Arjun’s Story

When Arjun joined SCO’s Individual Residential Alternatives program in 2014, his developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges greatly impacted his ability to function. They were so severe that he could not be in crowds, public spaces, and was unable to socialize. There were times when Arjun would refuse to eat meals with his housemates.

With the help and dedication of SCO’s staff, a plan was developed to help Arjun address these challenges and work towards achieving his goals. Last summer, Arjun attended the YMCA Camp Huguenot with his peers where he had a blast doing a variety of activities such as archery, rock climbing and canoeing. The fun did not stop there! After the camping trip, Arjun took a major step forward and drove to Battery Park with his sister and aunt. He entered the car with no hesitation and walked the High Line, went for pizza and drove around Manhattan with his family where he showed almost zero signs of anxiety.

Today, Arjun attends SCO’s community habilitation, partakes in various activities such as volunteering at canned food drives, delivering food to elderly adults, going to the bowling alley, and going to the local church’s gym to play basketball and soccer. Arjun spends quality time with his peers and he is now able to enjoy going out and be among his friends and family. He is also taking road-trips with his parents to Virginia and going on camping trips with his housemates without having anxiety.

Arjun’s breakthrough is the definition of a success story! He continues to thrive, and we are sure that Arjun will continue to work towards more independence and integration into his community.



Upcoming Events: Join Us!

October 10, 2018 – Treiber Golf Outing – The Creek & Piping Rock Clubs

Recent Events

June 14, 2018 – SCO Annual Benefit – The Carltun, East Meadow

April 23, 2018 – Family Dynamics Art Auction – Lightbox, NYC

November 28, 2017 – Giving TuesdayLearn more

Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2017 – Americana Manhasset’s Champions for Charity® (Reception at Alice and Olivia Dec. 1st)Learn more

November 9, 2017 – Family Dynamics Mentor Event – Brooklyn BreweryPhotos

October 11, 2017 – Treiber Memorial Golf OutingPhotos and info

June 19, 2017 – Madonna Heights 37th Annual Golf ClassicLearn more

May 25, 2017 – Center for Family Life Celebrating Community EventLearn more

May 11, 2017 – SCO Family of Services Annual BenefitLearn more

April 19, 2017 – Family Dynamics Art AuctionPhotos

March 29, 2017 – Madonna Heights Ladies Auxiliary Theater Night

January 24, 2017 – 11th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium: Cultivating ConsciousnessMore info

December 6, 2016 – Madonna Heights Dotty’s House Luncheon

December 1-4, 2016 – Americana Manhasset’s Champions for Charity® – Learn more

November 4, 2016 – Madonna Heights Ladies Auxiliary SoulCycle Charity RideLearn more

September 20 & 21, 2016 – 3rd Annual Taft Academy ConferencePhotos & info

September 12, 2016 – Treiber Memorial Golf OpenPhotos & info

June 13, 2016 – Madonna Heights Ladies Golf ClassicPhotos & info

May 26, 2016 – Center for Family Life Celebrating CommunityE-journal & info

April 26, 2016 – Family Dynamics Art Auction & Cocktail PartyPhotos & info

For more information about SCO events, please call Michelle Gutmann at 516.953.1872 or email

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Arjun’s Story

Individual Residential Alternatives

With the help and dedication of SCO’s staff, a plan was developed to help Arjun address his challenges and work towards achieving his goals. Learn More

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

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people with special needs develop skills to reach their full potential