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October 12, 2018 | G

Registration isWalthathon 2018 1 open for the October 14 Walk/Run for Abilis being held at Greenwich Point, also known as Tod’s Point. The event includes a 3-mile run for runners of all levels and a 1-mile walk that is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. This year, a larger children’s area with carnival games, arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, face painting and the very popular Bubble Bus will be featured. On-site registration opens at 7:30am, Sunday, October 14, with the run at 9:00am, and the Walk beginning at 10:00am, from the Clambake Area at Greenwich Point Park in Old Greenwich.

There is a registration fee for the Run. The Walk is free to participate, but a donation to Abilis is appreciated. To register for both the Walk and the Run at abilis.us/walkrun. This year’s Abilis Ambassador is Joe Lupinachi who will lead the Walk. Joe has been a life-long Abilis client, starting in the Birth to Three program. Today, at 21 years old, he just transitioned from St. Rose and is now enrolled in the Abilis Life Transitions program. Joe works at the New Canaan YMCA as a pool deck attendant. He has been a great role model for other children and adults going through Abilis’ programs. “We are so excited for this year’s 13th annual Walk/Run for Abilis,” said Amy Montimurro, newly appointed president and CEO of Abilis. “We have hundreds of participants already registered and expect it to be a great morning.”

October 11, 2018 |

On the western side of town is a quiet organization with a growing voice. Abilis is a non-profit organization that, since 1951, has provided essential services and support for over 700 families and individuals with special needs. Abilis is there when needed most, providing early intervention and customized therapies to meet individual’s needs. The organization also provides family education and advocacy to help achieve important developmental milestones through its programs. As special needs individuals approach and enter adulthood, Abilis provides a wide range of programs, including recreational activities, transition and life skills support, job training, competitive and supported employment and a choice of residential options.

October 3, 2018 | Greenwichfreepress.com

Amy Montimurro 2018Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut, announced on Wednesday the selection of Amy Montimurro as its new president and CEO, effective immediately. Ms. Montimurro has worked with Abilis for more than 22 years, most recently as its director of Life Services, and stepped into the role as interim CEO July 1, 2018. In her appointment as the new president and CEO of Abilis, Amy will lead the organization that serves more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families annually from birth throughout adulthood.

September 21, 2018 | Greenwichfreepress.com

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Greenwich is hosting the first annual Dancing Stars of Greenwich Gala at 7:00 pm on Saturday, Sept 22, 2018, at Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich. Proceeds from the dance competition with donations to the dance teams and a live and silent auction, will go directly to Abilis to support its programs for families with special needs The event is open to the public and tickets to the Gala event are available online at fredastaire.com/greenwich/shop/dancing-stars.

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