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Healing Voices

By |October 23rd, 2017|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) recently participated in a special event held at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead. The event, featuring both a symposium on Destination Dignity and a showing of the film Healing Voices, was offered as part of Mental Health Awareness week. The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitative Services (NYAPRS) […]

Meet the Staff: Lynne Leftenant

By |October 16th, 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. In this Q&A blog, we highlight Lynne Leftenant, quality improvement coordinator at ADD.

Q. What is your […]

Communication is Key: Mental Health & Relationships

By |October 10th, 2017|

Communication is the key to enhancing most all situations. Sometimes there is a need to talk about difficult topics or intimate issues. That need was apparent for individuals within the mental health program at Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD). Cherita Massenburg, mental health program coordinator, knew it would be beneficial to initiate group sessions […]

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled & Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue Team-up

By |October 2nd, 2017|

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 […]

Community Food Pantry

By |September 25th, 2017|

Growing to meet the needs of our community
For those who read ADD’s blog and website, we have written about our food pantry in the past. Now, we are excited to share that we are working on an expansion to this program. Currently, the ADD Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 […]

Building a Community

By |September 18th, 2017|

Learn more about our recent initiatives to expand our involvement in the community on Long Island.
Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and programs. To be more detailed, ADD operates over 30 homes. We also help residents to be a vital part of their community. More recently, ADD has begun initiatives to become […]

Press Release: Aces & Races is the first of its kind to combine three events into one evening

By |September 10th, 2017|

Aces & Races FUN-raiser is the first of its kind to combine go-cart racing, casino night
and Long Island tastings
For immediate release: Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) presents a brand new event unlike any other fundraiser. This event is called Aces & Races to be held on Wednesday, October […]

Meet the Staff: Megan Kolsch

By |September 5th, 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 highlight Megan Kolsch, quality improvement director.

Megan’s professional career began back in 1991 where she was […]

Get to Know the Residences: Horseshoe Drive

By |August 28th, 2017|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs. One type of residence is an Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA). The Horseshoe Drive house, located in Cutchogue, is an IRA. We found out more details about the individuals who live there, in one of the sunniest towns on Long Island.

Where is […]

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled to Host Meet & Greet at Northville Sensory Gardens

By |August 23rd, 2017|

For immediate release, August 21, 2017: Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) will host a first-ever meet and greet with the executive director at the Northville Sensory Gardens on Sound Shore Road in Riverhead on Saturday, September 16 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to bring the community together. The ADD […]