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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

Resident Spotlight: Donna Francis

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 Donna Francis, whose caring personality and energy is inspiring. Donna lives [...]

By | 2017-12-18T13:28:12+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Residential Life|1 Comment

Wishes This Year

Specific Items and Programs That Need Your Support This time of year, we reflect on what we have accomplished and we set our goals for the next year ahead. We are very pleased with the growth we have experienced in 2017 through fundraising efforts. We have added the event Aces & Races, which was greatly [...]

By | 2017-12-06T15:36:45+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station|0 Comments

We Are Family: ADD Staff & Resident Family Connection

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) and its staff are like a family to all residents, providing a home with friendships, caring and concern. Recently, we shared the heartwarming story of one of our residents, John Daly and his re-connection with family. ADD staff members are considered family by our residents. However, for one individual [...]

By | 2017-11-27T16:56:17+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station|0 Comments

Strong Positive Spirit: Charles Adickes’ Story

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) empowers people – from the individuals we serve to our surrounding community. The motivation behind the work we do is sourced from the inspiration we receive from our residents. This week’s special resident spotlight is about Charles Adickes, who lives in ADD’s West Tiana house in Hampton Bays. Three [...]

By | 2017-11-27T16:54:21+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station|0 Comments

Resident Spotlight: Christina Cascino

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 Christina Cascino. Christina lives in the Lake View Drive house in [...]

By | 2017-11-21T01:49:32+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station, Residential Life|0 Comments

Family Connection

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) and its staff are like a family to all residents, providing a home with friendships, caring and concern. Recently, we learned of a heartwarming story of one of our residents and his re-connection with family. We spoke with Melvina Carroll, the house manager at ADD’s Jamesport house. John Daly [...]

By | 2017-11-21T01:49:32+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Inspiration Station, Latest News|0 Comments

Our Giving Story

Every act of giving has a story. In honor of Giving Tuesday, we would like to share the meaning of giving at Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD). First, what is Giving Tuesday? After Thanksgiving, there is a focus on holiday shopping with the rush of Black Friday, and then Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday was [...]

By | 2017-11-21T01:49:33+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Events, Inspiration Station, Latest News|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 | 2017-11-21T01:49:33+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-07-24T15:19:26+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Getting To Know, Inspiration Station|0 Comments