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...



Staff Highlight: Michelle Tucker

Michelle Tucker has worked at CDS Monarch since November 2013. She started as an administrative assistant for Human Resources but has since become ...



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...



The Wolf Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $120,000 to Support People with Developmental Disabilities and Veterans at CDS Monarch

Rochester, NY - July 28, 2015 - The Wolf Foundation hosted its 28th Annual Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament Monday, July 20 at Monroe Golf ...



Staff Highlight: Marlene DiSalvatore

Marlene DiSalvatore started at CDS Monarch July 16th, 2007 as a Support Specialist. Her tasks include caring for the individuals at the CDS Monarc...



Staff Highlight: Kristin Carges

July is Kristin Carges' fifth year at CDS Monarch. She started as a behavior specialist but moved up to manager of behavior services just a few mo...



Staff Highlight: Anto Beslic

Anto Beslic has worked at CDS Monarch for fifteen years, serving as a van driver. Anto's primary responsibility is transporting the individuals to ...