Employee Spotlight: From DSP to LPN

Laughter and music could be heard from down the hall, as Shaquasha “Quay” Irby, a Medical DSP at the Rainbow Commons ICF made her rounds to check on residents. A drawn out “Quay” came from the living room as Chrissy, … Continued

Sibling Spotlight: Sister-Advocate Publishes Memoir

On April 3rd, sister-advocate Ali Carbone published her first memoir titled What Are You Looking At?. Following the Carbone family from adolescence to adulthood, the memoir explores Ali’s personal experience as the sibling of three brothers with autism; Michael, Anthony, and … Continued

Matt Hofele’s Journey to Albany

Self-Advocates Making a Statement Wearing a grey suit and dark-rimmed glasses, Matt Hofele practiced his speech in a Holiday Inn hotel room in downtown Albany. The 36-year-old, who lives in a Citizens Options Unlimited group home in Greenlawn, was preparing … Continued

Little Soap Lady Visits Shoreham ICF

Earlier this month, the Little Soap Lady visited our Shoreham ICF to teach people supported how to make their own soap! You can see from their smiles that they thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We look forward to many more opportunities … Continued

Citizens Respite Super Bowl

Citizens Respite had an epic time cheering on the The Kansas City Chiefs during the Super Bowl on Sunday! CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL PHOTOS

FSS Citizens Recreation Bowling

As always, FSS Citizens Recreation had a fantastic time during Bowling Tuesdays at East Meadow Bowl! Check out their new, personalized bowling balls! Interested in learning more about our recreation program? Email us at respite@citizens-inc.org.

Citizens Carol Street

This past month was filled with fun events at Citizens Carol Street! First, they enjoyed a karaoke night where Ross sang songs from his favorite movie, The Lion King, then there was a pajama party for Freddy’s birthday. Finally, Noah … Continued