BENEFITING: Queens Centers for Progress
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
Who we are, what we do…
For a complete list of programs and services provided by QCP please visit our website: http://www.queenscp.org/ or use the links below.
Queens Centers for Progress exists in order to provide services to children and adults in Queens County who have developmental disabilities. The purpose of these services is to maximize the range and quality of independent life choices available to the individuals and their families.
Queens Centers for Progress is dedicated to the goal of providing children and adults with developmental disabilities the opportunities to make choices which will maximize their skill development, independence, and integration into community life. At the core of all the agency’s services is the deeply held belief in the development of the individual. QCP believes that all people can learn and that all people – in spite of any developmental disability – can make meaningful choices about their lives.
A developmental disability is defined as a physical or mental condition that develops before age 21, which is likely to continue throughout the individual’s life, and results in the impairment of one or more major areas of life functioning. Cerebral palsy is one type of developmental disability; others include autism, epilepsy, mental retardation, and other neurological impairments.
While developmental disabilities cannot be cured, QCP is committed to providing assistance and support to compensate for the limitations the condition imposes, and thereby allowing those affected to live the fullest lives possible.
More than 1500 people now receive ongoing services from QCP. We provide services for people of all ages, from toddlers to the elderly; and for all aspects of life, including providing a place to live and work, health care, hygiene and life skills training, education, therapy, vocational training and recreation.
What We Do
Descriptions of QCP’s services for children and adults.