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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 […]

Get to Know the Residences: Aquebogue Residence

By |June 19th, 2017|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs for consumers. Among these programs, transitional housing is offered, such as the Apartment Treatment Program. With the assistance of the ADD program, individuals can work towards their goal of independent living.

Where is the Aquebogue residence located?

Site 10 is located in Aquebogue, […]

Return to the Gardens

By |June 12th, 2017|

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, […]

Long Island Business News: Building a Community of Caring

By |June 5th, 2017|

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 […]

Spirit’s Promise: Healing & Empowering

By |June 5th, 2017|

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 […]

Get to Know the Residences: Evergreen IRA

By |May 29th, 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). We introduce you to the Evergreen house, located near The Big Duck, a local attraction in Flanders. We spoke with house manager, Taylor Reed for the following Q&A.

Where is the Evergreen […]

Coming Together for a Cause: Island Harvest Food Drive

By |May 22nd, 2017|

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 […]

Get to know the Apartment Treatment Program

By |May 15th, 2017|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs, including the Apartment Treatment Program.

The ADD Mental Health Program has four sites, all located in the Riverhead area. Three people live in each residence, and staff works with those individuals a couple of times per week, providing personalized support based upon […]

Honoring Our Nurses

By |May 8th, 2017|

It’s National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12, 2017 and a special chance to thank our nurses. We decided to highlight the nursing staff and what they do at Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD). We spoke with Ann Toy, who has worked with ADD since 1998.

The typical day as a nurse at […]