Reopening to Participants!!


The Hickok Center is back up and running… with some slight changes.

This reopening will be a phased approach, limiting it to only 15 participants to initially return beginning on Monday, June 29th.  We will continue to monitor and assess our situation and increase capacity as we are able and feel comfortable in doing so. We have decided to initially reach out to the participants we have not been able to connect with via our virtual day program and/or to those that do not require HCSS/CDPAP to attend.  We will continue to offer (unless otherwise directed) our virtual day program along with our physical reopening.

All participants are being provided choice, letting them know it is ok if they wish not to return at this time and continue to offer virtual day program if they would like to participate that way.  Those who choose not return will go to the bottom of our list and we will contact another participant to take that spot.

Below you will find 2 policies that participants will be asked to sign off on upon their return.  If someone does not feel comfortable complying with these new guidelines they will be asked to remain home from SDP at this time.

Other things that we will be instituting at this time are as follows:

  • All participants will need to have a face covering on when they are not able to maintain distancing (we will be posting signage etc. to show areas they are not able to sit in order to maintain distance).  If they do not arrive with a face covering we will provide a mask to them.
  • We will not be providing lunch at this time so we ask that participants bring their own lunch or they will have the option to order delivery.  Therefore we would recommend letting staff or other support know to assist participants if needed, with preparing a lunch to bring with them
  • Community outings will be on hold and/or limited at this time (we are anticipating to start outings to outdoor settings-parks etc. and will increase outings upon further considerations)
  • Use of gym equipment is not permitted at this time due to NYS guidelines but we will allow for use once given the go ahead.
  • Physical distancing measures will be visible throughout the building and certain areas will be prohibited to SDP participants until further notice.

We will be reviewing all new policies with participants upon their return as well and providing prompts/reminders as needed throughout the day.

Health and Safety Policy

Participant Health Screening Policy

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 271-8640.


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WHERE: Comdey @ Carlson

50 Carlson Rd

Rochester, NY 14610

WHEN: Sunday March 22, 2020 2pm-6pm

WHY: To Celebrate Brain Injury Awareness and Raise Money for the Hickok Center!


Bands- White Woods and Guiseppe Scungili and the Screamin Seagull Revue

Food and Beverages- Appetizers and Bar

Fun- Game Room, 50/50 Raffle, Basket Raffle, Prize Wheel,  & More!

Keynote Speaker- Featuring Joy Leccese from the Gutsy Woman Coach in honor of her son Zach Valentine for a mindful discussion on their journey through and thriving after a traumatic brain injury.

Learn more about Traumatic Brain Injury, Rehabilitation, Music Therapy and more with our guests from:
-Brain Injury Association of NYS
-URMC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
-Hochstein School of Music
-The Gutsy Woman Coach

TICKETS: $20 per person at the Door or for Pre-Sale contact Helen Wilkins or 585-271-8640 ext. 202

***SPONSOR this event***
***DONATE to this event***
Please contact: Helen Wilkins at or 585-271-8640. Tickets also available at the door. Reserve your seat above! We accept cash, check and all major credit cards




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Shopping Event!

Join us for CHAMPAGNE & Munchies on Wednesday, November 13th from 5pm-7pm to kick off this Shopping Event at A Horse With Wings on 775 University Ave(at Merriman St., in the Neighborhood of the Arts) 585-354-0792!
Glamorous but Affordable with Improbable Beautiful Things…A Horse with Wings is a Delightful Gift Gallery of Home Décor, Gifts, Unique Attire, Fashion Jewelry, Art and More….Many beautiful items available for under $10!
Still have more Christmas and Holiday gifts to buy…try their second location A Very Vintage Christmas located at 720 North Winton Rd.
Unable to join us for the Kick-off event? You can still Shop ANY TIME through Wednesday, November 27th.
Mention Hickok Center at checkout and 25% of your total purchase will be donated to support our Agency. Thank you and Hope to see you there!

Sponsors for Comedy Night Fundraiser

A special THANK YOU to our Sponsors for our Comedy Night Fundraiser, The Comedy at the Carlson Presents Sky Sands and Todd Youngman.
Flaherty Salmin CPA’s have donated at The George Carlin level.
An anonymous donor has donated at The Rodney Dangerfield level.
We are so grateful for your donations and helping make this event possible!
If you are interested in donating at any level for this event please check out the link below or contact Helen Wilkins!

Amazon Smiles

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Hickok Center for Brain Injury Inc in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
3. Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.

Comedy at the Carlson Presents Sky Sands and Todd Youngman

Wednesday October 16th.
Doors open at 5 pm.
Come join us for music by the DJ’s of Premier Entertainment NY, Games, Prize Wheel, and Raffles. Food and Drinks are available for purchase! Main event featuring Comedians Sky Sands and Todd Youngman hosted by K Dane Willard.
Comedy Show Starts at 7pm.

Proceeds from the Event to Benefit the Hickok Center for Brain Injury, a local non-profit agency that assists adult brain injury survivors and people with neurological challenges.

Tickets are $15 at the door or can be purchased online through the link below.

The Comedy at the Carlson is a fully accessible building with onsite parking available.

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