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By Newstime | December 7, 2016

Speaker Series Dec 7

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, is pleased to announce its December speaker events as part of its Abilis Fall Speaker Series. The Abilis speaker series are available for parents, caregivers and grandparents who are caring for an individual with special needs.

By the Greenwich Senitel | December 1, 2016

The YMCA of Greenwich and Abilis will welcome guest speaker Marguerite Elisofon on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2:30 to 5 p.m., to discuss her memoir, My Picture Perfect Family: What Happens When One Twin Has Autism. In this inspiring book, Marguerite chronicles her lifelong dedication to helping her twin daughter, Samantha, who was diagnosed as a toddler. She reveals how autism not only affects one person, but the whole family. Marguerite will discuss her experiences and what she has learned over the past 25 years, as she has gone through the highs and lows of having a family member living on the spectrum.

Learn about their incredible journey from fighting for Samantha’s educational opportunities in a time where there was little to no assistance available to watching her graduate college and pursue a career as a singer and actress.

The event takes place at the Greenwich YMCA, 50 East Putnam Ave. RSVP to Betsy Culeman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 203-869-1630, ext. 306.

 

By Greenwich Free Press - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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If you haven’t been to the Abilis Gift Shop in a while – or if you’ve never been before – there are several reasons to make the Abilis gift shop a destination for your holiday shopping.

By Greewich Free Press | November 29, 2016

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support for individuals with special needs and their families, celebrated its ninth annual luncheon on Thursday.

At Abilis, more than 50 residents and 20 staff members enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the fixin’s, with special thanks to the Greenwich Police Department for donating some of the delicious food. The celebration was started nine years ago to ensure that everyone had a place to go, people to celebrate with, and the ability to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The feast was held at the Abilis headquarters in Greenwich. Many of the dishes are provided by Abilis’ Board of Directors and volunteers.

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