- ONS mentoring continues this year (2009-2010)
- Ted Merante serves as ONS' mentoring coordinator
- There are approximately over 20 mentors this year (2009--2010)
The Giving Shop is in its 5th year at ONS. This pro-social skills group meets once per week after school. School Counselor Ted Merante and Occupational Therapist Rosalie Bartolomeo facilitate the Giving Shop. The mission of the group is to create something and give it away to those people in need, as well as providing an opportunity for the students to enhance their social skills.