TRI - Helping Employ People with Disabilities for 45 Years
As a proactive employer of people with disabilities, New York law practice Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., maintains a longstanding record of supporting programs that assist people with a range of physical and developmental challenges. One of the organizations that Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates supports is The Rehabilitation Institute (TRI), which has been operating for over 45 years..
For decades, TRI’s Business and Career Training Center has trained and placed citizens with disabilities in workplaces all over New York. TRI offers coursework in a variety of practical areas, including bookkeeping, data entry, inventory, building maintenance, and computer graphics. Additionally, it provides clients with ongoing support services that range from learning basic life skills to resume development and interview skills.
One of the most significant outcomes of TRI’s work is the successful advancement of many of its clients to productive positions at local businesses. In addition to providing training, the organization works with area companies to form a support system for its client. TRI also creates opportunities, such as internships, to introduce clients to the workforce. Because of TRI’s vocational and job-readiness training programs and collaborations with business, approximately 10,000 TRI clients have secured employment.
New York SRC: Advocating for Employment of People with Disabilities
With a well-established record of supporting people with disabilities through proactive training and employment opportunities, the mortgage law practice of Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., has maintained a long association with the New York State Rehabilitation Council (SRC). Craig Wolfson, an associate partner at Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, is currently serving on the SRC Workforce Development Committee as a representative of business, industry, and labor, owing to his firm’s history of successfully employing persons with disabilities.
Established in 1992, the SRC advises the New York State Education Department’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation. As representatives of people with disabilities and their families, the SRC acts as a liaison between the state agency and the people it serves.
The SRC’s ultimate mission is to see that employers hire people with disabilities at the same rate as those without disabilities. To this end, the SRC draws its members from a variety of sources to form a council as diverse as the people it represents. These advocates work on behalf of families of persons with disabilities, blind and deaf consumers, educators, state agents, and many other interests.
Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C.: The Kosciuszko Foundation Supports International Exchange
Every year, the Kosciuszko Foundation awards nearly $1 million in fellowships and grants to individuals promoting, teaching, or studying Polish culture. Some of its most important scholarships offer Americans the opportunity to study, research, and teach in Poland; reciprocal opportunities invite Poles to do the same in the United States. Americans can take advantage of year-abroad scholarships as well as graduate study and research grants. The Kosciuszko Foundation’s year-abroad award supports students wishing to study at the Center of Polish Language, while the grant program allows recipients to choose any institution under the aegis of the Polish Ministry of National Education.
Poles who wish to participate in an exchange in the United States should apply for a teaching fellowship, awarded to university faculty; a fellowship, presented to postgraduates; or a grant, given to individuals without doctoral degrees. Generally, the Kosciuszko Foundation provides between $7,500 and $25,500 to each recipient.
A New York law firm, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates actively supports numerous local and national charity organizations, including the Kosciuszko Foundation.
AHRC Nassau Helps Individuals with Disabilities Secure Employment
A community organization that assists individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities, AHRC Nassau operates several employment programs. Since 1970, the nonprofit has operated the Freeport Vocational Center, a facility where individuals with disabilities can learn important professional skills. Taking a person-centered approach, the facility pairs each student with a vocational service coordinator who helps him or her to develop an educational plan and training goals. Often, the technical and social skills that participants learn at the Freeport Vocational Center allow them to secure reliable work in their communities. Additionally, AHRC Nassau runs a Supported Employment Department, whose caring professionals match participants’ skills with the needs of organizations across the region.
A respected mortgage banking law firm in New York, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates supports an array of philanthropic causes, including AHRC Nassau. The firm hosted AHRC Nassau’s annual Christmas party in 2011, and employees of the firm participated in a recent fundraiser walkathon for the organization.
Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates Sponsors Fay J. Lindner Center Fundraiser
In September of 2012, the law firm of Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., participated as a sponsor in the Tantalizing Tastes Event, held to raise funds and awareness for the Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
Several hundred guests enjoyed a selection of local and well-known wines paired with signature dishes from some of Long Island and Manhattan’s better-known restaurants. The event targeted funds for the Lindner Center’s initiatives in clinical service, research, and training.
Since 2001, the center has operated outpatient assessment and treatment programs to help meet the needs of patients, families, schools, and communities, providing quality care based on cutting-edge research and treatment protocols. Now located in a new facility on the Brookline campus of AHRC Nassau, the center is affiliated with North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and continues to develop innovative clinical and training programming, serving those impacted by developmental disabilities, their families, and their caregivers.
Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates participates as a major sponsor in several AHRC fundraising initiatives.
Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates Sponsors a Tough Mudder Team Benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project
Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates P.C. (RR&A) provides clients throughout New York with legal assistance in mortgage banking issues related to bankruptcy, foreclosure, eviction, and collections. The firm’s attorneys are also major supporters of charitable organizations, such as the Nassau County AHRC Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).
The latter nonprofit assists severely injured military veterans throughout the critical transition period between active duty and civilian life. In October of 2012, RR&A sponsored a group of determined volunteer competitors who tested their limits in the Tough Mudder challenge.
Designed by the British Special Forces and benefiting WWP, this one-of-a-kind event requires competitors to complete a 10- to 12-mile obstacle course. With nothing but glory on the line, completing this muddy challenge requires more all-around conditioning than many marathons and triathlons. Over the years, more than half a million people have participated in this annual event, raising nearly $4 million for WWP.
A Look at the Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates Partners
Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates is a law firm based in Plainview, New York. The firm was established by Cynthia Rosicki in 1990, and the practice has grown to incorporate three offices and four partners in New York.
Founder Cynthia Rosicki earned her Juris Doctor from New York Law School. Over the course of her career, she has earned numerous awards, including the Polish Children’s Heartline Humanitarian Award, and she was named New York State Businesswoman of the Year.
Tom Rosicki has a background in the public sector as a Special Agent in Organized Crime with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and as Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission. He holds a Juris Doctor from Touro Law School.
Craig Wolfson is the firm’s newest partner, having joined Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates in 2008. Most recently, he was invited to sit on the New York State Rehabilitation Council’s Workforce Development Committee.
Kelly Ann Poole has been practicing law since 1992 and is admitted to practice in Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; and New York. In addition to her practice, she is an avid supporter of organizations that provide therapeutic horseback riding services.
New York Law Firm Supports Local Child Advocacy Group
Founded in 1979, CCAN advocates for the rights of children on Long Island and beyond to be safe, secure, and cared for. The organization supports expanded preventive and treatment services for young victims of abuse and neglect and serves as a resource for professionals and the community in identifying and addressing signs of abuse. CCAN fosters programs such as Project Kidz Talk, a peer-to-peer support group for abuse victims; Project Families Together, which assists adults battling substance abuse as they transition into drug-free living and responsible parenting; and a Child Victim Advocate Program that aids non-offending parents and children as they navigate the intricacies of courts and social service systems.
The Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect cites figures showing that some 13,000 children on Long Island experienced abuse or neglect in the past year. With assistance from Rosicki Rosicki & Associates and other caring businesses and individuals, CCAN hopes to end that suffering for good.
USFN Member Rosicki Rosicki & Associates Upholds High Professional Standards
Rosicki Rosicki & Associates, P.C., a New York law firm dedicated to assisting clients with a variety of personal financial legal matters, maintains membership in USFN and other professional organizations. In operation for a quarter of a century, USFN (formerly the U.S. Foreclosure Network) serves as a resource for information, education, news, and training for legal personnel in real estate law and related fields.
In addition, USFN promulgates standards for ethical conduct and professional competence within its industry. It serves as an advocate for its members as they work with real estate financing corporations and supports ongoing productive dialogue between members of the legal and real estate professions. USFN offers insights on current legislation and regulatory measures that affect the real estate finance industry and strives to broaden its members’ opportunities for business success.
Beyond its advocacy, the organization publishes numerous training guides and professional resources, including state-by-state manuals on foreclosure, bankruptcy, and eviction matters; eviction and foreclosure timeline matrices for each state; and a video series detailing best practices in interacting with clients facing bankruptcy or foreclosure. The USFN also provides a comprehensive National Mortgage Servicer’s Reference Directory to its members.
Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., Supports the Wounded Warrior Project
A law firm with offices in Plainview, Batavia, and Fishkill, New York, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates serves clients in several practice areas related to mortgage banking, including foreclosures, evictions, and bankruptcy. In addition to its professional services, the firm contributes to many regional and national philanthropic causes. For example, in October 2012, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates sponsored nearly two dozen athletes in the Tri-State Tough Mudder Competition, which took place at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey.
Recognized as the premier obstacle course series in the world, Tough Mudder also provides participants with an excellent opportunity to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that sponsors recovery programs and employment services for wounded veterans. To date, Tough Mudder has helped raise more than $5 million for this worthy organization. Additionally, Tough Mudder recognizes a team of Wounded Warriors at every event. Competition officials invite these inspiring individuals to join hundreds of civilians as they tackle 10-mile obstacle courses designed to challenge participants both physically and mentally.