Abilis is one of the few nonprofit agencies in Fairfield County region with the
commitment, knowledge, experience and capacity to serve people with developmental
disabilities throughout their lives. Our respect for people – their dreams, dignity
and personal preferences – guides everything we do. Our vision is one society in
which people of all abilities participate and contribute as equal citizens.
Join us for a one mile stroll or roll through a beautiful waterfront park, a fabulous
day celebrating community and supporting children and adults with developmental
Sunday, October 18, 2015
10:30 am Check-in & Children’s Activities
12:00 pm Walk
Location: Tod's Point - 1 Tods Driftway, Old Greenwich, CT 06870
The Walk in the Park for Abilis is a fun day complete with face painting, a bouncy
castle and music. The one-mile route is wheelchair and stroller accessible and there
are activities for people of all ages..
* Kindly leave your dogs, rollerblades and skateboards at home.
The Walk for Abilis
has raised over $650,000 in the past 10 years, learn about Tod’s Point and take
a look back at some moments from our past walks:
Tod’s Point (also known as Greenwich Point) is spectacular. Purchased in 1884 by
banker J. Kennedy Tod and developed into his personal estate, it has been open to
Greenwich residents since the 1940s. With views of the Manhattan skyline, beautiful
landscape and varied wildlife, it is an exquisite location that is open to Abilis
for this event.
The money raised through this Walk for Abilis has helped Abilis provide supports
to children from the earliest moments of life helping offset delays or disabilities
in physical, cognitive, communication and social or emotional development.
Frank Farricker, left, Livvy Floren, in red, and Dolly Powers, right, help kick
off the Walk for Abilis with a ribbon cutting.
The Ladies of 101 provide style to every Walk for Abilis.
By supporting this event you help Abilis provide employment services to adults and
residential support to adults in more than a dozen homes owned by Abilis in Greenwich
and Stamford, as well as to people living more independently in apartments and condominiums.
It would not be a Walk for Abilis without Hallie and Friends…
…or Friends of Danielle.
Many families work with us for weeks or months. For others, the journey lasts years
or even a lifetime. In every case, Abilis’ respect for people – their abilities,
needs and dreams – drives everything we do.
Graham and the Pemberwick Pioneers making the scene.
Today, Abilis meets the myriad needs of people with developmental disabilities –
not only in childhood, but throughout their lives.
Sean’s Sole Mates are ready to pound the pavement.
The firefighters always make an appearance at the Walk for Abilis, to the delight
Abilis is electric as we build up to Walk for Abilis and the day itself is a great
opportunity for the entire community to celebrate.
Volunteers take a moment to pose for a shot the year ARC became Abilis.
Eytan’s team is a Walk for Abilis staple.
And naturally, we have face painting!
Proceeds from Walk for Abilis fund
direct-care services for people with developmental disabilities, right in the community
-- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help Abilis continue to provide
this critical support by participating in Walk for Abilis.