CDS Monarch Blog

Staff Highlight: Susan Sheldon

Susan Sheldon began at CDS Monarch in May 2003 as a Supported Work Instructor, assisting individuals working in the community. Three years ago, Susan



March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Twenty-six years ago, President Ronald Reagan declared March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month as a call for understanding, encouragement



BCO Artist Co-Op Rocking Chair Raffle

The BCO Artist Co-Op is raffling off a one of a kind, hand painted Rocking Chair. The antique rocking chair came to the Co-Op as an old but solidly bu



CDS Monarch at the Special Olympics Snowshoe Tournament

The Genesee Regional Special Olympic snowshoe tournament was held at Bristol Ski Resort on Saturday February 9th. CDS Monarch's snowshoeing team was c



Community Living

Community Living is a new initiative by CDS Monarch, designed to take service delivery to the next level for individuals and their families. While tra



Staff Highlight - Mike LiButti

Mike LiButti began at CDS Monarch in March 2010 as a Van Driver. In October 2012 he was promoted to Safety Coordinator for the agency. As part of CDS



Hidden Talent

One of CDS Monarch's transportation drivers has a hidden talent that Linden Creative Opportunities has been lucky enough to enjoy! Ken Polatas is a ve



People First Language

What is People First Language? People First Language are words or phrases that respectfully puts the person before the disability. A person with



Staff Highlight: Jennifer Vetter

Jennifer Vetter has been working at CDS Monarch as a Support Specialist for three years. She was a full-time staff who left to become CNA, yet continu



And the Biggest Loser Is...

From the week of September 17th to the week of January 14th, CDS Monarch staff members worked hard to lose weight as contestants of "The Biggest Loser



Warm Up Your Winter: The General's Chili

It's cold outside. So why not warm up your winter with this great recipe for "The General's Chili" from Warrior Salute Seasonings? It's a great hot me



Save the Date: 6th Annual “Strikes for Abilities”

The Wolf Foundation's 6th Annual Strikes for Abilities Bowling Party will be here before you know it! On Sunday, March 10th, come out to Clover L



OPWDD “Works for Me” Nominees

CDS Monarch congratulates Frank D., and his employer Jamestown Container, as Unistel's 2012 Nominee for the OPWDD's "Works for Me" award. This award r



Staff Highlight: James Garofalo

Jim Garofalo has worked at CDS Monarch's Roxwell Court residence as a Support Specialist since November 1987 - that's 25 years! He did help out at the



New Year Celebrations at Marshall Road

Ben Spencer at Marshall Rd did a simulation of a ball drop on New Years Eve for the individuals so they were able to celebrate New Years at a decent t