Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau celebrates 70 years

Posted: Updated:
ROOSEVELT -

A center of learning and growth on Long Island is celebrating 70 years of service today.

The Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County helps hundreds of children and adults with disabilities every day to improve their lives.

CP Nassau says it has come a long way from its humble beginnings.

“When you think that this started 70 years ago with parents in a VFW hall in a basement in Freeport, and they carried their child downstairs for therapy services that they paid for out of pocket, and now we're on this gorgeous 14-acre campus ... the parents today really think that this has always been here but it hasn't,” says Karen Geller-Hittleman.

CP Nassau services up to 1,500 people annually and has a staff of 900 people on its Roosevelt campus.

  • Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau celebrates 70 yearsMore>>

  • Hempstead School Board cancels 1st meeting after audit

    Hempstead School Board cancels 1st meeting after audit

    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-05-04 02:34:14 GMT
    The Hempstead School Board canceled its Thursday night meeting that was supposed to be the first one since an audit of the troubled district revealed possible criminal activity.The Hempstead School Board canceled its Thursday night meeting that was supposed to be the first one since an audit of the troubled district revealed possible criminal activity.

    The Hempstead School Board canceled its Thursday night meeting that was supposed to be the first one since an audit of the troubled district revealed possible criminal activity.

    The Hempstead School Board canceled its Thursday night meeting that was supposed to be the first one since an audit of the troubled district revealed possible criminal activity.

  • SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • Dog Day Fridays for August 17

    Dog Day Fridays for August 17

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:18 AM EDT2018-08-17 12:18:00 GMT
    Bailey is a Hound mix, just under 2 years old. She was recently surrendered to the shelter by her owner. Bailey is a sweet and playful dog. She behaves well with children and other friendly dogs. She would be the perfect companion for any household.Bailey is a Hound mix, just under 2 years old. She was recently surrendered to the shelter by her owner. Bailey is a sweet and playful dog. She behaves well with children and other friendly dogs. She would be the perfect companion for any household.

    This week's dogs are up for adoption at Bobbi and the Strays. The shelter is located at 2 Rider Place in Freeport. Their phone number is (516) 378-4340

    This week's dogs are up for adoption at Bobbi and the Strays. The shelter is located at 2 Rider Place in Freeport. Their phone number is (516) 378-4340

  • Aftermath of bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

    Aftermath of bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

    A general view of the Morandi bridge which collapsed on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.A general view of the Morandi bridge which collapsed on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.
    A general view of the Morandi bridge which collapsed on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.A general view of the Morandi bridge which collapsed on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.

    A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble.

    A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble.

  • Just Married on Long Island

    Just Married on Long Island

    News 12 Long Island wants to announce your wedding. Share your pictures and videos with News 12 Long Island viewers!

    News 12 Long Island wants to announce your wedding. Share your pictures and videos with News 12 Long Island viewers!

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."