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Introducing Main Street Connections

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) is thrilled to introduce you to our new day program, Main Street Connections. It is a program unlike any other with a special focus on community integration. At Main Street Connections, the individuals involved get to choose the details of their day and set the activities of which the [...]

By | 2018-04-12T14:51:55+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Getting To Know, Latest News|0 Comments

Meatball, the Pig

A Northville Sensory Gardens Feature It is spring once again and the Northville Sensory Gardens are bustling with activity. “It seems like everything happens in spring because it does!” said Ken Friberg, ecology farm caretaker. We turn our spotlight to the Gardens now not only because of spring, but because of a special member of [...]

By | 2018-04-04T00:45:27+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Getting To Know|0 Comments

Meet the Staff: Ariel Cruz

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 Ariel Cruz, residential manager at the Aquebogue residence. Ms. Cruz has worked [...]

By | 2018-03-28T18:19:04+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Getting To Know, Residential Life|0 Comments

Meet the Staff: Jillian Jeffrey

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 Jillian Jeffrey, training coordinator. We interviewed Jillian to help get to know [...]

By | 2018-03-23T12:19:22+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Getting To Know|0 Comments

Resident Spotlight: Jennifer Roth

Expressing Emotions Through Creativity 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. This week, we would like to introduce you to Jennifer Roth, an artist and writer [...]

By | 2018-03-09T20:47:58+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Residential Life|0 Comments

Meet the Staff: LaTanya Smith

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 LaTanya Smith, direct support professional. Ms. Smith was recently awarded with the [...]

By | 2018-02-27T15:12:34+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Getting To Know|0 Comments

Resident Spotlight: Laurie Force

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 Laurie Force, who is a cheerful, kind and optimistic woman. Laurie [...]

By | 2018-02-16T15:15:11+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Residential Life|0 Comments

Transition and the Mental Health Program

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) is focused on extensive training during orientation of staff and an integrative approach to transition for new team members. New staff gets to know the individuals in our programs even before they start work. When joining a recent training session, we learn about the Mental Health Program at ADD, [...]

By | 2018-02-08T16:48:37+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Residential Life|0 Comments

A Year in Blogs

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 [...]

By | 2018-01-09T21:54:33+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Events, Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Residential Life|0 Comments