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August 21, 2014 / SCO News

It was Field Day in Jamaica, Queens yesterday for the residents and staff of our homes for adults with developmental disabilities in Brooklyn and Queens. Tug-of-war, relay races, water fights and even few pies in a few faces made for a fun, festive atmosphere on a picture-perfect day.

“We wanted to get everyone together out in the community to enjoy themselves outside of their normal routines,” said Program Manager Michael Spivey, who helped organize this first ever event. “This is like our extended SCO family.”

Joshua, who lives at one of the residences in Queens, agrees. “I like getting together and meeting new people,” he said. “When you get the old people together with the new people, it’s big news.”

Field Day was so successful that both residents and staff hope to make it an annual event.

Last year,


youth and adults with special needs participated in volunteer projects in their community

Last year,


children were reunified with their parents who worked hard preparing for their return home