CDS Monarch Blog

Painting with a Twist: Cast Your Vote

We will be holding a fundraiser at Painting with a Twist in Fairport to benefit our Families in Need Fund. We are asking for YOUR help in selecting th

Staff Highlight: Toasha Tate

Toasha has been a member of the team at CDS Monarch's French Road residence for the past 12 years. During the day she keeps busy running medical appoi

From Music Therapy to the Concert Hall

About a year ago, CDS Monarch's Park Circle residence began holding music therapy sessions. When April S. first heard about it she told her mom and he

A Star-Spangled Shortstack Saturday

On Saturday, June 1st CDS Monarch held a Star-Spangled Shortstack Saturday pancake breakfast to raise money for the Families in Need Fund. A total of

Eat Well, Live Well Wraps Up

This year CDS Monarch participated in the Wegman's Eat Well, Live Well Challenge. For participants, this meant eight weeks of eating healthy servings

Health & Wellness Fair Fun

With 31 vendors, nearly 120 attendees and lots of positive feedback, the Health & Wellness Fair, held on May 29th, was a great success! Attendee

Friends of Ganondagan Presents “Bury My Heart with Tonawanda” by Local Filmmaker Adrian Esposito

A chance visit by a local filmmaker with Asperger's Syndrome to Ganondagan State Historic Site in 2010 became the inspiration for a feature film which

Staff Highlight: Anna-Lisa Evans

Anna-Lisa started out at CDS Monarch as a Support Specialist for the Austin Road residence, and also at Webster Creative Opportunities. Then she trans

New Warrior Salute Graduate: Sam Steirman

Congratulations to Sam Steirman on graduating from Warrior Salute on Wednesday, May 22nd. He joined Warrior Salute in September 2012 after servin

Best Foot Forward

On Tuesday, May 21st, eight CDS Monarch staff hit the pavement at RIT for the annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. They ran and walked 3.5 miles al

Individual Spotlight: Tanisha G.

Dedicated, focused, and determined are just a few words used to describe Tanisha G.Tanisha has been a part of the prevocational program at CDS Monarch

Staff Highlight: Chrissy Carroll

Chrissy Carroll first came to CDS Monarch as an intern in January 2009. After completing a year long internship with the Behavior Services department,

Warrior Salute Seasonings - To Be Featured on HSN May 13

Warrior Salute Seasonings, an independent, micro brand of Unistel, a subsidiary of CDS Monarch, Inc., will be featured on multichannel retailer HSN on

“Breaking Free” Art Exhibit Opens to the Public

The one-man exhibit "Breaking Free", featuring Rochester artist and philanthropist Greg Polisseni, will open on Friday, May 3rd from 5:00-8:00pm at th

Staff Highlight: Noel Williams

Noel has been working at CDS Monarch for a total of four years. After being a Support Specialist for her first year, Noel became the Assistant Re