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Abilis, the nonprofit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, will hold its Spring for Abilis Gala event on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m., at The Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich. The Gala is part of Abilis’ 65th anniversary year celebration and will include a special champagne reception for higher level donors, sponsors, table hosts, and community leaders at 6:30 p.m. The evening includes cocktails, dinner and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Auction items include a one-week Nantucket escape at a private residence, a catered dinner for 12, and a New York Islanders ice hockey package for 6 in the owner’s suite with dinner, meet and greets, and Zamboni rides for kids. Tickets are available at — click on May 6 for online registration link or visit

April 17, 2017 |

The Junior League of Greenwich will host a free, community open house benefiting Abilis Gifts on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 am  to 1:00 pm. The open house will take place at the Abilis Gifts location at 50 Glenville Street, Greenwich, CT 06830. Visitors can enjoy light breakfast fare while browsing for meaningful gifts to buy for Earth Day, Mother’s Day, and Teacher Appreciation with sales benefiting local artisans and employees of the store alike. To learn more about Abilis Gifts, visit or call (203) 531-GIFT.

On Saturday, April 22, visitors to the store are encouraged to share their experience on social media by posting with the following hashtag #AbilisGiftsOpenHouse. You can get updates from the store by liking their page on Facebook at Abilis Gifts is an initiative of the larger, Greenwich-based non-profit Abilis. Founded in 1951, Abilis works to advance abilities for people with special needs, and their families, so that they can have empowered and productive lives. The store, which also functions as a training site, sells handmade products crafted by the community Abilis serves. Every purchase helps create employment opportunities for these wonderful people and helps fund Abilis programming.

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April 3, 2017 | Greenwich Sentinel

bilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, April 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave. The annual meeting marks a special milestone of Abilis’ 65 years of service to the community. Those interested in attending are invited and can reserve their space by visiting A dessert reception and dancing follows.

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March 17, 2017 |

The Abilis spring speaker series for families with special needs in Fairfield  and Westchester Counties will feature a talk by Jillian Aili, M.Ed, and Meaghan Nagurney, M.Ed, BCBA. The title of their talk is The Visual Learner: Using Visuals to Help Children with Autism Cope with Changes. The talk is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Abilis, 1150 Summer St in Stamford.

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