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CP of New York State winners

A Fun-Filled Festival

Joslin Award Recipient: Deserea Taylor

A Trip Through the Record Store

North Country Festival of Trees & Festival Gala

Bucky Dent A Big Hit in the North Country

Congratulations to the Center’s Award Recipients

A Big Buddy Walk

Former Yankees Star Bucky Dent, Celebrating 40th Anniversary of His ‘Big Homer’ at Center’s Lake George Aficionado Evening

Making a Splash— Again!

Following the Yellow Brick Road

Bowl-A-Thon Bonanza

Silver Anniversary Siro’s Cup

Roll into Fall @ Bowl-A-Thon

Prospect Center the Winner in Annual Volleyball Tournament

Creatively Together

Concert for a Cause

With Stars In Their Eyes

25 Years of Siro's Cup

St. Margaret’s Nurse Receives LeadingAge NY Award

Concert for A Cause in Lake George

Million Dollar Beach Volleyball Tournament to Benefit Prospect Center

Langan School Pride on Display

Generosity from JetFest

Special Olympians All

Parade Proceeds Benefit Pool at Prospect Center

A Red Carpet Affair

That Swisher Smile

Parade of Homes to Benefit Center

Former Yankees All-Star Nick Swisher at An Aficionado Experience

Senior Orchestra Shines

Travel by Foot

Creative Dancers

Art on Display

Great Game Night

Delivering on Demo Day 2018

A Tradition Carries On

Congratulations to our 2018 Nurses of Excellence

Conquering Empire!

Painting Fun

Engineering Innovation to Improve Lives

Special 2018 Telethon section

Center for Disability Services

Congratulations to the Center’s Award Recipients

Employees from the Center for Disability Services were recently honored at the 2018 Cerebral Palsy of New York State awards dinner at the Saratoga City Center, as part of the organization’s annual conference, Imagine.

CP of NYS Staff Recognition Awards were presented October 16. Recipients from the Center were Kara Brozowski, a Certified Teaching Assistant at the Langan School in Albany, Jim Farrell, a Resident Counselor at the Dixon Road Residence in Queensbury, Kim Thomas, a Direct Support Professional in the Center’s Adult Services at Smith Center and Ty Yates, a Direct Support Professional in Human Resources.

Kara Brozowski encourages her students to reach their highest potential. She is mentor for new staff members and has the specialized skills, demeanor and experience to work in any classroom. With more than 20 years at the Langan School, she encourages her students to grow and ‘get better at life’ on a daily basis and models an excellent work ethic.

Jim Farrell began working at the Dixon Road residence when it opened in 2003. Known as a resource for new staff, he is dedicated to the residents and their families. Farrell has an enthusiastic and flexible attitude which creates a positive, comfortable home environment for those who live there, as well as relatives and visitors.

Kim Thomas is considered a role model for what a direct support professional should be and she consistently puts the needs and interests of the people she supports first. Thomas, hired in 1999, develops relationships in order to know what is important to each individual. She expertly coordinates meaningful and fun community outings and on site activities at Smith Center.

Ty Yates was a student intern in Human Resources in 2002, and then became a direct support professional at the Center’s Woodside Drive residence. Yates enthusiastically applied for the opportunity to manage the front desk for Human Resources and is the first point of contact for people. She is known for her professional manner, teamwork and dedication.

Brozowski, Farrell, Thomas and Yates were selected as award winners because they exemplify the Center’s values of excellence, teamwork, innovation and leadership and are outstanding representatives of all of the staff who make the Center for Disability Services the place where people get better at life.



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