Children's Residential Program News
Here at the Children's Residential Program we make sure we stay in the holiday spirit year round. For Halloween our units decorated their windows with zombies, ghosts, mummies and pumpkins. Our residents helped decorate the units with spider webs, bats, and other spookiness. Plymouth house had a very scary skeleton that watched over our residents in the fall. When winter was here it was time to get up the colorful lights, trees and Menorahs.
Recently the CRP has experienced some changes. As the old adage says, “The one thing constant in life is change.”
Five of our adults from residences B and C have moved on to their adult home, Don Lane in Hauppauge. Staff continuously goes to visit them to ensure they have made a sooth adjustment. They will be missed, but never forgotten.
With that being said we also have had five new residents join the CRP family. Our new family members reside in residences A, B, and C. We welcome them and are excited to get to know them.
According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, numbers now show that 1 in 88 children in the United States are being diagnosed with Autism. The United Nations reports that more children will be diagnosed with Autism this year than with childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes or pediatric AIDS combined.
Spring has sprung in the Children’s Residential Program!! Students and staff put their creative caps on and decorated the windows of each of their prospective residences to celebrate the start of spring.
Residence A applied their art skills in creating an Easter themed window. With the sun shinning down on the flowers, butterflies, and newly hatched chicks it warms the CRP atrium.