Important Message from the NYS Office for People with Development Disabilities

The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities is hereby directing all providers of OPWDD operated or certified residential facilities to temporarily suspend all community outings and home visits for residents living within those programs, effective no later than March 25, 2020 at 5PM. Please refer to further details from the letter they have issued here.


Due to the ongoing concerns, On Your Mark Respite/Recreation Program activities are temporarily postponed effective today March 13, 2020 with a reopening date of to be advised. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and your loved ones, but at this time, we at On Your Mark feel this is a necessary precaution. […]

On Your Mark cafe enters soup contest

Robert began cooking and told us he discovered the cheddar broccoli soup on Pinterest, and brought it to life at On Your Mark. It’s been an occasional highlight at the cafe for a few years.

Grand Opening of the L.E.A.P. program

We are so happy to announce our first community based day habilitation program has been named L.E.A.P.! Learning, Experiencing, Active, Programming. Thank you so much to all that have been involved in creating this program and to those who joined us today for its grand opening!

Bridge to Communicate Film

Please take a look at this incredible film originally shown at the 2019 Gala.  It is truly amazing, the work that goes into this program with the wonderful results it is so inspiring.

On Your Mark wins BEST Breakfast!!!

Nothing is official until you have a gigantic sign to prove it! We can not stop being grateful for all the support, votes and customers! Thank you to everyone who helped make On Your Mark Café Staten Island’s Best Breakfast! If you haven’t come to try us out, what are you waiting for?! 


I would like to announce On Your Mark’s first community-based Day Habilitation  Program.  This program will focus on using community integration as the primary method for enriching the lives of the people we support, and will be person-centered.  The goal of this program is to assist each individual to reach their maximum independence.  Social skills […]

Lynn’s First Job

“At 47, Lynn Gregoli has her first job.” “She spends six hours a week at the Beans and Leaves Cafe on Staten Island’s North Shore busing tables and washing dishes, earning a paycheck that she happily spends on visiting her mother in New Jersey and getting her nails done.” Please watch this NY1 video.

Making Chocolate Bon Bons with Staten Island’s Special Needs Community

“STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — On Your Mark Chocolatiers now  falls into a busy time of year for sweets with its unique inventory — fruit and caramel-filled bon bons, hand-dipped pretzels and seasonal chocolate forms like pumpkins, pilgrims and shimmery autumn leaves. All of the chocolates are crafted in the West Brighton store, a bit of […]