Nassau AHRC Program Hopes to Expand with County Contract
New York-based law firm Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., supports several charities doing work in the Long Island community. One of the organizations Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates supports is the Nassau County AHRC Foundation, Inc.
Nassau AHRC helps more than 2,200 people who have developmental disabilities. It does so in part by training them for work and employing them through initiatives like its eWorks program, which recycles electronic waste for businesses in the Tri-State Area. Recently, Nassau County itself signed on to use eWorks’ recycling services.
This contract with the county has the potential to significantly grow the program. To date, eWorks has already received over 10,000 pounds of electronic waste, and it expects to recycle approximately 100,000 pounds of waste for the county over a yearlong period. Expansion of the program will help provide steady paychecks for the adults with disabilities employed by eWorks, many of whom would face difficulty finding a job elsewhere.
The Fay J. Lindner Center for & Developmental Disabilities
At Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, PC, community outreach forms an important part of doing business. Every year, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates hosts events to support several charities. In 2012, its schedule included a Tantalizing Tastes event to benefit the Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities.
The Fay J. Lindner Center offers assessment and treatment to people with autism spectrum disorder from childhood through the end of their lives. The center was founded in 2001 as the Lindner Center and renamed to honor the support of the Fay J. Lindner Foundation.
Today, the center operates out of a cutting-edge facility run by AHRC Nassau. It offers assessment services ranging from diagnostic testing to functional behavior assessments to adult Asperger assessments. It also provides individualized and interdisciplinary treatment, reduced-rate psychotherapy performed by doctoral students, speech and language therapy, and more. For additional information on the center, including ways to volunteer or donate, visit FayJLindnercenter.org.
The Kosciuszko Foundation Presents the Chopin Piano Competition
Highly regarded throughout New York State, the mortgage banking law firm Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., is widely recognized for its philanthropic efforts. In addition to contributing to several organizations that advocate for health issues and the rights of individuals with disabilities, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates supports the Kosciuszko Foundation, which promotes international academic and artistic dialogue and collaboration.
For nearly a century, the Kosciuszko Foundation has devoted itself to strengthening cultural ties between Poland and the United States. The organization funds scholarships and research fellowships to facilitate intellectual exchange between the two countries. In addition, the foundation has long sponsored musical competitions in honor of the many talented artists of Polish origin.
The Kosciuszko Foundation established the Chopin Piano Competition in 1949, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death. Held in the first half of October every year, the competition is open to gifted Polish and American youths aged 16 to 26. Contestants perform a diverse repertoire that highlights the works of Chopin and other Polish composers, as well as Polish styles, such as traditionally inspired mazurkas.
Individuals with Disabilities Find Employment with TRI Training
Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., offers its clients expertise in all areas of mortgage banking law. In its mission to provide forward-thinking solutions, the firm draws on the talents of a vibrant and diverse staff. Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates has built its inclusive workforce in part through a close partnership with The Rehabilitation Institute (TRI) in Westbury, New York.
For over 45 years, TRI has helped people with disabilities to achieve their greatest potential and independence. The nonprofit organization offers a range of therapeutic and educational services, as well as a comprehensive vocational training program through its Business and Career Training Center. With the cooperation of businesses and other organizations in the community, the training center guides individuals through the entire job preparation and search process, ranging from basic skills training and internships to full, competitive employment.
Every year, approximately 200 people graduate from the TRI Business and Career Training Center with skill sets in office technology, bookkeeping, inventory, building maintenance, and computer graphics. Throughout its history, TRI has found job placements for 10,000 individuals, including 50 of whom have gone on to work at Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates.
Upcoming Events to Support Hunter’s Hope
In addition to providing legal services relating to loans and real estate, New York law firm Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, PC, generously supports numerous charities, among them the Hunter’s Hope Foundation. Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates has hosted several events for Hunter’s Hope, including the organization’s 2013 annual gala.
The Hunter’s Hope Foundation supports research into and awareness of Krabbe disease and the leukodystrophies often diagnosed along with it. In spring and summer 2013, the charity will hold several fundraising events, including Every Step Walk & 5K Runs in Taunton, Massachusetts; Portland, Oregon; and Longmont, Colorado. Each of the walk/runs will be held in honor or memory of a person diagnosed with Krabbe disease or a leukodystrophy.
Hunter’s Hope will also benefit from two golf tournaments during the summer of 2013: the Sixth Annual Drive for Hope in Camarillo, California, and the 17th Annual JVL Golf Tournament in East Farmingdale, New York. For more information on Hunter’s Hope, or for sign-up information for any of its fundraisers, visit www.huntershope.org.
AHRC Nassau and the Freeport Vocational Center
For more than 60 years, AHRC Nassau has supported people with developmental disabilities. The organization runs programs ranging from job training to actual employment, with many activities taking place at its Freeport Vocational Center. Built in 1970 and 115,000 square feet in size, the Freeport Vocational Center provides a safe, OSHA-compliant working environment complete with on-site nurses who can help program participants when they need extra support. The center is located near Meadowbrook State Parkway in Freeport, New York.
The Freeport Vocational Center hosts several AHRC Nassau programs. Its pre-vocational program readies participants for work in the community in a supervised environment that includes skill training, compensation, and structure. The program also partners with a national group of clients that offers regular work to participants. In addition, the center contains AHRC Nassau’s assembly and packaging services, and its electronic waste recycling program, each of which employs adults with disabilities.
Office Skills Training from The Rehabilitation Institute
New York law firm Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., supports causes ranging from improving the lives of seriously wounded veterans to winning the battle against leukodystrophies like Krabbe disease. Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates also backs The Rehabilitation Institute (TRI) in its mission to help people with disabilities achieve more independence.
One way TRI pursues its goals is by helping individuals with disabilities find employment. The institute offers two office skills training programs. Its basic course lasts for 13 weeks and encourages proficiency in skills ranging from mail room procedures and fax machine operation to visual comparisons and keyboarding. Graduates of the program are equipped to find work as clerks or office assistants.
For students seeking more in-depth office skills, TRI offers a course designed to build proficiency in computerized office tasks. The course lasts for half a year and includes training in clerical software like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel as well as instruction on formatting correspondence, performing data entry, and basic math.
The Kosciuszko Foundation’s Annual Dinner and Ball
The law firm Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, PC, contributes to charities whose missions range from supporting veterans to battling diseases. Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates also supports the Kosciuszko Foundation, a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to deepening the links between Poland and the United States.
The Kosciuszko Foundation hosts numerous events every year, but the Annual Dinner and Ball ranks among its most important. The ball has been held for 78 years running; the 2013 event took place on April 27 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. The ball features several attractions, including a raffle, dancing, and the annual debutante presentation.
First held in 1941, the debutante presentation allows young women between the ages of 16 and 25 to participate in the ball and be presented in front of diplomats, community leaders, and other society members. In order to qualify, potential debutantes must be able to show a record of strong academic achievement. In 2013, two young women, from Massachusetts and Ohio, made their debuts.
Tough Mudder and the Wounded Warrior Project
Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, PC, makes significant contributions to both local and national charities every year. As part of its 2012 community outreach efforts, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates sponsored 20 participants in a Tough Mudder run in New Jersey.
Designed by the British Special Forces, the Tough Mudder adventure run wears its military background on its sleeve. Its events cover 10-12 miles of obstacles, many of which bear striking similarities to the obstructions found on military training courses.
To honor its military heritage and help today’s veterans, Tough Mudder donates a portion of its proceeds to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), which provides combat stress recovery programs, employment services, benefits counseling, adaptive sports programs, and more to wounded veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to donating its own funds to WWP, Tough Mudder provides $25 refunds to participants who raise at least $150 for the charity. To date, the race has raised more than $5.5 million for WWP.
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.