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Since 1949, Cerebral Palsy of Westchester has been the leading non-profit organization in Westchester and Fairfield County, providing essential educational services, direct services, vocational training, recreation, rehabilitation and advocacy to children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Cerebral Palsy of Westchester was founded by a dedicated network of volunteers, helping disabled children access medical treatments and services that were just becoming available in area hospitals. One volunteer, Martie Osterer, recognized the need for a strong organization with structure and financial stability,…

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Mission & Vision

We believe and advocate that….
All children and adults with disabilities have a fundamental right to public education that prepares them to function as independently as possible. Each child with a disability is entitled to the opportunity to live and grow within their family, and that advocacy and service must be truly family-centered, rather than focused exclusively on the individual. People with disabilities have the right, desire and ability to shape their own destinies…

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Cerebral Palsy of Westchester’s Recreation Program, an adaptive sports program, is hosting a two-week #summerbreak program until August 25th. This program was created so children and youth can experience the joy of participating in recreational, competitive sports on a regular basis. The overall goal is to give children and youth with mobility issues, the opportunity to play sports they may not otherwise be able to play. All of the kids are having fun! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Jimmy Vejar #Summer Fun Program spent the past six weeks going on many exciting trips and enjoying the beautiful summer weather. They visited the New York Hall of Science, watched the Broadway production of “Annie,” and splashed around at SplashDown Beach Water Park. Everyone is looking forward to coming back next year for some more fun! ... See MoreSee Less

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The BRIDGE School, a division of Cerebral Palsy of #Westchester, is in need of a #wheelchairaccessible van to transport our students into the local community as part of our transition program. Please visit CPW's Go Fund Me Page to donate today: goo.gl/c42ixJ

At the age of 14, students start the program and create a transition plan to guide them through school and into adulthood based on what they would like and are able to do. Our students have been limited in going out into the community which makes this van essential to allow our students to have access to explore their interests.

About Our Transition Program:
The Transition Program offers an educationally based curriculum that is structured around training sections and learning sites in the community. Some of these sections include: Workforce preparation, Clerical and Basic Life Skills. Each area of training incorporates trips into the local community and hands on training to enhance development of skills.The core elements of workforce preparation for students with disabilities are the same as those for their nondisabled peers—awareness of interests and abilities, exposure to career options, and assessing and building skills. The only difference is that they require more extensive and individualized support from school personnel and other adults.

The three most important goals for students are to gain an understanding of themselves and their abilities, interests, and values; gain an understanding of the world of work; and acquire effective decision-making skills.

Our transition students work at the CP/W Market Place, an on-site café to develop clerical skills. Students practice retail skills including: inventory tracking and restocking, conducting point-of-sale transactions and customer service.

Life skills is a component of the program that connects the essentials of daily living with practical life experiences. Students follow a curriculum that uses various learning techniques to address social skills development, safety in the community, hygiene and grooming, and self-exploration.
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On Wednesday August 9th, CPW’s BRIDGE School Program hosted their annual car wash. Students hand washed cars and also had yummy snow cones and baked goods for sale. All of the students had fun while raising money for their program. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Adaptive Recreation Program will take place at 1186 King St. Rye Brook, NY on August 14th - 25th on Weekdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Available to ages 5-21 years old.

Our SUMMER BREAK adaptive sports program is designed to
promote the benefits of recreation for children with special needs.
Our goal is to increase physical fitness in participants while providing a safe and fun learning environment for all to enjoy.

Fee: OPWDD Waivered service. Additional units to be requested by MSCs.

Contact info:

Dana Fiorentino
Recreation Coordinator
Dana.Fiorentino@cpwestchester.org
914.937.3800 x640

Lindsay Buttenschon
Children’s Services Director
Lindsay.Buttenschon@cpwestchester.org
914.937.3800.627
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