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Corson Brook Woods with Protectors’ Cliff Hagen

Among the oaks, walnut and locust trees along Forest Hill Road, is a greenspace at the heart of Meiers Corners. Despite being home to deer, woodchucks, robins and woodpeckers, these woods have not had the attention of nearby parks like Willowbrook or LaTourette. But now there’s a new accessible sidewalk along Willowbrook and Forest Hill

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Accessible sidewalks open Willowbrook to the community

There’s a beautiful new accessible path along Forest Hill Road, that connects the Willowbrook Campus to the Meiers Corners community.  The sidewalk follows Willowbrook Road to Forest Hill Road.  It then continues south past the Institute for Basic Research all the way to the group home residences along Executive Way. Before the sidewalk was built,

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Lanza and JCC hosted special needs resource fair

On May 5, NYS Senator Andrew  J. Lanza and the JCC of Staten Island hosted their Annual Resource Fair for People with Developmental Disabilities at the Manor Road Jewish Community Center.  The Senator welcomed the special needs community – advocates, families, schools, and agencies – to come together to meet more than 60 exhibitors who

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Save Our Services “SOS” Rally at CSI Advocated for Disability Services

Disability advocates gathered for a Save Our Services “SOS” Rally at the College of Staten Island on Friday, March 10. The location marks the beginning of the Willowbrook Mile, commemorating the site’s days as an institution serving people with disabilities. More than 100 people with disabilities, parents, direct service personnel, advocates and other supporters attended

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Emma’s Place Vigil for Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Emma’s Place, Staten Island’s grief and loss center, held a vigil by candlelight for Children’s Grief Awareness Day on November 17, 2022.  The center is a safe place for those who have suffered loss. Anthony DiCostanzo tells us that the event, “We offered our condolences to children who’s parents had passed away.”  According to Gregory

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Feeling at home and starstruck with Julia Gargano, Staten Island’s ‘Idol’

When Julia Gargano stopped in to visit Lifestyles for the Disabled, the virtual audience was packed with over 100 fans and soon-to-be-friends.  “Before we met her, I was excited. Then she seemed excited to see us. I was starstruck,” said Andrew M.  Starstruck pretty much describes how everyone felt by the end of our session

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Michael Moorer, proud southpaw heavyweight champion, gives advice for life

Fit and active at 51, Michael Moorer looks like he could still be in the ring. During a visit with Lifestyles for the Disabled, the former heavyweight champion Michael shared how sticking to his convictions helped him achieve his goals. Read our full article here, on SILive.com. (Written collaboratively by Steven Filoramo and Joseph Padalino

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