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 disabilities:

 

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 Point

 

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 of all.

 

 

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.