Discovering each child's lifelong potential

Who We Are

Mentors. Friends. A home away from home.

Founded in 1949, Mary Cariola Children’s Center is a special place in Rochester, NY, that serves children with multiple, complex disabilities; public and private schools aren’t able to accommodate these children. Learn more about Mary Cariola.

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Take a peek inside our classrooms, hallways and resident homes. These walls were built—and are held up with—lots of love, hope and miracles.
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Meet Our Employees

Get to know Mary Cariola Children’s Center employees. Fred HenryThey’re the people who help shape the school—and our children’s lives.


Mary CariolaMary Pulvino Cariola founded our Agency in 1949. Mary believed that all children should be accepted—regardless of physical or mental disabilities.

Meet the Board

Get to know the Mary Cariola Children’s Center Board of Directors. They work to offer parents and families hope that their children can grow to their fullest potential.

Our Mission

Mary Cariola Children's Center provides evidence-based solutions in education and life-skills development for children and youth with complex disabilities. 

Read more about us on the Fast Facts page or in the downloads below.

Mary Cariola Preschool Program Brochure

Mary Cariola School Age Program Brochure