CDS Monarch Blog


Mission Champion: Emily Fisher, CDS Monarch

Emily Fisher started as a treatment coordinator at CDS Monarch in November of 2014 in Without Walls (WOW) at our Webster Creative Opportunities (W...



Giving Thanks This Season

It's easy to get swept up in the rush of everyday life. As we grow busy with what's happening around us, it's good to take a moment to reflect upon...



CDS Monarch Individual Recognized for William B. Joslin Outstanding Performer Award Nomination

Rochester, N.Y. – Nov. 12, 2015 – The William B. Joslin Award is given to an individual with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities



CDS Monarch Teams up with Genesee Community College Human Services Students

Rochester, N.Y. – Nov. 2, 2015 – Individuals from CDS Monarch’s Without Walls, which provides opportunities for drama, music and art therapy...



Staff Highlight: Touria Banour

Touria has worked at CDS Monarch since June of 2010. She started as a Support Specialist at Roxwell before transferring to Blended Creative Oppo...



CDS Monarch Special Olympics Athletes Bring Home Gold Medals

On October 16th and October 17th the New York State Fall Games were held in Glens Falls, New York. Approximately 1,000 athletes and coaches from al...



Staff Highlight: Linda Lizzo

Linda Lizzo started at CDS Monarch in October of 2012 as a part-time aquatic fitness instructor. In 2011, she accepted a full-time position as a re...



Staff Highlight: Theresa Collett

Theresa Collett has worked at CDS Monarch since 2002. She started as a Support Specialist at our Park Circle residence and then became residence ma...



CDS Monarch's Kenny M. - Actor, Special Olympics Athlete, and now, Model

Kenny, actor and Special Olympics athlete for CDS Monarch, was featured as part of a collaboration between the George Eastman House Internationa...



CDS Monarch Recognizes the Passing of Robert "The Sheriff" Hubble

It was easy to recognize Robert “The Sheriff” Hubble, an individual receiving services from CDS Monarch. Dressed in his vest adorned with gleam...



Staff Highlight: Ashley Leonard

Ashley started at CDS Monarch as a support specialist at our Atlantic Road residence in 2006. She was then promoted to assistant residence manager,...



CDS Monarch Plays Role in Lowering Unemployment for People with Disabilities

Rochester, N.Y. – When the Bureau of Labor released its job statistics Friday, Aug. 7, it noted that from July 2014 to July 2015 the unemployment...



Staff Highlight: Abigail Doberstein

Abigail has been at CDS Monarch for just over a year, joining the team as a physical therapist in May of 2014. Abigail's responsibilities include ...



Railroad Junction Summer Camp Visits CDS Monarch

Campers from the Toddlers Workshop and Railroad Junction Summer Camp came to visit CDS Monarch Tuesday, August 4th. About 15 kids gathered around ...