life’s worc

Op-Ed: Ensure services are there
News Op-Ed 4/26/2013 at 2:41PM

BY PETER SMERGUT The word “autism” conjures up many images and emotions. We have all witnessed the pandemic growth of this disability and it is hard to keep track of the incidents among newborn. Whether you subscribe to the 1/88 births or the more recent 1/50 births, the facts are clear, this is an extraordinary [...]

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: First annual Queens Kids’ Expo
AUDIO SLIDESHOW: First annual Queens Kids’ Expo
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 4/15/2013 at 1:41PM

It was all fun and games – with an emphasis on families and education — at The Queens Courier’s first annual Kids’ Expo this past weekend. Close to 1,500 people attended. Hundreds of children were able to play with games and interactive models at the New York Hall of Science while their parents absorbed useful [...]

Program directors say restored funds for disabled not enough
News Maggie Hayes 4/12/2013 at 3:21PM

The looming cuts to the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) have been restored, but only by a fraction. Initially, the state’s budget called for a total slash of $240 million from OPWDD services, but the final budget gave back $30 million. Program administrators say this is still not enough. “The challenge our industry [...]

Cuomo’s proposed cuts to developmentally disabled would be ‘devastating’
News Queens Courier Staff 2/28/2013 at 3:46PM

BY DENISE ROMANO & MAGGIE HAYES Carol Goldstein doesn’t know where to turn. With the threat of budget cuts looming, she fears her autistic son will not get the services he so desperately needs. Her son, and those living with developmental disabilities will be “devastated” by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget cuts, say activists. Advocates [...]

Life’s WORC named one of ‘50 Most Engaged Workplaces’
Business Mitchell Kirk 11/09/2012 at 7:48AM

Life’s WORC, a private, nonprofit organization offering care for people with developmental disabilities in Queens and Long Island, was recently awarded a spot on the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Award for 2012. The Achievers is a company that provides reward and recognition software to organizations to use as a more modern means of employee [...]