Cavalcade for the Heroes Rolls Through Queens

April 24, 2020 Queens Centers for Progress (QCP), a provider of supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities, honored their essential Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) on Thursday, April 23rd, with a cavalcade of 16 cars and 25 individuals that drove past the nine group homes that the agency operates in Queens. Directors, staff, elected officials– including NYS Assemblyman David I. Weprin (District 24) and Council Member Barry S. Grodenchick… Read More

#3for5 Advocacy Campaign

  CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS TO SUPPORT 3 FOR 5! (See information on 3for5 below)   As an affiliate of CP of New York State- QCP is working together with all the provider associations in NY State and with the newly formed New York Disability Advocates group (NYDA) on the #3for5 campaign to invest/increase rates by 3% a year for the next five years. We continue to meet with the Governor’s staff, Senate… Read More

Edison Café Provides the Perfect Recipe for QCP

Thomas A. Edison CTE High School in Queens has a gem of a program called the Edison Café. At the Café, students with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to learn the how-to’s of hydroponic farming, cooking, food management and hygiene. The Café is part of the school-run “Academics, Career and Essential Skills” program. After their graduation, a number of those students make their way into QCP’s own programs, particularly in the… Read More

PS200 Queens Students Visit Their Skype Pals At QCP Pre-School

Forty second-grade students at the PS200 Magnet School Of Global Studies visited the QCP Apple Pre-School at 82-25 164 Street in Jamaica on January 23 The PS200 students had been “Skyping” with some of the Apple School staff and students since last year. Nancy Glass, Director of Children’s Services said, “I received a call from one of the PS200 teachers, who knew of us, asking for this collaboration.” The children first… Read More

TeamQCP Runners Start Spring Workouts

Queens Centers for Progress now has a running team! Individuals from QCP’s Day Services program began their workouts on January 16th, 2020.  QCP Staff lead the enthusiastic group in warmups, drills and a run/walk regimen that will ready them for their first competitive 5K- the agency’s community run/walk- the Footsteps for Progress 5K. For the past 4 years, the group participated in fall only workouts with the Women’s Track Team… Read More