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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

Aces & Races: A new kind of FUN-raiser

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) presents a brand new event unlike any other fundraiser you’ve attended before. This event is called Aces & Races to be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 6 to 10 p.m. at RPM Raceway in Farmingdale. What makes it different?

Aces & Races is three events for the price […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Events, Latest News|0 Comments

ADD at Alive on 25 in Riverhead This Summer

Mental Health Awareness is a key initiative and a goal of Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD). Our staff and ADD’s mental health advocacy group, in collaboration with the Organization for Mental Health, is working on promoting an anti-stigma campaign.  This summer, we have reserved a booth at Riverhead’s Alive on 25 to increase awareness.

Alive […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Events, Getting To Know, Latest News|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


For immediate release, June 26, 2017: Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) has been awarded the Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant for $1,000.

For more than 60 years, The Allstate Foundation has been bringing out the good in millions of lives. ADD is now recognized as a partner in providing innovative and lasting […]

By |June 26th, 2017|Latest News|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

Long Island Business News: Building a Community of Caring


As printed in Long Island Business News: Non-profit Column
June 2, 2017

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) helps to enhance the quality of life for over 160 individuals who reside in 32 of our residential homes and supported housing. ADD is an organization that provides residential options from supportive housing to independent […]

By |June 5th, 2017|Events, Getting To Know, 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

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|1 Comment