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

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

Original article can be found here.

Greenwich Moms | August 10, 2016
Greenwich YMCA
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.


Abilis July 2016
Gala Co-Chairs, Christine Lai, Neha Leih, and Ulrika Drinkall with KTU radio personality, Steve Bartel. Contributed photo.

Abilis, an organization supporting people with developmental disabilities, generated over $300,000 in its most successful gala to date with Spring for Abilis at The Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich on April 30.

With more than 220 guests, the gala was an elegant affair in which both loyal and new supporters came together to raise awareness and funding for individuals of all ages with special needs in the extended community.

By the United Way of Western Connecticut | June 8, 2016

Gift of play to benefit families in the KT Murphy neighborhood in Stamford

The United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) announced today a grant award of $20,000 to Abilis, a nonprofit agency that runs family centered programs for infants and toddlers as part of its Birth to Three program. The grant will be used to bring “Play to Learn” playgroups to families who reside in the KT Murphy Elementary School neighborhood in Stamford.