Cooke School Honored by NYS OPWDD

Oct 23, 2017

NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities Recognizes Cooke School at their 9th “Works for Me” Awards Ceremony

Cooke School and Institute was honored by The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities’ (OPWDD) at their 9th annual “Works for Me” award ceremony. Cooke was recognized for our work with our SKILLs students, preparing them to be independent and meaningfully engaged adults in their communities.

By equipping our students with the knowledge and skills they need to work in professional settings through our internship program and adaptive skills training, Cooke continues to make it possible for our students to be included, accepted and recognized for their contributions in New York City’s diverse workforce. 

In attendance were Dr. Francis Tabone, Cooke’s Head of School and Virginia Skar, Chair, Adaptive Services, both proud to be present to represent Cooke School and receive this very special honor!

View the OPWDD produced Cooke honoree video (below) 

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Cooke School envisions a world in which all people with special needs are included as valued members of their communities, leading independent and purposeful lives.