CP Nassau is celebrating 70 years of making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities.
May 3, 2018
Through tireless work, generosity, and support we had a dream become a reality within the last year. Our brand new, beautiful playground was built thanks to the Theresa Foundation, Russo Family and the Kelly family. Our children have enjoyed this playground since the day it was opened. Take a look and watch them go!
May 2, 2018
With baseball season in “full swing” the Opening Day of the Terence Leary Field seemed to be the perfect video for today. The day was celebrated by the Terence Leary Foundation, CLC Chorus and Dance Team and many other CLC students and guests. Our students have enjoyed this field for almost 3 years now thanks to the generosity of the Terence Leary Foundation.
May 1, 2018
During the Spring, our Agency comes alive with all of the special events, Prom, Spring Fling and graduation rehearsal. We always love the Preschool Graduation! Looking forward to seeing this years graduates
April 30, 2018
Children utilizing the Upsee were able to partake in the ribbon cutting ceremony this past Friday. Because of this support, they were able to stand with their friends and cut the ribbon. Watch the video and see what else our students are able to do with the Upsee.
April 29, 2018
Michelle Mondello has one of our favorite stories to tell. Michelle has been with CP Nassau since her childhood. She met her husband here and they both came back to be dedicated employees. Today Michelle is one of the best librarians you can find. Watch the video for more of her story!
April 28, 2018
In her video, Nicole brings to light, one of the many things that makes CP Nassau such a special place! The staff, participants and students are like family. There for each other during the good times and the bad times.
April 27, 2018
The students of CLC are always excited at the Children’s Learning Center Lower Graduation. Whether they will be leaving to go to their school disctrict or growing through our halls, the children will take the memories with them forever.
April 26, 2018
Francisca “Fran” Murphy, one of our long time participants, volunteer receptionists and residents, talks about her decision to move into her home within the Agency. It is important to be happy where you live and spend most of your time.
April 25, 2018
Throughout our years, we have been fortunate to build relationships with high schools, universities, dance schools, and other musical programs. One such relationship is with the talented, Long Island Children’s Choir. It’s so wonderful that this dedicated choir takes the time to be involved with our Agnecy. Thank you to the children and directors of the Long Island Children’s Choir for all you do.
Although it is not Christmas time, we thought this memory would be one to share as part of our 70th anniversary video collection.
April 24, 2018
Iris Alessi, long time volunteer, Board of Directors, Member of the Council of Auxiliaries Board, shares what CP Nassau means to her. The joy that Iris describes is evident to all that visit CP Nassau.
April 23, 2018
Bobby has been with CP Nassau most of his life. From attending school, day program, job tech, residential and volunteering in the Snack Shack, Bobby has truly dont it all. He considers CP Nassau his home. Here’s what he has to say about it.
April 22, 2018
Happy Earth Day! For today’s video, we would like to share our talented Creation member, David Tindal and his back up chorus, the Long Island Children’s Choir. This video should instill a little happiness to all!!
April 20, 2018
April 19, 2018
Charlie Fleisch is a proud and talented member of the Nassau Thunderbolts!!! He practices weekly and has gotten to travel all over the country because of his achievements. See what he has to say about his time in the Thunderbolts!
April 18, 2018
Parent and Volunteer, Lucille Messina describes what her first day at the Children’s Learning Center at CP Nassau meant to her and her daughter. She describes the magic that makes CP Nassau special to its students, adults participants, parents and staff members.
April 17, 2018
Friend and champion for people developmental disabilities, Assemblywoman Melissa Miller, re-introduced her son Oliver, to her colleagues. Her son Oliver is inspiriation to all!!! Keep up the great work Assemblywoman Miller and Oliver!!!
April 15, 2018
Long time supporter and parent, Veronica Wawrzonek talks about the beginning of the LIfe Options program and the importance of the participants getting to choose their own schedules and the pure enjoyment had from Person Centered Planning.
April 14, 2018
A day at the Group Site Based Day Hab at CP Nassau! The staff at the GSBDH does everything in their power to make it a great day everyday, and the participants of the program feel their dedication!
April 12, 2018
Our Council President and our kind word about CP Nassau and her experiences with us.
April 10, 2018
Medicaid plays a big role in our participants ability to attend our programs and receive the services they need. Our staff are constantly advocating for our participants and aiding them to do so themselves.
April 9, 2018
Here is a wonderful video of our Children’s Learning Center’s students in the Upsee, look how they SOAR! The Children’s Learning Center is a magical place for the students and the staff of our Agency.
April 7, 2018
Ruth Tobe Greene thanks CP Nassau for their work and talks about how wonderful it has been to volunteer for 65 years. Thank you Ruth!!!
April 6, 2018
Taste and Toast of the Town. One of CP Nassau’s favorite events of the year. What a great night to support our Agency while sampling some of the best food in the area!!! This year’s event will take place on September 12, 2018 – same beautiful place – the Chateau Briand in Carle Place. We welcome participation by restaurants and sponsors! Call 516-378-2000 x351
April 5, 2018
Parent, Stan Wawrzonek speaks about his memories of CP Nassau and thanks our wonderful staff. His son Chris is a member of our music group Creation, with their talents being heard at many of our events under the direct of Maura Wachsberger and Billy Gaines.
April 4, 2018
We thought we would share what a wonderful time our residents had at their St. Valentine’s Day Party. It is special events like this party that make this Agency a wonderful place to attend and reside.
April 3, 2018
Sean Wachsberger, a dedicated former CP Nassau employee speaks about what our Agency means to him.
April 2, 2018
One of the many initiatives that the students and staff of the Children’s Learning Center have worked on many years at CP Nassau is Cupid Connections during Valentine’s Day. It is little things like this that make CP Nassau such a magical place.
April 1, 2018
Louis Panacciulli, Maestro of the Nassau Pops offers his congratulations for our 70 years of accomplishments and talks about the work done at CP Nassau. Come join us at the Tilles Center on October 14th to see Louis Panacciulli, the Nassau Pops abd the Four Seasons tribute put on a marvelous program. Thank you again Louis!!!
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
Parent and 60 year volunteer Vera talks about what CP Nassau has meant to her and her daughter! CP Nassau is her “home away from home” and we are so happy to have her.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Some of our wonderful program participants speaking about what they love about CP Nassau and how happy they are to be here for the 70th Anniversary!!!
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
We are grateful for our relationship with the local school district. Roosevelt School District and the amazing students there visit CP Nassau throughout the year, always spreading happiness and friendship.
Monday, March 26, 2018
Life is enjoyable when we show people we care about them. This video shows us some of the fun being had at Group Site-Based Day Hab at CP Nassau!
Friday, March 23, 2018
We thought a nice video like the fun times had at our Annual Sugar Plum Ball would be a good way to end the week. Just watch as all of the daughters and daddies dance the day away!
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Thinking of warm summer days during this snow covered day. The Golf and Tennis Tournament is a fun event for all and a great way to raise funds for the magnificent work done at CP Nassau!
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Another great collaboration with wonderful people! CP Nassau would not be where it is today without the help of many. Thank you!
Monday, March 19, 2018
Howie has been a part of our Agency for many years. He participates in the Thunderbolts, attends the Life Options program and loves many other facets of CP Nassau. See what he has to say about life at CP Nassau.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Good Afternoon, apologies for the late post, but we were all down enjoying our 18th Annual Polar Plunge. Thank you again to all those that came out and showed their support!!!
Now a video to warm your thoughts and hearts. Our children love to do it all, including surfing. Every year the dedicated individuals at Skudin Surf in Long Beach, make this dream a reality. We are forever grateful for their time and effort with our children!!!
Friday, March 16, 2018
As part of our 70th Anniversary celebration, we have come together as an agency and community and painted rocks for our CP Nassau Kindness Rocks program. Watching this video shows you all the fun we have been having with this project!
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Laura and her son, Daniel have been a part of CP Nassau , going on 40 years. Laura has devoted her time to giving back to the Agency, in any way she can. Listen to their story below.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Mobility Opportunities via Education curriculum, is a newer initiative we are bringing to the Children’s Learning Center. Throughout our Agency’s 70 years, we have done our best to bring the latest innovative techniques and practices to our school , adult programs and clinical offices.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Since the snow seems to persist, we thought you might enjoy a look at the Festival of Trees 2013. This event in enjoyed by many every year, something to truly look forward to. And as many of our large events, this event is vital to the work that we have done at CP Nassau throughout the years.
Monday, March 12, 2018
With St. Patrick’s Day coming fast, we thought you enjoy these Irish Step Dancers and Bag Piper coming to share their talents with the children and adults of our Agency. Top of the Afternoon to you all!
Sunday, March 11, 2018
As part of our 70 videos for our 70th anniversary campaign, we thought it would be important to focus on some of the pressing issues we deal with at CP Nassau. The Life Options employment opportunities were one of these issues.
Friday, March 9, 2018
We thought you’d enjoy the rendition of Happy by Pharrel Williams, song by David Tindal of the CP Nassau Creations! Accompanying David on the stage, are all the children from the Long Island Children’s Choir. We hope this makes your Friday all the more happier.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
As we are gearing up for our 70th Anniversary, we thought you might enjoy this look back our 65 Anniversary video. We continue to strive to offer the highest quality of services for our students and adults.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
As part of our video presentations, we thought you would enjoy an interview from the past with Maestro Louis Panacciulli of the Nassau Pops, and Maura Wachsberger, David Tindal and Chris Wawrzonek of the CP Nassau Creations. It is wonderful partnerships like these, that truly help our Agency to thrive. Thank You Louis, and Maura for all you do. And thank you for your talent and hardwork David and Chris.
Monday, March 5, 2018
Our Scouts have a great time at every meeting, field trip and special event such as the Annual Camporee! Throughout the school year, the boys and girls of the Children’s Learning Center learn the values of Team work, Sportsmanship, Honesty, Integrity and More. Throughout our 70 years, we have strived to bring the outside world in, we will continue our relationship with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America to keep this wonderful program in our school.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
The Forget Me Not Ball is a time honored tradition where we raise necessary funds, while awarding those who have shown us heart warming support throughout the years. See what our wonderful supporters and friends have to say about this enchanting evening and our Agency.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
This video shows some of wonderful students, learning to feel the sensation of walking, some for the first time. In our 70 years of service, we do our best to introduce new ways to better the lives of those we service.
Friday, March 2, 2018
We are hoping this video of our talented ballerinas warms your heart on this cold and dreary day.
The Children’s Learning Center strives to bring its students every extra-curricular activity that children are afforded outside of its doors. It’s this type or initiative that brought the Ballet Club to CLC.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
The Children’s Learning Center marked Black History month in a number of ways and one was at a special assembly that featured songs, music, dance, art, poetry and film. Students worked hard along with the faculty members to put this together and everyone learned a lot and felt inspired and uplifted. Take a look at a rehearsal for the program on our facebook page!
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
A crowd favorite for 14 years. Or some might say it is a challenge to Plunge to, the CP Nassau Polar Bear Plunge is thought to be one of the best fundraisers of the year. People challenge themselves and others to brave the chilly waters and raise money for a great cause. This event is fun for the whole family, whether you decide to take the Plunge or not.
Hopefully this event will see it’s 70th year, just our our agency is doing this year!
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
In celebration of our 70th anniversary, we thought we’d invite you in to see our school, The Children’s Learning Center.
The Children’s Learning Center is a magnificent place where students are encouraged to learn, play and thrive. We do our best to make the CLC environment friendly, helpful and fun. Take a look at the video, so you can see what goes on behind the doors. Welcome to our house.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Let the CP Nassau Trivia Challenge Begin!!!!
During the 70 years of service, CP Nassau has held a wealth of events to engage the community and to help get everyone involved. Since today is the first day of the CP Nassau Trivia Challenge, we thought you may enjoy this video that was taken during a Trivia Challenge Awards Ceremony.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Today marks 70 days until we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County! Every day we will post a video that reflects great things that have happened over the past 7 decades! See highlights of programs and events, people talking about the Agency and other special moments and memories! So much good to celebrate and build on!