By Greenwich Patch | October 25, 2016

Abilis Fall Speaker Series Addresses Financial Planning and Holidays for Families with Disabilities

Abilis, a non-profit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, is proud to announce the Abilis Fall Speaker Series. The Abilis speaker series are available for parents, caregivers and grandparents who are caring for an individual with special needs. These series are open to the public and offered free-of-charge. Seats are limited and registration is required. Registration can be made at For questions, please contact Linda Talbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 203-302-7800.
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The Abilis annual Walk involved a twist on Sunday. The event featured a 5K run at 9:00am, followed by the traditional walk at 10:30am. The family-friendly event included designed people of all ages an abilities. It includes a wheelchair and stroller accessible one-mile route, activities for kids, including a bouncy castle, items from the Abilis gift, and a variety of local food vendors.

Abilis provides state-of- the-art therapeutic and life services to over 700 individuals with a wide range of intellectual, developmental, social, emotional, and physical challenges.

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By Greenwich Patch | October 18, 2016

Play isn’t just for preschool and goes well beyond the screens of TV, video games and computers. Hear from speech-language pathologists Kristen Hayes and Karen Feder how those face-to-face moments just having fun -- in simple ways that won’t crowd the schedule or break the bank– can build the tracks for a lifetime of effective language and learning at any age.

Presented by Kristen Hayes, M.S., CCC-SLP and Karen Feder, M.S., CCC-SLP, Abilis Therapeutic & Family Advisory Services

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By Greenwich Sentinel| October 17, 2016

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The YMCA of Greenwich held swim evaluations on Sept. 24 for the children participating in the new special needs swim program. The Abilis Community Foundation generously awarded a $10,000 grant to the YMCA of Greenwich to develop a new swimming program for children with special needs. The course will teach basic water safety and swimming concepts to children with disabilities and their caregivers. The grant also allowed the YMCA to purchase special steps for our pool to make entry and exit easier for the special needs swimmers.