The School of the Holy Childhood
The School of the Holy Childhood is a non-denominational, non-profit agency, has enriched the lives of people with developmental disabilities for more than 60 years.
Their mission is to prepare children and adults with developmental disabilities for maximum independence and integration in the community through individualized programs and services, in keeping with the philosophy and vision of our founders. They are dedicated to serving our people in an atmosphere of dignity and compassion. Their doors are always open to the community and they embrace the opportunity to share the important work that takes place there.
The School of the Holy Childhood offers comprehensive and therapeutic services to children ages five to twenty-one in their School Program. Students attend from thirty six different school districts in Monroe and outlying counties. The overall curriculum focuses on the development of the whole child/student with emphasis placed on academic, social, physical, vocational and recreational growth.
Students become informed about the world of work by working in a variety of community work sites, assisting them in making more informed choices about their vocational future. Students have an opportunity to work in the Holy Childhood's sheltered workshops as well as jobs in the community with the assistance of a job coach. The Transition Program focuses on job completion, following directions, accepting criticism, cooperation, time management, self esteem building, self advocacy, taking pride in one’s accomplishments, eye/hand coordination and fine motor skill development.
The Jimmy W. Wilmot Adult Day Training Program provides vocational training and sheltered employment for adults with developmental disabilities. The program is designed to prepare program participants for community employment. To help achieve this goal, we offer training in prevocational skills, woodworking, food service, and facilities maintenance.
Other services that School of the Holy Childhood offers are The Special Touch Bakery, Woodworking, Partners With Industry, PWI Transition & Skills Training Groups, Prevocational Food Service Skills
and Adapted Physical Education.
Golisano Children's Hospital
Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center is ranked as one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals for Neonatology, Orthopaedics and Neurology and Neurosurgery. Their 124-bed children’s hospital serves as the referral center for upstate New York, surrounding states and Canada. They combine award-winning research, internationally acclaimed education and compassionate care to serve our children and families.
Every year, more than 70,000 children from 17 counties come to Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center seeking care. They’re committed to giving these children and their families the highest quality of care possible and invite you to join us in our efforts.
Just as every family has a different reason for coming to the children’s hospital, each individual has a special way he or she can help us help children. Whether it’s building a fundraiser with friends and family, donating your company’s products to a fundraising event or pledging to walk in the Stroll for Strong Kids, everyone can find a meaningful way to help. We thank you for taking the time to explore the many opportunities available for helping our community’s children.
There's no way around it: Bringing your child to the hospital is stressful for the whole family whether the trip is for an outpatient procedure or a hospital stay, a planned visit or an emergency. Moms and dads have their own fears to deal with and at the same time, they have to help their child face the unknown and the unfamiliar. Plus, depending on the seriousness of a child's illness or the length of his or her stay, brothers and sisters may feel fear, guilt, or even anger.
Golisano Children's Hospital is committed to helping children and their family members at every step. Our entire health care team is here to insure that each child's individual needs are met. Child Life Specialists, in particular, support hospitalized children and their families by helping them to prepare for and cope with medical procedures as well as day-to-day hospital life. They provide pre-admission tours, recreational activities for children of all ages, and one-to-one counseling.
Read about the harrowing and heart-wrenching tales of babies, kids, teens and young adults who have shown that with hope, compassion and expertise, great things are possible. A baby comes into the world without a heartbeat. A toddler from China is given a second chance at life. As a boy’s immune system wreaks havoc on itself, his family finds an expert with answers. A teenage girl learns to be true to herself as cancer takes a toll on her body. An adolescent boy finds new hope as a talented surgeon steps up to fix his heart.