today’s industry needs, the event was expanded to include participants from human services organizations throughout the metro area. SCO’s Executive Director Douglas O’Dell kicked off the event by thanking the attendees for providing “the right combination of support, guidance, and care that makes the difference between a life of hardship and a life of promise” for people with developmental disabilities and special needs.

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SCO’s Westbrook Preparatory School Students Ready2Learn as They Welcome NYS Assemblyman Michael Montesano

September 23, 2016 / SCO News

Westbury, NY – Excited to begin the new school year, students and staff at SCO Family of Services’ Westbrook Preparatory School proudly hosted a recent visit by New York State Assemblyman Michael Montesano. September 16th was designated as Ready2Learn Day, a statewide day of outreach for special education schools like…

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Congrats 2016 SCO Grads!

July 25, 2016 / Independent Youth News

CONGRATULATIONS!!! The past month was filled with graduations and moving up ceremonies throughout SCO as students received diplomas, awards and certificates in recognition of their amazing achievements!  Here are highlights from just a few of our programs:

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SCO Family of Services Holds Second Annual Taft Academy Conference

February 29, 2016 / SCO News

An innovative and collective approach to staff and leadership development The SCO Taft Academy is a unique professional development initiative for 700 staff from SCO Family of Services working with children and youth with special needs who attend SCO’s five residential schools located in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Bronx counties. Through an array of staff development opportunities, the SCO Taft Academy advances high quality care for children and youth with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges, helping them reach the greatest degree of self-sufficiency, family engagement and community integration possible.

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