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September 21, 2017 | Norwalk Hour

WILTON — Starting in October, high school graduates with special needs can find help transitioning into adulthood through a new life skills program at Trackside Teen Center.

The program will help young adults develop skills they need to be competitively employed and to live more independent and socially connected lives, said Dennis Perry, chief executive officer and president of Abilis, the Greenwich-based nonprofit offering the program. The facility in Wilton is beautiful. It’s so well-structured that it allows for quiet time, cooking practice, larger groups. And there’s many things we can do in the proximity to downtown Wilton, which is what our program is all about,” Perry said. “We want our people in the community to become familiar with the community.”

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September 20, 2017 | The Patch

The Annual Walk / Run for Abilis will be held at Greenwich Point Park (Tod's Point) in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The event includes a 5K run, a one-mile, accessible walk, family-friendly activities and food and is attended by individuals of all ages and abilities. There will be a Kid's Activity tent with arts & crafts and face-painting, a bouncy castle, a "Bubble Bus" and a fire truck that children and parents can explore! The activities begin at 9:00 a.m. with the start of the 5K run and continues with the walk at 11:00 a.m. Registration is available online at abilis.us/walk.

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The Walk brings together Abilis families, local business partners, and community members to build awareness and raise critical funds for Abilis programs.

September 13, 2017 | Hamlet Hub

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, is opening a new Life Skills program in Wilton at the Trackside Teen Center. The Life Skills Program is designed to help high school graduates with special needs transition into adulthood. The Wilton program represents an expansion of Abilis’ Life Skills program to a fourth location in Fairfield County, so that students can transition within their home communities. 

The Circle of Caring campaign was launched in 2013 to generate funds for the Abilis Community Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to the charitable and educational purposes of helping people with developmental disabilities who work and live in lower Fairfield County. The Abilis Community Foundation provides funding to Abilis, Inc. and a limited number of select non-profit partners through a grant process.

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