Getting To Know

Meet the Staff: Lynne Leftenant

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 Q&A blog, we highlight Lynne Leftenant, quality improvement coordinator at ADD.

Q. What is your […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Getting To Know|0 Comments

Communication is Key: Mental Health & Relationships

Communication is the key to enhancing most all situations. Sometimes there is a need to talk about difficult topics or intimate issues. That need was apparent for individuals within the mental health program at Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD). Cherita Massenburg, mental health program coordinator, knew it would be beneficial to initiate group sessions […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Getting To Know|0 Comments

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled & Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue Team-up

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) and Spirit’s Promise continue to work together in various ways. In a previous blog, we mentioned that Marisa Striano, owner of Spirit’s Promise was helping to find ADD a miniature horse for the Northville Sensory Gardens (and farm) as a companion horse for Cassidy, the miniature horse that lives […]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Latest News|0 Comments

Community Food Pantry

Growing to meet the needs of our community
For those who read ADD’s blog and website, we have written about our food pantry in the past. Now, we are excited to share that we are working on an expansion to this program. Currently, the ADD Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Getting To Know, Latest News|0 Comments

Building a Community

Learn more about our recent initiatives to expand our involvement in the community on Long Island.
Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and programs. To be more detailed, ADD operates over 30 homes. We also help residents to be a vital part of their community. More recently, ADD has begun initiatives to become […]

By |September 18th, 2017|Getting To Know, Latest News|0 Comments

Meet the Staff: Megan Kolsch

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 highlight Megan Kolsch, quality improvement director.

Megan’s professional career began back in 1991 where she was […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Getting To Know|0 Comments

Get to Know the Residences: Horseshoe Drive

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs. One type of residence is an Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA). The Horseshoe Drive house, located in Cutchogue, is an IRA. We found out more details about the individuals who live there, in one of the sunniest towns on Long Island.

Where is […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Getting To Know, Residential Life|0 Comments

Estate Planning with Aid to the Developmentally Disabled

Estate Planning: When – Why – How
Estate Planning: what is it exactly? When should we start discussing it? It is recommended that anyone at the age of 55 and older should make time to explore estate planning. Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the management of your estate during your life […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Getting To Know, Latest News|0 Comments

Meet the Staff: Paul Henry

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 Paul Henry, a direct support professional. Paul works at the Northville house and […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Getting To Know|0 Comments

Meet the Staff: Tara Kolahifar

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. We’ll be hosting series of blogs highlighting many different staff members along the way.

To start, we […]

By |August 7th, 2017|Getting To Know|0 Comments