CDS Monarch Blog

BCO Bake Sale

This Friday, February 24th, from 9AM to 1PM at the Wolf Life Transitions Center, individuals from Blended Creative Opportunities will be holding a bak



Reba McEntire Speaks Out on Disability Services

Country music legend Reba McEntire has joined OPWDD's outreach campaign, which is designed to educate New Yorkers about services and supports availabl



From the CEO: New Year, New Name

A new year always brings new things. Here at CDS Monarch, our year began with a new name and a fresh look. First, let me share a bit of history wit



Ultimate Wednesday: The Reptile Guys

Snakes, lizards and alligators...oh my!  The Reptile Guys brought their whole crew to our Ultimate Wednesday here at the Wolf Life Transitions Ce



Staff Highlight: Wandalynn Rogers

Wanda (left) with Sofia at BCO.Wanda is celebrating her 22nd anniversary at CDS Monarch this month! Currently Wanda can be found working at the Wolf



A New Supported Employment Opportunity

The Supported Employment department at CDS Monarch is very excited about a new enclave work group that will be starting up in the Danforth Cafeteria i



"Works for Me" Nominee: Tyrone S.

Tyrone S. was recognized with a 2011 DDSO Works For Me Award nomination for 15 years of excellent service at Chartwells at Nazareth College! The follo



PCO is Dancing to a New Beat: Zumba

Penbrooke Creative Opportunities likes to stay fit and healthy so they recently began a Zumba class. Zumba instructor, Danielle, visits the site and



A Dream Come True: David B.

Celebrities can often recall their break through moment, that first taste of fame. Being on the radio was a dream that our very own David B. has alway



A New Year and a New Name

Since the opening of our first community residence in 1978, Continuing Developmental Services (CDS) has become a leading service and employment provid




A Dream Come True: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Arthur moved into CDS Monarch's Beckwith Road residence last year with a clear dream he wanted to achieve. He has always enjoyed marching bands and h



Living His Dream: Adrian Esposito

Filmmaker Adrian Esposito was one of CDS Monarch's first MSC enrollees.  He was 6 years old and diagnosed with PDDNOS. He is now 22 years ol



A “Very Merry Holiday Art & Craft Sale”

CDS is proud to present its annual "Very Merry Holiday Art & Craft Sale" on Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 10:00am to 1



LCO Adopts a Service Member

Linden Creative Opportunities (LCO) has adopted a service member who is currently training in the States, but will be going overseas to a base in Japa