"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!”
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. This 8-hour training covers many topics and is perfect for a range of adults that worth with youth.May 21, 2020
Registration open now: Kathy O'Connell from Radiant Abilities will be presenting a conference on the topic of Advocacy from the Inside Out. Parents, Racker staff, and individuals/self-advocates will be free. Professionals will cost $15 if they are staying for lunch