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Artist in Residence: Joe Ilacqua

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs. With the assistance of the ADD program, individuals work towards their goals.

In the beautiful ADD Wainscott residence, lives Joe Ilacqua. Joe is 56 years old and enjoys a typical routine of attending program each weekday at Maryhaven, where he sees friends […]

By |June 26th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station|0 Comments

Return to the Gardens

It is June 1 and a beautiful day. A fog is rolling in off of the nearby Long Island Sound but it’s mild and feels balmy. We are visiting Northville Sensory Gardens, affectionately known at Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) as The Farm. As a follow-up to an early spring post about the Gardens, […]

By |June 12th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Latest News|0 Comments

Spirit’s Promise: Healing & Empowering

Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue at Blossom Hollow Ranch is more than a horse farm. It’s located on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow, directly across from Osborn Avenue. Beyond the gates and the picturesque red barn, they are doing a great deal of work to empower people and heal with the programs they offer. They incorporate […]

By |June 5th, 2017|Inspiration Station, Latest News|0 Comments

Coming Together for a Cause: Island Harvest Food Drive

Last weekend, the U.S. Postal Service joined forces with Island Harvest, and a Long Island-wide food collection took place. Residents from Nassau and Suffolk Counties were asked to place non-perishable food items next to their mailboxes on the morning of Saturday, May 13. Mail carriers then picked them up and these food donations were transported […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Events, Inspiration Station, Latest News|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 […]

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

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

Road to Success

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. One participant, Tiffany Monti, graduated into her own successful life and has accomplished her goals, now […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Inspiration Station|0 Comments