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Estate Planning with Aid to the Developmentally Disabled

By |August 21st, 2017|

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 […]

Meet the Staff: Paul Henry

By |August 14th, 2017|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) has an amazing team of people, who make a powerful and positive difference every day in people’s lives.  We’d like you to meet our staff members and learn more about them.

This week, we introduce you to Paul Henry, a direct support professional. Paul works at the Northville house and […]

Meet the Staff: Tara Kolahifar

By |August 7th, 2017|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) has an amazing team of people, who make a powerful and positive difference every day in people’s lives.  We’d like you to meet each of our staff members and learn more about them. We’ll be hosting series of blogs highlighting many different staff members along the way.

To start, we […]

Get to Know the Residences: Cross River House

By |July 31st, 2017|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs. We introduce you to the Cross River house, located in Riverhead. We spoke with Marie Graceson, the house manager.

 

Where is the Cross River house?
It is located on Cross River Drive in Riverhead. It’s a very relaxed, laid back setting in a […]

Artist in Residence: Noelle LaSalle

By |July 24th, 2017|

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 […]

Aces & Races: A new kind of FUN-raiser

By |July 17th, 2017|

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 […]

ADD at Alive on 25 in Riverhead This Summer

By |July 10th, 2017|

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 […]

Northville Sensory Garden: A Model for the Industry

By |July 3rd, 2017|

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 […]

ADD RECEIVES ALLSTATE FOUNDATION HELPING HANDS GRANT

By |June 26th, 2017|

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 […]

Artist in Residence: Joe Ilacqua

By |June 26th, 2017|

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 […]