Ross’ Story

Ross, a former student at SCO’s Westbrook Preparatory School, is a motivated and engaging young man who has Asperger syndrome. “I’m actually different from many people with Asperger’s in that I’m a very social guy,” says Ross. “On the other hand, sometimes I am unaware of other people’s feelings. I can be impulsive, and I do get overwhelmed. ”

Ross had difficulty adapting at his previous public school due to these challenges. However, Westbrook’s residential school setting gave Ross the opportunity to work on his social skills and develop strategies to help him avoid feeling overwhelmed.

One key element of life at Westbrook is the internship program. While students find comfort and build confidence living and learning with other teens who have similar challenges, they know that they need to prepare themselves to communicate and work well with all kinds of people. Ross’s first internship was at Sports Authority, and he held another at St. Brigid’s Elementary School Camp where he found talking with children about sports very rewarding.

His interest in sports led Ross to his next internship at WCWP 88.1 FM, the college radio station at CW Post. He ran the audio control sound board at sporting events, made guest appearances on a college sports talk show and researched sports information for use on air. He enjoyed his experience so much that he decided to study communications in college.

Corporate Compliance

SCO Family of Services is a human services organization committed to the highest standards of integrity and honesty in our business dealings. As part of our ongoing commitment to embody and promote the highest ethical standards, we have established a Corporate Compliance Program.

This program furthers the integrity and ethics of SCO Family of Services which has as its mission helping vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. It promotes adherence to laws, regulation and the agency’s internal policies. It is also designed to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the delivery of our services.

SCO Family of Services’ Compliance Officer is responsible for implementing the program and can be reached at (516) 953-1819. While we encourage and prefer direct communication with our Compliance Office, you may also call our Compliance Hotline at (866) 350-9213. Should you want your name to be held in confidence, we will honor your request. You may also lodge your concerns anonymously.

We thank you in advance for taking the time to review our Corporate Compliance Program.

Click here to view our Corporate Compliance Program.

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