March 15, 2017 | Greenwich Patch

Events Address Using Visuals to Help Children with Autism Cope with Changes and Workshop on Understanding Special Education 101

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, is pleased to announce its Spring Speaker Series. The Abilis speaker series are available free-of-charge to parents, caregivers, grandparents, and educators who are caring for or working with children. Seats are limited and registration is required. Registration can be made through Abilis’ website at For questions, please contact Karen Feder This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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February 19, 2017 |

Christine Georgopulo, owner of Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich doesn’t hesitate when asked why she hosts a Valentine’s dance for the Abilis community. “It’s more fun for me than it is for them,” she said as the third annual dance heated up the studio on Lewis Street on Saturday night. “I love their energy. They make my year, every year. The Abilis staff are incredible. Dennis is incredible,” she continued, referring to Abilis CEO Dennis Perry.

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February 17, 2017 | Greenwich Sentinel

Around 100 people put on their dancing shoes and enjoyed some quality time together at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, as Abilis hosted its annual Valentine’s Day Dance. It was a great success,” said Lisa Bria, activities manager at Abilis. “Everybody had fun and there was a lot of dancing and food. Everybody had a really nice time and that was great for me to see.”

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By Stamford Daily Voice | February 16, 2017

GREENWICH, Conn. — Like many parents, New Canaan father of three Dennis W. Perry became involved in his children's education by joining the school board. He did the same when his son, Ross, now 25, became a client of the Abilis organization in Greenwich.

Abilis, pronounced ABLE-ISS, provides services for 700 children and adults with developmental disabilities every year. "Ross was born in Hong Kong, where we were living at the time," Perry began an interview. "Born well, Ross’ disability occurred as a result of his contracting bacterial meningitis at 10 weeks, which led to our learning about the world of disabilities and the value of early intervention," Perry said.

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