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Coney Island Day Trip

On a hot day toward the end of August, a group and their staff decided to head off to one of the famous summer destinations in New York. Coney Island.    “I loved it,” said Janet D. “I want to do it again.” She and Kamila B came to the Media Department to be interviewed […]

Mastering the jigsaw puzzle

Anthony DiCostanzo, one of our puzzle masters is at it again. He connected the 300 pieces of this Colosseum puzzle in less than four hours. What interests him about doing puzzles? Pretty much the basics. “Putting the correct pieces in the correct order,” he said, is what gives him satisfaction. He shared a bit about […]

We Rock the Spectrum – Staten Island

Life-Wire’s own Anthony D. took an inside look at a sensory gym located here on Staten Island.  James Grosso, Owner of “We Rock the Spectrum” talks about the idea behind the gym and the different equipment and activities they have. “The gym is made for all kids, the gym is for every child for all […]

Batter up for Autism Awareness

On a recent warm but breezy summer night, Staten Island High School seniors played against each other for an Autism Awareness Fundraiser event.   The sixth annual event held at the College of Staten Island pitted private against public school players. It was a chance to play against each other one last time before the […]

The Trikes Arrive at Lifestyles

Tricycles delivered to the courtyard of Building 15 created quite a buzz on Thursday. The eight NuvoTrikes were unloaded, sat upon and given a couple of quick test runs. The three-wheelers also piqued the curiosity of some of the members of the Media Department. Greg P got some background information by interviewing Chris Trifaro, who […]

Memorial Day Tribute from Lifestyles

Memorial Day brings Fleet Week into our harbors, and at Lifestyles for the Disabled we took time to both think about the sacrifice of men and women who join our military services and to visit those serving today by touring the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen and the cutter USCGC Katherine Walker berthed at the […]

Dyslexic students to benefit from new Staten Island charter school

Plans are moving forward to establish a charter school that addresses the needs of children who are having difficulty learning because they are dyslexic. “We’ve got a problem on Staten Island. Students, our children, with dyslexia are going to public schools and their needs are not being met,” said Laura Timoney, the borough’s deputy director of […]

Meredith the Magnificent Magician

Meredith solves her friends’ problems with her magical powers. How did she do that? Shooting and editing with the students at Staten Island Technical High School provided budding Lifestyles actors with a chance to have a good time making an intriguing video. Lifestyles for the Disabled collaborated with Staten Island Technical High School to create […]