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A Year in Blogs

By | 2018-01-09T21:54:33+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Events, Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Residential Life|

This blog marks the 12th month of a year publishing weekly blogs about Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD). We’ve told stories of inspiration, talent and overcoming obstacles. We have shared news of events, press coverage and success of our programs. Our blogs have also highlighted various staff and residents, to help readers get to [...]

Meet the Staff: JoAnn Vitale

By | 2018-01-04T23:16:17+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Getting To Know|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) has an amazing team of people, who make a powerful and positive difference every day in people’s lives.  We’d like you to meet each of our staff members and learn more about them. This time, we are highlighting JoAnn Vitale, who has been a part of the ADD team [...]

Strawberry Fields Forever

By | 2018-01-02T14:32:42+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Events, Latest News|

Beatles Tribute Band: Strawberry Fields Performing at ADD’s Shamrock Shindig 2018 The music and the fame of the Fab Four spans generations. No matter your age, more than likely know who the Beatles are and you may have even grown up with their music. Now, we all have the opportunity to hear them live…or shall [...]

Resident Spotlight: Donna Francis

By | 2017-12-18T13:28:12+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Residential Life|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) has 32 residences, from mid-Suffolk throughout the East End. These sites are filled with amazing people and we would like to share spotlight blogs on them as much as possible. Today, we would like to introduce you to Donna Francis, whose caring personality and energy is inspiring. Donna lives [...]

Wishes This Year

By | 2017-12-06T15:36:45+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station|

Specific Items and Programs That Need Your Support This time of year, we reflect on what we have accomplished and we set our goals for the next year ahead. We are very pleased with the growth we have experienced in 2017 through fundraising efforts. We have added the event Aces & Races, which was greatly [...]

Meet the Staff: Andrew Renne

By | 2017-12-06T16:45:13+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Getting To Know|

Staff Accountant and U.S. Army Veteran Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) has an amazing team of people, who make a powerful and positive difference every day in people’s lives.  We’d like you to meet each of our staff members and learn more about them. In this blog, we highlight Andrew Renne, staff accountant. Mr. [...]

We Are Family: ADD Staff & Resident Family Connection

By | 2017-11-27T16:56:17+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) and its staff are like a family to all residents, providing a home with friendships, caring and concern. Recently, we shared the heartwarming story of one of our residents, John Daly and his re-connection with family. ADD staff members are considered family by our residents. However, for one individual [...]

Strong Positive Spirit: Charles Adickes’ Story

By | 2017-11-27T16:54:21+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) empowers people – from the individuals we serve to our surrounding community. The motivation behind the work we do is sourced from the inspiration we receive from our residents. This week’s special resident spotlight is about Charles Adickes, who lives in ADD’s West Tiana house in Hampton Bays. Three [...]

Meet the Staff: Cherita Massenburg

By | 2017-11-21T01:49:32+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Getting To Know|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) has an amazing team of people, who make a powerful and positive difference every day in people’s lives.  We’d like you to meet our staff members and learn more about them. This week, we introduce you to Cherita Massenburg, Mental Health Program Coordinator. Ms. Massenburg was recently awarded with [...]