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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.
Read about this Henry Viscardi School graduate’s journey to a successful career.
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.
Read about Jim and how Abilities, Inc. at The Viscardi Center helped him successfully re-enter the workforce.
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.
Read how this college junior secured an internship at a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm in Manhattan.
Read how this aspiring pastry chef uses the skills he has learned at Henry Viscardi School beyond the classroom.
Read how this resourceful job seeker achieved success with the assistance of a dedicated team of professionals.
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.
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.
Read how the Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program turned Stephen into a young professional and aspiring lawyer.
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.
Read about Antoinette and her goal to become a systems business analyst or project manager in the information technology industry.
Read about how a customized assistive technology solution lets Jackie perform her tasks as a mainframe programmer at a national Fortune 100 insurance company.
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.
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.
Read about Chris, a bright and active student at the Henry Viscardi School who has his sights set on studying biology after graduation.