"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!”
Explore the senses of vision, smell & touch while coloring, painting & getting creative at the Lending Library. There will be a doodle pad, table-sized coloring sheets & VIPS will receive painting projects to take home.
Join us as we explore the world of books & how they can be adapted for all to enjoy. Book club is an excellent way to experience new topics together and make friendsFebruary 23, 2024
Join us on ZOOM to learn more about how Family Support Services can help pay for camps - Learn how to access up to $3,000 in camp funding from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.