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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|0 Comments

SANYS University: Enhancing Advocacy Awareness

SANYS, presented by The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, was hosted by Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) for advocacy groups on the East End. ADD was joined by the East End Disabilities Association (EEDA) and Catholic Guardian advocates. The series is a statewide interactive, self-advocacy learning experience for students receiving services. It is […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Events, Latest News, Residential Life|0 Comments

In the news: features Shamrock Shindig

Re-posted from
Aid To The Developmentally Disabled’s Shark Tank Showdown Winner To Swim With The Sharks At The Shamrock Shindig
By Nicole Barylski

On Thursday, March 16th, Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) will host their third annual Shamrock Shindig at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead.

“Our organization is thrilled about the support for our Shamrock Shindig […]

By |March 14th, 2017|Events, Latest News|0 Comments

Our Wish List

Our directors and managers compiled items on an official Wish List, which is presently displayed in the lobby of our main office (pictured here).  It will be displayed at all of our fundraising events with the hope that some of our wishes will be fulfilled by sponsors and donations.

Please take a moment to consider supporting […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Getting To Know, Latest News, Residential Life|0 Comments

In the news: Beth Hanlon will swim with the sharks at the Shamrock Shindig

Re-posted from RiverheadLOCAL
Local insurance agent will venture in for a swim with the sharks to raise money for Aid to the Developmentally Disabled
by Katharine Schroeder Mar 6, 2017, 7:05 am
Riverhead Rotary president Beth Hanlon is wondering what she’s gotten herself into. When she saw the Crowdrise page for the Aid to the Developmentally Disabled Shamrock […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments