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.

cafes & 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

For last Tuesday's Super Happy Fun Day, Mario gave a presentation on mascots, including Staten Island's own Scooter the Holy Cow! After that, it was time for another edition of "Artie's Garage." Due to the tropical storm, we stayed in and watched videos about famous cars from tv shows and movies! ...

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On Thursday, the College group had a few surprise guests join their Zoom call to teach them about truth and friendship! Thank you to the Lone Ranger and to Billy and his family for coming! ...

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Thursday's edition of Super Happy Fun Day was full of poetry and music! After Melissa stretched with us, we had a poetry slam, featuring special guests from the College group! Staff and participants alike gave scores after each poem. Chris then hosted his weekly "Radio Request Live" show and got everyone dancing for the rest of the afternoon! ...

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We went back to Broadway during yesterday's Super Happy Fun Day! After Brigid led us through a stretching exercise, we got to learn about the hit Broadway musical, Wicked. For the second part of the afternoon Ike Willis, formerly with The Frank Zappa Band and currently with The Ike Willis Project, stopped by and told us about his career and showed us some old videos, as well as some recent ones! ...

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