"Racker Staff is dedicated to helping our son do all the little things that make his life fulfilling." - Participant Family Member
"The quality and caring programs that Racker provides is just one of the many reasons they have the respect of their community." - Participant Family Member
"Once upon a time, there was a girl who was a tomboy and she lived with her mom and grandparents in Trumansburg. We all moved to Dryden and I (Amber) went to BOCES. I didn’t have a good relationship with anybody. I struggled a lot to be able to be good. Then there was this fieldtrip and I wasn’t able to go. Most of the time, I would run out of the classroom and I would be bad. This time, I didn’t. Instead, I stayed in the classroom and did all of my work. My teacher, Ms. Havill, and I made a plan. The plan said I could earn and get shiny rocks if I did all my work, and I did get lots of them because I was being good. I continued to be good because I realized if I was good I could get more of the things I wanted. Then I started realizing I had a good relationship, so I started behaving more often, even when I wasn’t getting any rewards. Now I behave even when Ms. Havill isn’t around, because I can make positive relationships with other people. Now I have relationships with lots of other people and that makes me feel good. Now I’m moving again, but I know I can still stay in contact with Ms. Havill and that is important because I want to be able to keep my relationship with her."
“Racker is almost as good as Grandma!”
Racker's Virtual Activities are learning opportunities developed by the Family Resource Program. Learn to draw, play games, virtually exercise, and much more!May 24, 2022
This workshop will help participants better understand challenging behaviors at home.
Participates will learn about and build their understanding of challenging behavior
as a form of communication. Following the workshop, participants will be able to answer
the following four questions:
1. What are children trying to communicate?
2. Can I teach them a better way to communicate?
3. Are there coping skills they can learn?
4. Are there ways for us to change the environment to help them be more successful?
Racker has announced the return of Racker Rivals Big Red in person game for 2022 on July 16th