Inspiration Station

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

Artist in Residence: Noelle LaSalle

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.

Noelle LaSalle knows a lot about achieving goals, especially when it comes to art. Noelle is a painter who focuses on watercolor, but is versed in acrylic, oil and coal […]

By |July 24th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station|0 Comments

Northville Sensory Garden: A Model for the Industry

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) staff was recently invited to attend the grand opening of a new sensory garden in Shoreham at AHRC, another organization helping the developmentally disabled. This event was significant for ADD because our sensory garden was directly used as a model for the design of AHRC’s new garden.

About two years […]

By |July 3rd, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Latest News|0 Comments

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|1 Comment

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