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SCO Family of Services Holds “Get to Know SCO” Open House

March 21, 2024 / Independent Youth News

On March 14th, SCO Family of Services held an Open House at the administrative headquarters in Garden City. The event was an opportunity for friends and community members to stop by and get to know a little more about SCO. Staff from SCO’s Long Island programs were on hand to…

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Suzette Gordon named new President and CEO of SCO Family of Services

August 2, 2023 / Independent Youth News

(Garden City, New York, August 2, 2023) – Today, the Board of Directors of SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in New York, announced the appointment of Suzette Gordon as the new President and CEO. Ms. Gordon, who served as Interim President since December 2022,…

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SCO Celebrates COA Reaccreditation!

July 19, 2023 / Independent Youth News

We did it! SCO Family of Services has been officially reaccredited by The Council on Accreditation (COA), an international, independent human service accrediting organization that promotes best practice standards. In January, a team of eight COA reviewers interviewed hundreds of SCO staff, clients, leadership, and Board, reviewed thousands of pages…

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Interactive Training Supports Direct Service Professionals

July 18, 2023 / SCO News

In June, SCO’s Behavioral Health Services Department held a 3-day staff development event intended to support our Direct Support Professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD.) The training, The Humanitarian Project Act II, featured interactive workshops where participants learned while having fun through scavenger hunts, escape-the-room…

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Lots to Celebrate at the Theresa Paplin School

July 18, 2023 / Independent Youth News

SCO’s Theresa Paplin School (TPS) celebrated the end of the year with traditional culmination activities with a twist: an End of Year Dance (PROM), Field Day, and Moving Up Ceremony (Graduation.) This year’s Prom was held in the Theresa Paplin School auditorium. Students enjoyed an afternoon of dancing and delights…

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Fordham University Highlights Theresa Paplin School’s Dream Factory

May 25, 2023 / SCO News

The Fordham University Center for Educational Partnerships recently highlighted The Dream Factory, an in-house printing and engraving shop run by staff and students at SCO’s Theresa Paplin School in Queens, in their April newsletter. The Theresa Paplin School is a non-diploma bound, New York State certified special…

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SCO Family of Services to Honor Community Care Rx President/Chairman of the Board Hossam Maksoud at the 42nd Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic

May 19, 2023 / Madonna Heights News

SCO Family of Services will honor Hossam Maksoud at their 42nd Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic at Woodside Club in Muttontown, NY on June 5th. Dr. Maksoud is the President/Chairman of the Board of Community Care Rx, a unique long-term pharmacy that provides comprehensive pharmacy services to assisted living facilities,…

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The Easter Bunny Visits SCO

April 24, 2023 / Madonna Heights News

The Easter Bunny was busy this year, making the rounds at several SCO programs. Which is more fun, finding the eggs or enjoying the fruits (candy) of your labor afterward? Youth at The Christopher School enjoyed both at their annual Easter Egg…

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SCO Celebrates Black History Month

March 14, 2023 / Independent Youth News

From special projects to culminating events, programs throughout SCO celebrated Black History Month in a variety of ways. Here are just a few. Intermediate Care Facility Residents of our Jamaica Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) for adults with developmental disabilities celebrated the ingenuity of African Americans by learning about Black inventors…

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Theresa Paplin School Honors Motown

March 7, 2023 / SCO News

To celebrate Black History Month, students and teachers at our Theresa Paplin School explored the impact that the iconic Motown Records had on popular music in America. Each class selected a famed artist or group that was part of the Motown roster and studied the part they played in American music.

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SCO Youth Audition for Garden of Dreams Talent Show

February 28, 2023 / Independent Youth News

SCO was well represented at the 2023 Garden of Dreams Talent Show audition. Students from SCO’s Westbrook Preparatory School, The Christopher School, and the Beacon at MS 35’s After School Program participated. It was a first for The Christopher School, our residential school for youth with developmental disabilities in the…

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SCO’s Teresa Buckingham Wins DSP Excellence Award

November 29, 2022 / Uncategorized

Teresa Buckingham, Program Supervisor at SCO’s Deer Park Community Residence, received the Excellence Award at Community Care Rx’s 2nd Annual DSP & Support Staff Awards. Teresa was recognized for the tremendous work she does to help those in her care. Teresa oversees the Deer Park program, training and supervising staff…

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SCO Family of Services Raises Over $500,000 at Treiber Memorial Golf Outing

October 19, 2022 / SCO News

(Glen Cove, NY) SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services for more than 125 years, raised over $500,000 at their Treiber Memorial Golf Outing. Funds raised at the annual event will help SCO provide vital services for more than 60,000 children, teens, families and adults each…

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SCO Family of Services’ Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center Welcomes Molloy University Nursing Students  

October 4, 2022 / SCO News

Six nursing students from Molloy University are working with youth at SCO’s Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center (RJMCC) to gain first-hand experience dealing with higher-risk pediatric populations as they complete their practicum in Community Nursing. The students are under the guidance of their faculty advisor, Jennifer Chen, RN, and RJMCC’s…

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SCO’s Jennifer Outlaw Appointed to Nassau County Advisory Council on People with Disabilities

August 18, 2022 / SCO News

SCO Chief Program Officer Jennifer Outlaw has been appointed to the Nassau County Advisory Council on People with Disabilities. The Council reviews county policies, procedures, practices and programs, and recommends legislation. It advises the County Executive and the Legislature about funding priorities and capital projects that address the needs of…

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