Shopping Bags
Four-day Shopping Event in December to Support The Viscardi Center
December 3, 2015

Varies by Date

Americana Manhasset

Chris, a student at HVS, with a basketball
Viscardi Cougars Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
December 5, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Viscardi Center

Our Stories

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By reading these stories, you’ll learn how the support we receive from individuals and businesses helps children and adults with disabilities achieve their education and employment goals and also gives them the guidance and skills needed to lead independent, full lives.

Check back monthly to read more stories of perseverance, achievement and hope.

Christina E.

Meet Christina.

November 10, 2015

Read how this Henry Viscardi School graduate’s career path led her back to The Viscardi Center to work on a national initiative to increase the employment of people with disabilities.


Meet Keanu.

October 30, 2015
Joe running in the 2015 Marathon.

Meet Joseph.

September 30, 2015

Read about this student in our Youth Transition Services Program who is always on the go.

Meet Francesca.

Meet Francesca.

September 10, 2014

Read about this Henry Viscardi School graduate’s journey to a successful career.


Meet Alex.

April 14, 2014

Read how Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr. saw the potential in this determined man who went on to become a dedicated employee for over 55 years.

Meet Jim

Meet Jim.

November 10, 2015

Read about Jim and how Abilities, Inc. at The Viscardi Center helped him successfully re-enter the workforce.

Viscardi Cougars Trounce Fnbli Hoopster

Meet The First National Bank of Long Island.

January 28, 2014

Read how The First National Bank of Long Island Hoopsters hit the court for a friendly, yet competitive, game of basketball against the Henry Viscardi School Cougars and left powerfully touched.


Meet Safayet.

December 11, 2013

Read how this college junior secured an internship at a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm in Manhattan.

Max cooking

Meet Max.

October 1, 2014

Read how this aspiring pastry chef uses the skills he has learned at Henry Viscardi School beyond the classroom.

Michael K.

Meet Michael.

October 21, 2013

Read how this resourceful job seeker achieved success with the assistance of a dedicated team of professionals.

Meet Jake.

Meet Jake.

September 4, 2013

Learn how the Kornreich Technology Center at The Viscardi Center taught this student how to use a software program to help him be more independent with his school work and achieve long term success.

Meet Richard

Meet Richard.

August 28, 2013

Read how this young man, who graduated at the top of his class, is headed to college to pursue a law degree so that he can help improve the lives of others with disabilities.

Meet Stephen P.

Meet Stephen P.

December 11, 2013

Read how the Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program turned Stephen into a young professional and aspiring lawyer.

Meet Stephen.

Meet Stephen.

July 1, 2013

Read about Stephen and how the new skills he acquired, and assistance he received, help him secure a job that bolstered his self confidence and put him on a path for success and independence.

Antoinette Attipoe

Meet Antoinette.

December 11, 2013

Read about Antoinette and her goal to become a systems business analyst or project manager in the information technology industry.

Meet Jacqui

Meet Jacqueline.

March 21, 2013

Read about how a customized assistive technology solution lets Jackie perform her tasks as a mainframe programmer at a national Fortune 100 insurance company.


Meet Kylie.

March 24, 2014

Read about Kylie, an undergraduate at Emory University, who is jumpstarting her career path by leveraging the real-world experiences she gained as an Emerging Leaders summer intern at a Fortune 1000 company.

Meet Elizabeth

Meet Elizabeth.

February 26, 2013

Read about Elizabeth, a former banker who is confident and prepared to re-enter the workforce thanks to the relevant business skills and office technology training she received.

Meet Chris

Meet Chris.

February 27, 2013

Read about Chris, a bright and active student at the Henry Viscardi School who has his sights set on studying biology after graduation.