Abilities

Writing a Fable: All Happenin’ at the Zoo

With animals as the main characters, what better place is there than the local zoo to inspire writing a fable?  That’s where the Lifestyles for the Disabled’s College Group met while participating in a Writing a Fable Workshop. The Staten Island Zoo inhabitants stirred the imagination for the creation of some funny, rebellious, sympathetic and …

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Writing a Fable: Stories and Words to Live By

A rebellious peacock, a distracted osprey and a clueless horse: The Writing a Fable workshop at Lifestyles for the Disabled led to the creation of some memorable and charming characters, entertaining stories and thoughtful words to live by. With experience working independently, the College Group members wrote their own fables with discussion and feedback from …

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Doug Takes Gold and Bronze at Special Olympics USA Orlando

Our local champion, Douglas Patterson, show his endurance and tenacity as he won gold and bronze medals at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games held last June in Orlando, FL. He took the gold medal for the triathlon and for good measure grabbed the bronze in the open swim as well. Doug, a lifelong Special …

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Making Pesto With Friends

Making pesto can be a group effort. Follow the link below to our photo story in the Staten Island Advance to learn more.  Featuring photos by Alan Russo, Meredith Arout, and Angel Bruno. Making Pesto: A group project, SILive.com

ReelAbilities Film Fest Features Shorts Jmaxx and Act Natural at Education Center

The landmark ReelAbilities Film Festival brings international films about disabilities to the public.  The series featured two short films, ‘Act Natural’ and ‘Jmaxx and the Universal Language,’ at the Lifestyles Educational Center this past April 3, 2019.  The evening also featured performances by Lifestyles’ talented dancers.  Join hosts Antonio Pabon and Brian Best as they …

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