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Scott R. Davis
Chief Encouraging Officer of Life (C.E.O.O.L)
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Canine Companions for Independence Comedy Fundraiser

FRIDAY-AUGUST 2nd, 2019
7pm-Bellmore FD Hall
228 Pettit Ave. Bellmore

******TICKETS MUST BE BOUGHT ONLINE IN ADVANCE***

https://ccicomedynight.eventbrite.com

Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs at no charge to the recipient.

Come join us as we have gathered some of NYC's top comedians to help raise funds for Canine Companions for Independence. This is sure to be a memorable evening for such a great cause!!
There are 2 ticket options:
- $50pp includes comedy show and full buffet style dinner
- $30pp show only option
There will also be a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle.
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This Tuesday, August 21 join Cynthia Nixon for New York's first virtual town hall from your phone or computer to hear about her disability justice platform, her vision for a New York for the many, and to submit questions for her to answer LIVE!

ASL interpretation on-screen and live closed captioning will be provided.

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Totally impressed with my visit to the Viscardi Center. What a wonderful place for these K thru 12 students with special needs to learn. Thank you Viscardi Center for all you do. 😃

The Viscardi Center The Viscardi Center is a network of non-profit organizations providing a lifespan of services that educate, employ and empower people with disabilities.

Founded in 1952 by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., The Viscardi Center provides Kindergarten through High School education, school-to-work transition services, vocational training, career counseling and placement, and workforce diversification assistance to children, adolescents, adults with disabilities and businesses. Learn more at viscardicenter.org

Operating as usual

Founders with Disabilities PitchFest Competition 10/04/2021

Founders with Disabilities PitchFest Competition

📌Cheer on diverse innovators on November 19! Save your spot for the National Center for Disability Entrepreneurship at The Viscardi Center's #FoundersWithDisabilities PitchFest Competition, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

💡Visit pitchfest.viscardicenter.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEGhhyb95x8

Founders with Disabilities PitchFest Competition Join us for the National Center for Disability Entrepreneurship at The Viscardi Center’s 2nd annual Founders with Disabilities PitchFest Competition on Novem...

Timeline Photos 10/01/2021

On the first day of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we're proud to share that The Viscardi Center has been named a Leading Disability Employer by the National Organization on Disability for the fourth consecutive year. We're fully committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace for all.

#NDEAM #diversity #inclusion #disabilityinclusion #disabilityemployment

On the first day of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we're proud to share that The Viscardi Center has been named a Leading Disability Employer by the National Organization on Disability for the fourth consecutive year. We're fully committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace for all.

#NDEAM #diversity #inclusion #disabilityinclusion #disabilityemployment

Photos from The Viscardi Center's post 09/27/2021

Thank you to Viscardi supporter, Bob Hussey, for presenting John D. Kemp with the Great Marques Concours D ’Elegance 2021 Person of the Year Award on September 19th.

Photos from The Viscardi Center's post 09/22/2021

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us at our annual Golf Outing! Your support helps to ensure that youth and adults with disabilities receive the education, life-skills building, and employment services they need to discover the power of work and the freedom of independent living.

Limits to online accessibility could run afoul of ADA 09/22/2021

Limits to online accessibility could run afoul of ADA

In this story from Newsday, The Viscardi Center's Digital Accessibility Services team weighs in on how limits to online accessibility could run afoul of the ADA.

https://www.newsday.com/business/coronavirus/ada-disability-lawsuits-mobile-access-1.50367687

Limits to online accessibility could run afoul of ADA Businesses should pay heed to whether their goods and services are accessible to those with disabilities from their websites to physical locations to stay on the right side of federal law and their po

Let's Imagine: Learning from the Leaders of the 9th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards 09/15/2021

Let's Imagine: Learning from the Leaders of the 9th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards

Learn what it takes to move the nonprofit sector forward in a discussion featuring John D. Kemp, President & CEO at The Viscardi Center, and other impactful leaders recognized by the 9th annual Imagine Awards Long Island.

Let's Imagine: Learning from the Leaders of the 9th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards Learn from a contingent of highly regarded non-profit leaders that are successfully moving the sector forward. Let their experience guide you to think differ...

Timeline Photos 09/13/2021

Are you, or is someone you know, an accomplished innovator, advocate, or role model in the disability community? Submit your nomination for the 2021 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards before the 9/17 deadline! #HVAA21 ⭐ bit.ly/2NC0P00

Are you, or is someone you know, an accomplished innovator, advocate, or role model in the disability community? Submit your nomination for the 2021 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards before the 9/17 deadline! #HVAA21 ⭐ bit.ly/2NC0P00

09/09/2021

🍎 This month, we're celebrating a long-anticipated milestone for Viscardi students, staff, and parents: We’ve gone back to school!

✏️ Show your support for students at The Viscardi Center and Henry Viscardi School. When you make a donation this September, your name will be added to a 'Welcome Back' card to be shared with students embarking on a new school year.

📚 Your gift will help sustain our important work and daily operations—providing protective gear, deep-cleaning supplies, and technologies that enable students with disabilities and at-risk youth to learn and socialize safely.

🍎 Make your donation today: bit.ly/3C1UALr

🍎 This month, we're celebrating a long-anticipated milestone for Viscardi students, staff, and parents: We’ve gone back to school!

✏️ Show your support for students at The Viscardi Center and Henry Viscardi School. When you make a donation this September, your name will be added to a 'Welcome Back' card to be shared with students embarking on a new school year.

📚 Your gift will help sustain our important work and daily operations—providing protective gear, deep-cleaning supplies, and technologies that enable students with disabilities and at-risk youth to learn and socialize safely.

🍎 Make your donation today: bit.ly/3C1UALr

Web Accessibility Insurance: The Next Frontier 09/02/2021

Web Accessibility Insurance: The Next Frontier

➡️New on the Viscardi blog: Should web accessibility insurance be the next step for your company? Guest contributor Will Bubenik, Founder & CEO of Nebula Media Group, discusses how accessibility insurance tools can help businesses protect themselves while focusing on creating an inclusive online experience for all.

https://www.viscardicenter.org/web-accessibility-insurance-the-next-frontier/

Web Accessibility Insurance: The Next Frontier Accessibility insurance tools can help businesses protect themselves from hefty fines and focus on creating an inclusive user experience for all.

LI school for disabled students hit with busing issues 08/31/2021

LI school for disabled students hit with busing issues

A hundred New York City-based students who attend The Henry Viscardi School face loss of bus transportation during their first scheduled weeks of classes. Viscardi is one of several 4201 Schools Association schools that won't have busing for students living in the five boroughs until September 13th, when NYC public schools start classes.

"They're leaving our parents with no way to receive educations and related services for their children, robbing children of their first day of school," says Angelo Zegarelli, Head of School.

LI school for disabled students hit with busing issues A hundred students with severe physical disabilities face loss of bus transportation during their first scheduled weeks of classes at a nationally recognized state-funded school on Long Island, admini

Over 323,000 Federal Student Loan Borrowers to Receive $5.8 Billion in Automatic Total and Permanent Disability Discharges | U.S. Department of Education 08/30/2021

Over 323,000 Federal Student Loan Borrowers to Receive $5.8 Billion in Automatic Total and Permanent Disability Discharges | U.S. Department of Education

Good news if you’re a person with a disability and have a federal student loan! The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that over 323,000 federal student loan borrowers who have a permanent disability will receive $5.8 billion in automatic student loan discharges.

Over 323,000 Federal Student Loan Borrowers to Receive $5.8 Billion in Automatic Total and Permanent Disability Discharges | U.S. Department of Education Over 323,000 borrowers who have a total and permanent disability (TPD) will receive more than $5.8 billion in automatic student loan discharges due to a new regulation announced today by the U.S. Department of Education. The change will apply to borrowers who are identified through an existing data....

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Let's Imagine!. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 08/24/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Let's Imagine!. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join The Viscardi Center's President & CEO John D. Kemp and other nonprofit leaders at the Long Island Imagine Awards' 'Let's Imagine' webinar on Tuesday, 9/14. Register below!

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8Bux3bwwS26jDcTjh_Mg-Q

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Let's Imagine!. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. Please virtually join us at 8:30 am on September 14, 2021, for an informative discussion with the winners of the 9th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards. This event is free to attend for Long Island non-profit organizations. Objective: Learn from a contingent of highly regarded non-profit leaders that...

MTA Looks to Ramp Up Subway Accessibility With Fewer Costly Elevators 08/20/2021

MTA Looks to Ramp Up Subway Accessibility With Fewer Costly Elevators

ICYMI: Viscardi alum and THE CITY NY fellow Christopher Alvarez recently co-authored this story on accessibility updates at NYC Subway stations. Give it a read!

#ViscardiAlumni

MTA Looks to Ramp Up Subway Accessibility With Fewer Costly Elevators "Ramps are failproof," declared Quemuel Arroyo, the MTA’s chief accessibility officer. But installing the slopes isn’t as easy as it might look, and in some cases elevators better fit the bill, some advocates say.

Nassau bill would create task force on disabilities 08/19/2021

Nassau bill would create task force on disabilities

Under a bill filed this week, Nassau County would organize a task force focusing on policies that impact the disability community.

Nassau bill would create task force on disabilities A new Nassau County task force would review policies affecting the disability community, under a bill filed on Tuesday. A bipartisan task force would meet quarterly to discuss issues facing the disabl

2021 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards 08/11/2021

2021 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards

💡Extraordinary innovators and advocates with disabilities are influencing social change and making a profound difference in lives around the world.

👉Nominate an outstanding leader from the U.S. or abroad for The Viscardi Center’s 2021 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards! The deadline for nominations is September 17. #HVAA21

2021 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards The Viscardi Center is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards!

Answering Your Top Digital Accessibility Questions 08/06/2021

Answering Your Top Digital Accessibility Questions

Many organizations aren't sure where to begin when it comes to planning and implementing accessibility updates to their websites, videos, and documents. Our latest blog aims to address some of your unanswered digital accessibility questions.

https://www.viscardicenter.org/answering-your-top-digital-accessibility-questions/

Answering Your Top Digital Accessibility Questions We’ve compiled four digital accessibility inquiries we have been seeing recently as organizations work to incorporate accessibility best practices.

Timeline Photos 07/28/2021

We had a great day at the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG)'s Golf Outing earlier this week! Thank you to our friends at LIREG for supporting our work at The Viscardi Center and Henry Viscardi School.

We had a great day at the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG)'s Golf Outing earlier this week! Thank you to our friends at LIREG for supporting our work at The Viscardi Center and Henry Viscardi School.

Timeline Photos 07/26/2021

Happy #ADA Anniversary! The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 31 years ago -- paving the way for our children to grow up in a more inclusive world today.

Happy #ADA Anniversary! The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 31 years ago -- paving the way for our children to grow up in a more inclusive world today.

School for severely disabled 'hopeful they all come back' 07/25/2021

School for severely disabled 'hopeful they all come back'

School for severely disabled 'hopeful they all come back' On remote learning days, students at the Henry Viscardi School missed their friends, teachers and Sunny, the specially trained yellow Labrador retriever who greeted them each morning and joined them i

07/23/2021

Join our team! The Viscardi Center is now hiring for the following positions: IT Specialist; Sales Account Executive - Digital Accessibility Services; Development Assistant; and more.

Visit our website to learn more about these and other opportunities now available: https://jobs.viscardicenter.org/careers/

Join our team! The Viscardi Center is now hiring for the following positions: IT Specialist; Sales Account Executive - Digital Accessibility Services; Development Assistant; and more.

Visit our website to learn more about these and other opportunities now available: https://jobs.viscardicenter.org/careers/

Michael Pascucci Named Grand Marshal of 2021 Columbus Celebration, Will Lead In-person Columbus Day Parade on October 11 07/20/2021

Michael Pascucci Named Grand Marshal of 2021 Columbus Celebration, Will Lead In-person Columbus Day Parade on October 11

Congratulations to Michael Pascucci on this important recognition of your contribution to Italian American heritage, Viscardi, and the community at large. We’ll be watching on October 11 as you’re leading the parade!

Michael Pascucci Named Grand Marshal of 2021 Columbus Celebration, Will Lead In-person Columbus Day Parade on October 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that 2021 Grand Marshal Michael Pascucci, Chairman of Duck Pond Associates, will lead the 77th...

07/20/2021

Are you, or is someone you know, an accomplished leader in the disability community who has had a profound impact on shaping attitudes, raising awareness, and improving the quality of life of people with and without disabilities? Submit your nomination today for the 2021 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards: https://www.viscardicenter.org/about/hvaa/

Are you, or is someone you know, an accomplished leader in the disability community who has had a profound impact on shaping attitudes, raising awareness, and improving the quality of life of people with and without disabilities? Submit your nomination today for the 2021 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards: https://www.viscardicenter.org/about/hvaa/

[07/19/21]   Surf for All’s adapted surfing for HVS students, past and present, is tomorrow Tuesday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Blvd. in Long Beach. Join us.

Raffle 07/14/2021

Raffle

You can join the New York State Dental Foundation in raising support for Project Accessible Oral Health at The Viscardi Center! PAOH is a global initiative that seeks to raise awareness of the need to improve oral healthcare to adults and children with disabilities and increase access to quality oral healthcare for the disability community.

Details below. 🦷 ✨

Raffle ​The annual NYS Dental Foundation 50/50 raffle is one way in which we give back to those organizations throughout New York State which are doing the heavy lifting in order to improve access to oral...

2021 HVS Graduation Ceremony 07/02/2021

Last week we safely joined together to recognize the Henry Viscardi School's graduating Classes of 2020 and 2021. Congratulations to each of our talented, accomplished graduates! A world of opportunities awaits you, and we can't wait to see what you achieve in the future. 🎓🎓🎓 #4201Schools

Web Accessibility & Tax Credits: What You Need to Know 06/30/2021

Web Accessibility & Tax Credits: What You Need to Know

New on the Viscardi blog: Guest contributor Will Bubenik, Founder & CEO of Nebula Media Group discusses what small businesses need to know about web accessibility and tax credits.

Web Accessibility & Tax Credits: What You Need to Know Why small businesses may be eligible for a tax credit for investing in website accessibility.

Timeline Photos 06/25/2021

Congratulations to our Henry Viscardi School graduates, you did it! We were honored to have Dr. Lester Young, Jr., Chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents, and Senator Anna Kaplan send them off with words of praise and encouragement.

Congratulations to our Henry Viscardi School graduates, you did it! We were honored to have Dr. Lester Young, Jr., Chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents, and Senator Anna Kaplan send them off with words of praise and encouragement.

Henry Viscardi School Commencement - June 24, 2021 06/24/2021

Henry Viscardi School Commencement - June 24, 2021

Watch the Henry Viscardi School Graduation Livestream, beginning at 7 p.m.! This year’s commencement speaker is Lester W. Young, Jr., Ed.D., Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents. Congratulations to the Classes of 2020 & 2021!

Henry Viscardi School Commencement - June 24, 2021 The 54th Annual Commencement Ceremony of the Henry Viscardi School. Watch along as we celebrate the graduation of the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

[06/24/21]   We look forward to welcoming @AnnaMKaplan to tonight's Henry Viscardi School commencement. @4201Schools

Timeline Photos 06/23/2021

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the Henry Viscardi School Classes of 2020 & 2021 at 7 p.m. June 24th!

🎓 We'll be livestreaming the full graduation ceremony, so visit us right here on Facebook to watch the event tomorrow evening.

🎓 You can also save/follow this YouTube link to the livestream: bit.ly/3wIMfKf

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the Henry Viscardi School Classes of 2020 & 2021 at 7 p.m. June 24th!

🎓 We'll be livestreaming the full graduation ceremony, so visit us right here on Facebook to watch the event tomorrow evening.

🎓 You can also save/follow this YouTube link to the livestream: bit.ly/3wIMfKf

Timeline Photos 06/22/2021

⭐ New limited edition Viscardi baseball caps are on sale now! Shop branded merch at Henry & Lucile’s, our online store that supports the vision of Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr. and his wife, Lucile, to educate, employ, and empower people with disabilities: bit.ly/2U2c9tU

⭐ New limited edition Viscardi baseball caps are on sale now! Shop branded merch at Henry & Lucile’s, our online store that supports the vision of Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr. and his wife, Lucile, to educate, employ, and empower people with disabilities: bit.ly/2U2c9tU

Nebula Media Group and The Viscardi Center Announce Partnership 06/08/2021

Nebula Media Group and The Viscardi Center Announce Partnership

We're proud to announce that we're teaming up with Nebula Media Group to accelerate our efforts to help organizations prioritize, plan, and build fully inclusive digital environments that elevate the online experience for all.

#inclusion #webaccessibility

Nebula Media Group and The Viscardi Center Announce Partnership The partnership aims to enhance Nebula and Viscardi’s digital accessibility services by connecting new clients with essential solutions to meet evolving compliance standards.

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