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Founder and CEO Don Rieb Founder of ADDny.org poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the 1st Annual Shamrock Shinkg in Riverhead, NY
President Vincent Barry poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the first Annual Shamrock Shindig for addny.org
Supporters gathered to attend the 1st Annual Shamrock Shindig to benefit addny.org.
Guests enjoyed an evening of Irish charm with a mix of marine life. The event was planned as Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) for its 1st Annual Shamrock Shindig on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. The fundraiser included hors dâoeuvres, cocktails, an Irish buffet and private access to the spectacular aquarium. The night was filled with fun and humor as guests were treated to comedy entertainment, as well as witness one ADD Executive or Manager being lowered into the aquariumâs 120,000-gallon Lost City tank for a nose-to-nose swim with the sharks.
Aid to the Developmentally Disabled is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1980 by family members who were concerned about the physical and emotional decline of patients compelled to live in crowded institutions. These family members believed that appropriate treatment and training in a warm, sheltered, homelike environment would enhance their physical and emotional growth. With the support, funding and licensing of New York State’s Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) and the Office of Mental Health (OMH), Aid to the Developmentally Disabled came to life.
In March of 1984 we opened our first residential program in the hamlet of Northville, in Riverhead Long Island. As a result of the initial success, ADD rapidly grew into a multi-service organization providing residential programs, supported apartments, clinical supports and case management services for the mentally retarded, mentally ill and dual diagnosed adults. Aid to the Developmentally Disabled presently operates thirty residential programs in locations throughout the North and South Forks of Eastern Long Island, with several additional programs in the planning stages.
Their team is the bread and butter of their existence — without them, they simply could not do what they do. At Aid to the Developmentally Disabled, they feel grateful to work in such a rewarding environment. From their shift supervisors, to house managers, to administrative staff — they are one big family.
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