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By Ken Borsuk - Sunday, September 11, 2016
GREENWICH — The annual Golf for Abilis tournament fund-raiser will be held rain or shine at The Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. on Sept. 26, an all-day event that starts at 9:30 a.m. with breakfast, a tournament start at noon and cocktails and dinner to finish off the event.
Abilis, which serves close to 700 people with special needs and their families, uses the event to help pay for its programs, which include social services, running homes allowing people with special needs to live independently and job placement services.
The event is being hosted by Fred Trump, a Greenwich resident and nephew of the Republican presidential nominee.
The Community Fund of Darien | August 25, 2016
Carrie Bernier and Amy Wilkinson from The Community Fund of Darien and Dennis Perry from Abilis. Contributed photo.
Abilis, a human services organization that provides supports for individuals with special needs and their families in Fairfield County received a $19,000 grant award from The Community Fund of Darien which will go toward the hiring and training of a job coach.
Abilis serves over 700 individuals a year, including 200 adults with developmental disabilities in its day services program. In keeping with its desire to help all participants lead productive and meaningful lives, Abilis works diligently to provide competitive employment opportunities.
By: GREENWICHFREEPRESS | August 17, 2016 - Leslie Yager
Save the Date! The 11th Annual Walk for Abilis / Inaugural 5.K Run will be held at Greenwich Point on Sunday, October 16, 2016.
The Walk/Run is a family-friendly event designed for individuals of all ages an abilities. It includes a wheelchair and stroller accessible one-mile route, childrens’ activities, including a bouncy tent and fire truck, plus a variety of local food vendors.
Registration will start at 7:30 am, the 5K run and children’s activities a 9:00 am, followed by the 1-mile walk at 10:30 am.
The Walk brings together Abilis families, local business partners, and community members to build awareness and raise critical funds for Abilis programs.
“This is the one community event we do every year in which all of our families and their children can participate,” said Dennis W. Perry, Abilis CEO/President.
To sign up, visit www.abilis.us/walk.
Abilis is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides services and supports for over 700 individuals with special needs and their families from birth through the life span. Abilis has been a leader in serving the special needs community in lower Fairfield County for almost 65 years and has a long-standing reputation for individualized, high quality care. For additional information about Abilis and its services, please visit www.abilis.us.
Original article can be found here.
Greenwich Moms | August 10, 2016
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. Beginning this fall, the course will teach basic water safety and swimming concepts to children with disabilities and their caregivers.
The program will utilize the YMCA’s warm water historic pool to introduce fundamental water skills, stroke development with waterside safety and prevention skills for caregivers. As a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, the YMCA of Greenwich has been a leader in providing swim lessons and water safety in Greenwich for 100 years.
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