October 15, 2020 | Greenwich Free Press

Abilis and Greenwich Library are joining forces to write the next chapter of café service at Greenwich Library. The two organizations are partnering to bring The Café at Greenwich Library to fruition. 

The Café will offer a variety of delicious and popular coffee and food choices, coordinating with local favorite restaurants such as Garden Catering, Upper Crust Bagel Company, Arcuri’s Pizza & Salad, COBS Bread, Happiness Is Back Country Market & Café and coffee from Shearwater Coffee Roasters. This venture is integral to the Library’s goal to provide a welcoming community gathering space while being able to help support the important work of Abilis. The Café at Greenwich Library will open later this year with online ordering and no-contact pick-up.

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October 12, 2020 | Greenwich Time

GREENWICH — When Danny Clarke joined Abilis — a Greenwich-based nonprofit that provides programs for hundreds of people with disabilities and their families — he hoped to find a supportive community.

His parents knew they would need services from Abilis as Clarke neared 21, when students with disabilities “age out” and lose services and supports from their school districts.

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September 30, 2020 |

Abilis is launching “Sibshops” for children ages 10-to-14 who are brothers and sisters of someone who has a disability.

Sibshops are high-spirited and fun workshops and events that combine recreation, discussion and information for siblings who endure the good (and sometimes not-so good) parts of having a sibling with a disability. Sibshops provide a safe space for siblings to share their thoughts and feelings while also meeting others in similar circumstances and provides a place to enjoy themselves through different recreation activities and through playing games while also learning about the services their brother(s) or sister(s) receive.

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September 11, 2019 | CT Post

Dancers rehearsed with direction from Dancing with the Stars champion Tony Dovolani on Tuesday in preparation for the upcoming Dancing Stars of Greenwich charity dance-off gala for Abilis.

Dovolani was on hand to help dancers nail their choreographed routines during Tuesday's practice session at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Greenwich. The Dancing Stars of Greenwich event will be held at Tamarack Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. to benefit local special needs nonprofit Abilis. The event pairs local celebrities in choreographed dance routines with instructors from the Astaire studio to be judged by actor Brendan Fraser, news anchor Lara Spencer, and Dancing with the Stars champion Tony Dovolani.

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