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VARIETYCHILDLEARNINGCENTER2betweenSeptemberandJuneandonfivedesignatedvacationdaysduringtheyear.TheprogramfundedbyNewYorkSateOfficeofPeoplewithDevelopmentalDisabilitiesOPWDDandMedicaidprovidessocialandrecreationalactivitiesforchildrenages3to10yearsoldandrespiteforthefamilies.TheprogramisopentofamilieswithchildrenwithdisabilitieswhoareOPWDDeligibleandresideinNassauandSuffolkCounties.SuzanneReekpresidentofNSASAdescribesherexperienceswiththeprogramMysonattendedVarietysprogramduringaverydifculttimeforourfamily.Mydadatthetimewasdiagnosedwithcancerandwashomebound.Theprogramallowedmetospendthedaywithmydadwhilemysonenjoyedadayofactivitiesinasafefunplace.VarietysRespiteProgramisexcellentandwewerefortunatetobeabletoparticipateinit.ContinuedfromcoverFamilyCenterSunday...NSASABoardMemberDawnTortora-MoriciRpresentediPadstoRebeccaEsquilinCortesLonJanuary12.ThankyouNSASAfortheiPadsMarch16thKylenFitzpatricktorunNYC12MarathonforVCLCMarch28thAnEveningofComedytoBenefitVarietyChildLearningCenter700p.m.1100p.m.CrestHollowCountryClubApril26thVarietysAnnualWalkBethpageStateParkMay10thYouthActionCouncilCarWash10a.m.-12p.m.10PerCarCalendarofEventsKylenFitzpatricktoRunNYC12MarathoninSupportofVCLCFamilyWorkshopProtectingYourChildLegallyandFinanciallyAndrewCohenEsq.andMitchWeisbrokCLUChSNCpresentedaseminarforfamiliesonSundayJanuary26thtodiscussthelegalandfinancialpreparationsthatarecrucialtosafeguardingassetsandbenefitsforchildrenwithspecialneeds.TomAddisonCFPfromtheCenterforWealthPreservationarrangedforAndrewandMitchtocometoVCLC.AndrewandMitchbothparentsofchildrenwithdisabilitiesprovidedfamilieswithinformationaboutgovernmentbenefitsforindividualswithdisabilitiesestablishingguardianshipestateplanningandmore.Familiesfoundtheseminarbeneficial.AndrewandMitchwillrepeatthisseminarlaterinthespring.www.vclc.orgSupportKylenFitzpatrickassherunsintheNYCMarathononMarch162014toraisemoneyforVCLC.KylenisthesisterofanalumnistudentMichaelwhowasenrolledatVCLCintheearly1990s.YoucanshowyoursupportbymakingadonationtoVarietyChildLearningCenterbycheckpayabletoVarietyChildLearningCenteroronlineatvclc.orgorathttpwww.crowdrise.comkylenshalfmarathonfundraiserkylenfitzpatrick