About Us

Lifestyles for the Disabled began operating in 1994 through the collaboration of parents, community organizations, local business people and a group of developmentally disabled adults (program participants). Each group recognized the need to develop programs that provide participants with realistic work settings and experiences within the Staten Island community and beyond.

Life at Lifestyles

Upcoming events

At Lifestyles we conduct a range of various events throughout the year to help engage and inspire our participants in various activities, with their peers, friends and families.

employment options

Lifestyles is committed to achieving its mission by training and developing participants with employable skills to become employed in the future.

cafe & Event catering

Lifestyles for The Disabled has two cafes, The Lifestyles Caffè at Willowbrook and the S.I Zoo Café, and offers catering at each venue and throughout the community.

Lifestyles News & Updates

Thursday's edition of Super Happy Fun Day started off with Chris leading us through our stretches. After that, we went to the Greenhouse, where James was waiting to start his segment "Will It Blend? Don't Ask." He took random objects and put them in a blender to see if they'd get blended! To end the afternoon, DJ Chris returned for the weekly Radio Request Live show! ...

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It's Pirate Week at Super Happy Fun Day! Yesterday, Eve came on and taught us some different pirate themed signs! After that, we kept the Pirate Day party going by watching some pirate videos, including a video of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow surprising Disney Land visitors on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride! ...

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Yesterday was a magical day at Super Happy Fun Day! Melissa led us through our stretch and breathe routine to get us ready for the day. "Artie's Garage" was next, and this week's car was a 1961 Jaguar MK 2! Finally, Steve The Magician stopped by and did some magic tricks for us! ...

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MOBILE RALLY/CAR PARADE
Families Rally to Save Vital Services for People with
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, September 17th
Please arrive at the front gate at 930 Willowbrook Road no earlier than 10:45 am. This is the only entry point for car rally participants. Upon arrival you will be directed where to line up your car.
Laura Kennedy, Parent Advocate will share some brief words on the significance of September 17th, the 33rd Anniversary of the closure of Willowbrook State School by Mario Cuomo

The Parent Advocacy will address the horrendous concerns that advocates and families have about the future of services for the developmentally disabled.
All participants must remain inside or next to your vehicle, please wear a mask and we ask that you do not congregate into groups.
At the end of the kickoff, you will be directed on how to exit and to proceed with the Mobile Rally.
On your back window, please write the following:

“Gov. Cuomo: Don't send us back to Willowbrook"
*(Find Washable Window Markers at Dollar Stores, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Staples)

Take pictures throughout the Rally and post on Twitter, Instagram
Hashtag #SaveIDDServices,
#WillowbrookNEVERagain
Or email to mobilerally917@gmail.com
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