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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Special guests include Greenwich residents Polly and Dick Franck, who will be honored for their many years of service to Abilis as well as recognition of special community partners like Bob DeAngelo, CEO of the YMCA, and Boxcar Cantina. The annual meeting includes an awards ceremony for employees, employers and community partners. Additionally, the Abilis Peter Bloomer Citizen award will be awarded to a middle and high school student who demonstrates sensitivity toward people with disabilities through leadership, involvement, and participation in activities that benefit citizens with disabilities.

About Abilis

Abilis is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides services and supports for more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families from birth throughout adulthood. Abilis has been a leader in serving the special needs community in lower Fairfield county for 65 years and has a long-standing reputation for individualized, high quality care. For more information, visit, or,, or