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December 20, 2018 | The Hour

Abilis Gardens & Gifts in the Glenville section of Greenwich offers a variety of holiday gifts, including candles and bath products handmade by Abilis clients and seedlings planted by them. The store has been open since 2012 but underwent renovations last fall and now is functioning as a job training area to give clients experience working a cash register and interacting with patrons. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays.

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December 6, 2018 | HamletHub

Abilis in partnership with Greenwich Hospital, is pleased to offer Project SEARCH Informational Job Fair for those with disabilities. The Project SEARCH Job Fair will be held Thursday, December 6, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., at Abilis, 50 Glenville Street in Greenwich.

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This program is a partnership with Abilis and Greenwich Hospital and will help young adults with disabilities learn how to find employment through internships. Project SEARCH is a nine-month internship program for students with disabilities, between the ages of 18-30, who seek competitive employment.

The program takes place at Greenwich Hospital where total immersion in the workplace facilitates the teaching and learning process, as well as the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills. Students participate in three, unpaid internships and explore a variety of career paths. Along the way, the interns increase their independence, self-confidence and self-esteem. Interns work with a team that includes their family, their Project SEARCH instructor, an Abilis job coach/developer and a Greenwich Hospital mentor.

November 30, 2018 | Greenwich Sentinel

The Abilis Gardens & Gifts is as busy as ever, as presents are being purchased and wrapped in time for the holiday season.

And, kicking off the holiday shopping season for Abilis will be its Sip & Shop event on Dec. 5.

Attendees are invited to enjoy some wine, cheese and cocktails, as well as shop at the Abilis Gardens & Gifts. The event, located at 50 Glenville Street, takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and guests in attendance will receive 20% off the entire store.

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November 11, 2018 | Greenwich Time

GREENWICH — Young adults with special needs will soon have a new resource for securing job skills. Abilis, a Greenwich nonprofit that serves people with special needs in all life stages, has partnered with Greenwich Hospital to offer Project SEARCH, which will aim to give people with disabilities marketable skills for a competitive workforce. “We look forward to our new partnership, which will offer increased opportunities for young adults to achieve their goals and fulfill their potential,” said Amy Montimurro, president and CEO of Abilis, in a statement.

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The program will accept students between the ages of 18 and 30. It will give participants real-life work experience and hands-on training. The goal of the yearlong program is to help students transition from school to adult life with internships.

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