Getting To Know

Get to know the Apartment Treatment Program

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs, including the Apartment Treatment Program.

The ADD Mental Health Program has four sites, all located in the Riverhead area. Three people live in each residence, and staff works with those individuals a couple of times per week, providing personalized support based upon […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Getting To Know, Residential Life|0 Comments

Honoring Our Nurses

It’s National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12, 2017 and a special chance to thank our nurses. We decided to highlight the nursing staff and what they do at Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD). We spoke with Ann Toy, who has worked with ADD since 1998.

The typical day as a nurse at […]

Get to Know the Residences: Northville

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs. One type of residence is an ICF, where 24-hour supervision is provided. The Northville house is an ICF and we found out more details about the individuals who live there, near the Long Island Sound in Riverhead.

Where is the Northville house?

It […]

By |May 1st, 2017|Getting To Know, Residential Life|0 Comments

Get to Know the Residences: Lincoln Street

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs for consumers. Among these programs, transitional housing is offered. With the assistance of the ADD program, individuals can work towards their goal of independent living.

Where is the Lincoln Street house?

In the heart of Polish Town, Riverhead, near the bustle of the […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Getting To Know, Residential Life|0 Comments

Northville Sensory Gardens in Spring

Off of the north road, close to the Sound beach in Riverhead is a hidden oasis that is called Northville Sensory Gardens and affectionately known as The Farm. In April and May, everything happens. The gardens come back to life, but not without the help of Ken Friberg, ecology farm manager and his crew, comprised […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Getting To Know, Latest News|0 Comments

Rise Above with Music and Martial Arts

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs for consumers. With the assistance of the ADD program, individuals can work towards their goal of independent living. One of the consumers within Supported Housing is a passionate, creative and motivated music producer. Music is in his soul. He lives and […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Residential Life|0 Comments

Feeding Our Community: The ADD Food Pantry

There is a flurry of activity that happens in downtown Riverhead every Wednesday. Staff and volunteers gather from churches, soup kitchens and food pantries from around the East End area to meet up with the Island Harvest truck, which arrives early morning to hand out equal portions of food donations for their respective locations. Aid […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station|0 Comments

College Bound

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs for consumers. Among these programs, transitional housing is offered. With the assistance of the ADD program, individuals can work towards their goal of independent living. John Caporusso entered supported housing within ADD in 1991. He has recovered from a struggle with […]

By |March 20th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station|0 Comments

Team ADDvantage

Teamwork is a key in building confidence, relationships and it inspires new directions, especially when playing on a team in a basketball league. Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) participated in Riverhead Town’s ten week basketball league in the fall of 2016. The team was named Team ADDvantage.

Team ADDvantage was made up of males and […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Getting To Know, Residential Life|0 Comments

Friendship and Community at the Heart of the IRA Program

The hallmark of the Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) program is People Centered Approach, where the person with the disability is the primary decision maker utilizing the guidance given by advocates, service coordinator, family, professionals etc. The program’s mission is to create an environment where the individual’s abilities rather than deficiencies are highlighted, where individual’s choices, […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Residential Life|0 Comments