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An Enviable Life
ADULTS and CHILDREN with LEARNING and DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, INC. • 807 South Oyster Bay Road • Bethpage, NY 11714
ACLD Families, Staff and Residents
Have a Strong Voice in Albany
Onattended the public hearing atthe eliminationHawthornethanon$65 many ACLD families and homes and
October 27, 2009, the residents from the
cuts. The Governor had proposed
IRA and staff
the Brookhaven Town Hall Governor Paterson's proposed budget
of more million dollars for group
education programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. Andrew Cohen, Jason Greenberg,
Jeffrey Shaw and Gina Smestad all carried signs that read, “Save Our OMRDD Services”. Residents from ACLD’s Healy group home met Senator
The group was accompanied by a Hawthorne staff member, Alysia Labrador. Brian Foley during their advocacy in Albany. (From Left
This was an amazing opportunity for the group to protest the cuts that would directly impact the to Right) Christopher Amendola, Senator Foley, Michael
services they receive. All the residents stated that they felt truly empowered and that this was an Nolan and Anthony Liotta.
opportunity for their voices to be heard. In total, there were more than 350 adults with developmental disabilities, families and direct care staff in
attendance at the hearing. Maxine Mandell, parent, had the opportunity to testify at this important hearing. Aaron Liebowitz, ACLD’s Executive Director
testified on behalf of the Alliance of Long Island Agencies.
On November 30, 2009, residents and staff traveled to Albany
to urge legislators to reject proposed cuts to OMRDD services.
This advocacy was a part of the coordinated efforts of the entire
OMRDD provider community across the state and was ACLD’s
second visit to the Capitol during this important time. The
residents had the opportunity to meet with many Senators
and Assembly members to tell them how these cuts would
affect them personally. Their statements were compelling
and they did a fantastic job.
Michael Nolan, a resident at ACLD’s Healy house, had the
Staff advocated for the preservation of ACLD services.
opportunity to speak to several Senators and shared how much
(From Left to Right) Donna Celardo, Kathleen Costello, his home meant to him. He said “The people in my house are
Joe Bianco, Anastasia Brillis, and Kerry Harrison. my friends and the staff helps me to be independent. I need Jason Greenberg poses with his sign.
this house to have a good life.” His testimony was well
received and he was invited to take a quick tour of the Senate Chamber.
In addition to our visits to Albany, ACLD families and staff wrote letters and made many phone calls to
advocate for the preservation of our services. On two separate occasions, ACLD staff tied up the lines at
several offices on behalf of the individuals who rely on our services.
Despite our advocacy efforts, the New York State Legislature did vote to approve significant cuts to OMRDD’s
budget for 2009-2010, but we remain undeterred. ACLD again participated in Family Advocacy Day in
January. Coordinated by the Alliance of Long Island Agencies, 10 ACLD families alongside more than 100
family members from other agencies, visited their State Senators and Assembly Members in their Long Island
offices to ask for their support in maintaining funding for OMRDD services on the 2010-2011 state budget. We
will continue to monitor the status of the state budget and organize additional advocacy efforts as needed.
Andrew Cohen holds up an important sign.
Thank you everyone who has participated in this very important process.
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ADULTS and CHILDREN with Important Message from
LEARNING and DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES, INC. Aaron Liebowitz, Executive Director
The Lindner Campus
807 South Oyster Bay Rd.
Bethpage, NY 11714
A fter a tumultuous fall in Albany we have finalized ACLD’s Budget for
2010 and await the passage of the State’s Budget which was proposed
by the Governor. The Budget has good news offset by not so good news.
(516) 822-0028 * Fax (516) 822-0470
www.acld.org There are cuts of significant proportion that will affect large service sectors
of our organization. Fortunately, we will be benefitting from some funding increases. The bottom
BOARD OF TRUSTEES line is that we look to be sound financially in the current year. The state, however, is not finished
Gregory LiCalzi Richard Breuninger putting together the 2010-2011 budget. I anticipate that we will have to absorb more cuts than
President Second Vice President have been announced. I remain optimistic that the budget we have in place will allow us to do
Joseph Ortego Nancy Kopans our business without reductions in service nor reductions in workforce.
First Vice President Secretary
This relatively positive outcome did not happen by luck. There were several factors at play.
Ellen Alexander Meryl Jackelow NYS OMRDD, our major funding agency, did excellent work in providing significant protection
Megan Concannon Scott Kabak to us. Commissioner Diana Jones Ritter should be commended for her excellent leadership during
Richard Dibble Donald Mitzner these troubled times. Further commendation needs to go to our families, staff and the people
Anne Emmerson Doris Shaw
John Genova Ellen Spiegel
we support for their vigorous advocacy with the NYS legislature and executive branches of
Ernest Gonzalez government. Many of our members visited with local legislative offices, attended hearings
_________________________ and sat in at a vigil held in Albany. ACLD individuals who attended these meetings have
Aaron Liebowitz been singled out for having been exceptional spokespeople protecting our services.
Executive Director We can savor our success…but not for too long. In the coming weeks, we will need to be
Dr. Richard Kessler Ira Zimmerman back speaking with our representatives to ensure that our hard won gains are not lost in the
Medical Director Assistant Executive Director
of Adult Services
closing moments of the state deliberations on the budget. I have learned that I can count on
Susan Sha each of you to stand up for our people. I will be counting on you again!
Chief Financial & Colleen Crispino
Administrative Officer Director of Development &
Richard Wirth Community Relations
Assistant Executive Director
of Children’s and Health Services
The ACLD Family Complex
Gregory LiCalzi, President
807 South Oyster Bay Rd., Bethpage, NY
(516) 822-0028 C learly this is a Long Island winter that has brought us more than our share
of inclement weather, an abundance of snow, and an ominous economic
environment. Indeed, our business leaders on Wall Street and our elected
Health Services Center
(516) 622-8880 representatives in Albany and Washington DC have served us inadequately with
their indecision, delays, patterns of unethical behavior and practices. Nevertheless, even with all the
Helen and Arthur Pashcow
Adult Day Services Center
difficulties confronting us, ACLD continues to be a sunny oasis of prudence, competence and compassion!
837 South Oyster Bay Rd., Bethpage, NY I wish that the Board of Trustees could take credit for our strong position and exceptionally high
(516) 681-4500 quality programs and services. But we just play a very small part. The lion's share of credit resides
Hauppauge Day Services Center with our workforce.
305 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY I want to take this moment to commend Aaron Liebowitz, his management team, and all of ACLD’s
employees for their stalwart commitment to the children and adults (as well as their families) that
Kramer Learning Center we serve each and every day. It is evident to all who know ACLD that Aaron is a superlative
Early Childhood Program role model for his managers and all ACLD staff.
1428 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore, NY
(631) 665-1900 At the risk of sounding preachy, all of the stakeholders in our agency should recognize our
achievements and be grateful for the care, support and solace afforded every day. One good
Career and Community Services Center
40 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY way of tangibly expressing thanks for having ACLD (and we should all be thankful) is to help
(631) 940-2720 us with your financial support.
- Vocational Career Center – ext. 227 Write a check, attend the Dinner Dance or other special events (my wife and I like the Sunset Sail
- Service Coordination – ext. 253
_________________________ event on the Great South Bay), participate in the Circle of Commitment, and make a pledge to our
EDITORS soon to be rolled out Capital Campaign, include ACLD in your will, or donate appreciated stock.
Natasha Barham-Edwards Karen Russo
Joanne Cappelluti Shauna Schreiber
It’s not that we don't appreciate the contribution of your time and talents. We certainly do—
Colleen Crispino Melanie Tehan but we need your dollars more than ever!
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ACLD Supports The Great Neck Spirits
Staff Affected by Hit the Court
the Crisis in Haiti
T he Great Neck Spirits have resumed their practices and quest to be the top basketball
team in the Great Neck Special Olympics league. The team is comprised of a number of
A fter the devastating earthquake in Haiti,
ACLD has been reaching out to the
many staff that have been directly affected.
ACLD individuals who practice every Friday night in preparation for the big tournament.
The individuals enjoy their practices each Friday and can often be heard discussing how much
We have provided support, important resource fun they had. Many of our individuals bring special skills to the team and contribute to
information and an opportunity for them to their overall success. The team consists of a variety of talented players: Stuart with his
share information with each other. On our sharp shooting 15-footer, Jeffrey with
employee intranet, “ACLD Today!”, employees his aggressive rebounding, Ronnie with
can continue to find updated information and her quick defensive skills and Colette
participate in a discussion board to support one with her free throw line jump shots.
another. For more information, please contact Go Great Neck Spirits!
Colleen Crispino at 516-822-0028, ext. 138.
Jeff Corwin and Colette Gray.
Online Event Registration The Great Neck Spirits play their hearts out.
Don’t forget, you can register to attend any
of ACLD’s upcoming events online. After
logging in on our ACLD website, you will
see a box located to the left of your screen
that indicates all upcoming events that
ACLD is holding. Underneath each event
description there is a link to register for
that event. Click on the link and follow the
steps to finish the registration process.
Currently you can register for our
“Annual Dinner Dance” happening
Thursday, June 3, 2010.
If you need more information about online
registration or any other question about
(From Left to Right) Stuart Engel, Colette Gray and Gary Kopans.
our ACLD website, please Contact Natasha
Barham-Edwards in the Development
Department at (516) 822-0028 ext. 137.
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Thursday, June 3, 2010
WILLIAM J. GOLDEN SHEILA PENN
Heath Plan CEO, New York 2010 Lifetime Achievement
Unitedhealthcare Award Recipient
2010 Corporate Leadership
CREST HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB • WOODBURY, NEW YORK
Become a 2010 Dinner Dance Solicitor On-line
Log onto www.acld.org and click on the support us link
to become an online solicitor for our 2010 Dinner Dance.
As an on-line solicitor, you will have your own web page on our site
and can have your family and friends donate to the
Dinner Dance via your web page.
Having friends and family donate on-line allows you to view
who has donated on your behalf and how much money you have raised.
For more information about becoming a 2010 Dinner Dance Solicitor via the ACLD website,
please contact Natasha Barham-Edwards at (516) 822-0028, ext. 137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Scroll of Honor
We invite you to place a listing on ACLD’s 2010 Scroll of Honor
to be distributed at and in conjunction with ACLD’s 2010 Dinner Dance. Deadline is May 7, 2010
All proceeds for the benefit of ACLD. If you place a listing on the Scroll
• Premiere Donor $10,000 • Donor $750 of Honor, your family or corporate
• Prominent Donor $7,500 • Friend $500 name will be listed on one-line
• Benefactor $5,000 • Patron $250 in one of the selected sections
• Distinguished Donor $2,500 • Supporter $100 as described. Your donation also
• Advocate $1,500 entitles you to include a line of
text or message of no more than
Please provide your name or company name exactly as you wish it to appear 20 words in the coordinating
on the Scroll of Honor. “Tribute” section of the Dinner
Line of Text/Tribute (20 words or less)
❏ I will email my corporate logo in hi-res jpeg, pdf or eps file.
Please RSVP by May 7, 2010
Name ________________________________________________ My check payable to ACLD is enclosed for $ _________________
Address _______________________________________________ For Credit Card Payment, please check one:
Phone:_______________ E-mail: _________________________ ❏ VISA ❏ MasterCard ❏ American Express
Solicitor: ______________________________________________ Account #_____________________________________________
ACLD can only guarantee publication if received with payment on or before May 7, 2010. Expiration Date: ________________________________________
Please mail payment with completed form to:
ACLD Name on Card: _________________________________________
Attn: Development Dept., 807 South Oyster Bay Road, Bethpage, NY 11714
OR Visit our website at www.acld.org to register on-line. Signature: _____________________________________________
$100 per Ticket 2010 Dinner Dance
Crest Hollow Country Club • Woodbury, NY “300” Raffle
For the Benefit of
ADULTS and CHILDREN with
LEARNING and DEVELOPMENTAL Name _____________________________________________________________________________________________
We will only sell 300 Tickets!
So hurry and purchase your chance at Winning $10,000. __________________________________________________________________________________________________
10 Cash Prizes will be given out! Please return completed ticket with payment,
Phone: _______________________________ check made payable to:
You can split the cost with friends or family
and share the winnings! ACLD
Email:________________________________ 807 South Oyster Bay Road
Grand Prize • $10,000 Bethpage, NY 11714
Solicitor: _____________________________ Attn: Development Department
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ACLD’s 24th Annual
Employment Recognition Breakfast
The 24th Annual Employment Recognition Breakfast, hosted by ACLD’s Vocational Services was held on
October 21, 2009 at the Hilton Long Island in Melville. Helaine Berkowitz and
John Darcy were honored with the “Thomas Choma Longevity Award” for their
long term careers with Whitman Packaging.
Three individuals were honored with Vocational Achievement Awards. April Clark
was recognized for her service to Enterprise Process Service. April’s success story
was featured in the ACLD Newsletter last spring. The second award was given to
Craig Ludin who works for Capital One. Craig was honored for his positive
attitude and strong commitment to his long term employer and team. The third
Vocational Achievement winner was William Margiotta, who works for Drew
(From Left to Right) Patrick Spa in Bay Shore. William is well liked by his entire
Award Recipients – Craig
Ludin, April Clark, John
team. The spa was awarded the 2009 Small Business Award
Darcy, for their dedication to Supported Employment and for their
Helaine Berkowitz and fundraising efforts for ACLD’s Children’s Services based in
William Margiotta proudly Bay Shore. TJX Corporation was also honored with the
pose for their picture.
➧ 2009 Business Leadership Award.
(From Left to Right) This year a new award was presented to
Participants of the SEES Project Lisa Wilson, Office Manager for McCabe,
– Eric Weiner, Glenn Hollowell, Collins, McGeough and Fowler. Lisa was honored
and Michael Tobin pose with
Scott Wysocki, ACLD SEES with the 2009 Advocate
Project Coordinator. of the Year Award for her
ongoing dedication to the
individuals who are
employed by the firm.
➧ (From Left to Right) Lisa Wilson, 2010 Advocate of the Year,
Aaron Liebowitz, ACLD’s Executive Director and Susan Reed,
ACLD’s Assistant Director of Community Based Services.
SEES Project Great Accomplishment
T he Supported Enhanced Employment Services (SEES) project continues to be a great accomplishment for many of the individuals enrolled. There are
currently four people with successful part time jobs, while one other is still in development.
One of the great things about this project is watching the growth of an individual once they have been placed in employment. It is one thing to obtain
a job, however, it’s a whole different ball game when it comes to maintaining that job. For the first time in many of their lives, being on time is a must!
The addition of many new faces, names, and titles also could present a challenge. There is also the heightened responsibility that arises when employed.
These are all taxing challenges, not to mention the pressure that is applied from within when attempting to succeed. Eric Weiner, Glenn Hollowell, and
Michael Tobin have all accomplished these great tasks of obtaining, and maintaining a job!
On December 24, 2009 Joseph Lueken also got the chance to achieve his dream of becoming employed. Joe has always yearned to gain employment
within a gym. Big Al’s Family Fitness in Amityville was eager to assist in fulfilling Joe’s dream. Today, Joe excels as part of the maintenance crew
at Big Al’s
If you would like to partner with the SEES Project by hiring one of the individuals please do not hesitate to contact Scott Wysocki at (631)940-2720,
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Masquerade Ball Prompts Magical Time
O n November 21st, ACLD held its annual Semi-Formal for the
participants of the Day and Residential Programs. This year’s
theme was a Masquerade Ball and the ballroom at the Hilton Long Island
was decorated with masquerade masks and beads. The evening was
filled with smiles and laughter as all the individuals enjoyed each other’s
company and the fun music. The tables were mostly empty for
the evening as everyone, staff and participants alike, danced for hours.
Everyone was dressed to the nines and there was even a dance off.
A great time was had by all and there is already talk of what the
theme will be at next year’s event.
Tables were adorned with top hats
Thank you to all committee members and Masquerade masks for the guests
for making this a successful event. to wear during the event.
Over 300 guests enjoyed the exciting Masquerade Ball. Jani Olewitz (Left) and Jill Gonzalez
(Right) enjoy the Masquerade Ball.
Hold the Date! Monday, September 13, 2010
ACLD’s ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
Honoring Gail Mitzner
Glen Head Country Club • Glen Head, New York
For more information, please visit our website at www.acld.org
or call (516) 822-0028, ext. 249.
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ACLD Introduces a Pilot Health and Wellness Project
A n essential hallmark of ACLD’s service delivery systems is the
ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life for all people.
These improvements need to be grounded in sound scientific based
methodology and guided by accurate data collection. One such effort
currently underway is a pilot project in ACLD’s Plainview and Great Neck
homes. As we all age, the incidence of increased weight gain, rising
blood pressure and cholesterol levels impact our stamina and our
behavior and often trigger serious secondary health issues. People
living in ACLD homes are as susceptible to these conditions as is the
rest of the population. The number of individuals being treated for
high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and conditions like diabetes has
increased over the past decade. Although these conditions can be
(LEFT) Nicole Marra and (Right) Jody Flom enjoy a game of Wii bowling.
treated with medication, efforts to positively impact the lifestyle issues
which created the conditions in the first place need to be addressed.
ACLD’s Health Services Center has been providing support services via “Healthy Living”
counseling groups for the past five years. Several participants have been successful in changing
lifestyle patterns as a result of the counseling sessions. With ongoing support of their families,
house mates, and staff it is postulated that improvements can be even more widespread and
effective. To that end, a quality improvement work group has been formed to find ways to
coordinate efforts on “Health and Wellness” all throughout ACLD. Representatives from
Residential, Day Programs, Health Services, Recreation, Center for Learning, and Human
Resources have been working for the past five months to create an atmosphere of healthy
living for the people living and working in the two pilot homes.
A guiding precept for the work group has focused on facilitating change via enjoyable activities
Michael Schneider has fun playing the Wii game system.
promoting healthy lifestyles. In order to achieve full participation from both staff and residents,
care is taken to assure there is no sense of loss or being deprived as a result of the changes. Making healthy cooking and shopping fun and exciting is
one way to accomplish this. Kathryn Petritis, The Health Conscious Chef, has been recruited to teach healthy cooking, portion control, food storage and
shopping activities with our residents, staff, and families. Kathryn’s knowledge and teaching style have lead to some welcome changes in only a few
short weeks in Plainview and we look forward to similar achievements in Great Neck in the upcoming weeks.
Initial data on weight control is very positive with both staff and residents demonstrating success. Later in the spring of 2010, data on cholesterol, blood
sugar and blood pressure levels will be reviewed. With the anticipated continued success of the Plainview and Great Neck homes and building on all we
learn from the pilot project, this health and wellness initiative will gradually expand to other homes and programs. We look forward to healthier work
and living environments throughout ACLD.
Special Thanks to ACLD’s Health and Wellness Work Group Members
Rick Wirth Marjorie Bach Stacy Columbo Kerry Harrison Mark Crean
Laura Conrad Sandy Nayberg Joe Bianco Lupe Lightell Ron Schenendorf
Thank you… The Circle cutbacks havearelimited Preservation Funds,residential usedapartmentthroughout
of Commitment Program is an essential part of ACLD’s fundraising
the year. These funds necessary to support the
Since State which are
renovations and improvements, your support was crucial this year. Your generosity has
to all who supported made the pursuit of an enviable life possible for the individuals supported by ACLD.
Circle of Commitment in 2009 We wish you health and happiness in 2010 and hope that you continue to support the
Circle of Commitment, now, more than ever.
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ACLD Celebrates the
Opening of Two New Residences
A CLD recently opened two new residences. One of the
homes, located on Autumn Drive in East Northport,
opened its doors on June 15, 2009 to eight individuals.
Highlighting Harvey Karon, whose poem was published
in the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF POETRY. He has worked
The house has been at Pathmark for the last 20 years. He loves to write
adapted to accommodate during his leisure time and he just recently moved
ACLD’s East Hills residence. into a new apartment on his own. He is part of our
five of the residents whom
At Home Residential Habilitation program.
utilize wheelchairs and
two whom are hearing
impaired. The ranch-style
house has two ramps, The Prophet and Me
one is located in the I was walking along one stormy night
front, and the other one is
I was feeling sad and not all right
in the back. Two of the
bedrooms are equipped The skies opened the sun’s rays
with special doorbells and shined down and I
a video phone in order to Some of the residents from the East Hills House take a break from Looked up and before my eyes
alert the two residents with cooking dinner. (From Left to Right) Stephen Tocci, Douglas Kornblatt, there were
hearing impairments when ACLD Staff Member, Sharon Leornard, Erica Mueller, Lindsay Eder. Angels dancing, it was like a ballet
someone is at the door. All of the resident are very happy in their new home and look forward to There was a figure out in the distance
making memories with their new friends. ACLD’s East Hills residence opened on Monday, April13,
that spoke in
2009. Most of the residents have known each other since their adolescence and have remained
close friends throughout the years. When the weather is warm enough, the six residents enjoy A kind voice and said “let the bad
their surroundings with long leisurely walks throughout the neighborhood. They also enjoyed their things pass and
first BBQ on August 16, 2009 as well as their first house vacation aboard a Carnival cruise ship Think of the wonderful things you
to the Bahamas in have done”.
October 2009. All of ~ HARVEY KARON
the residents have
grown very close
and have made
East Hills their home.
ACLD Blood Drive
T hank you to all who came out to ACLD’s
Blood Drive in October 2009 and February
2010. Thanks to people like you the Long
Island Blood Center is able to meet their vital,
life-saving community mission. With your help,
Residents and staff from the Autumn Drive house this organization can save the lives of potentially
enjoy some down time. (From Left to Right) 20 million people by providing high-quality
Anne Marie Crozier, Susan Cohen-Rohl, Debi transfusion services in the
Galatioto, David McKee, Shaqwena Voner-Dean, tri-state area.
ACLD’s Autumn Drive residence.
Sharon Oumano, Thomas Herpich, Nicholas
Novotny, Sarina Derry. Your generosity
is truly appreciated!
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Commemorative gifts assist ACLD in its provision of services to people in need and are a very special way
to acknowledge someone significant to you. There are two types of ACLD commemorative gifts.
An IN MEMORY OF GIFT is a lasting tribute to a loved one who has passed away.
An IN HONOR OF GIFT commemorates a birthday, holiday, anniversary, graduation or other special occasion.
To make a commemorative gift go to www.acld.org or
In Memory Of:
contact ACLD’s Development Office at (516) 822-0028, Ext. 139.
Commemorative gifts are tax deductible. Sheila Hochberg
A beautiful acknowledgement is sent from ACLD on your behalf. Arthur & Rita Engel
Mitchell & Lauren Katz
In Memory Of: In Memory Of: In Memory Of: Alvin & Arlene Katz
Gerald Goodman Marvin Robert Krassner Mary Gai
Doris Shaw Vicki & Jamie Engel
Mark E. Arroll Anne Emmerson and David Katz
In Memory Of: In Memory Of: The Office of Academic Affairs
Mathilda Teppel In Memory Of:
Marsha Levy In Memory Of: George Busk
Art & Rita Engel Laurette Uziel Simona B. Bravo Anne Emmerson and
In Memory Of: In Memory Of: Anne Emmerson and The Office of Academic Affairs
Andrea Grippi Eileen Panos The Office of Academic Affairs
William J. Turley In Memory Of:
Peter Panos In Memory Of: Frederick Sabia
In Memory Of: In Memory Of: Frank Pallas Anne Emmerson and
Ramon Paulino Robert J. Pronk Anne Emmerson and The Office of Academic Affairs
Doris Shaw Patricia Pronk The Office of Academic Affairs
In Memory Of:
In Memory Of: In Memory Of: In Memory Of: Henry Eisen
Milton Greenberg Claire B. Weinstein Frank Simko Harvey & Jean Silverman
Susan Shanzer Irving Weinstein Anne Emmerson and
In Honor Of:
In Memory Of: The Office of Academic Affairs
In Memory Of: Birth of Blake Maya
Teddy Barish Marjorie A. Marquardt In Memory Of: Marlene Engel & Bernie Perry
Al & Arlene Katz Hugh & Ann Show David Schlesinger
Sheila & Irving Hochberg In Honor Of:
Jean & John Agni Debbie & Cliff Schoen
Art & Rita Engel Dorothy Eisenberg’s Birthday
Gregory Chofey In Memory Of: Doris Shaw
In Memory Of: In Memory Of: Ellen Schlesinger
Anthony Zucco In Honor Of:
Michael J. Saltser Debbie & Cliff Schoen
Angela Critchley Marissa Sunshine’s Bat Mitzvah
Anita & Richard Adelman In Memory Of: Joel & Hazel Karp
In Memory Of: In Memory Of: Joseph Tartikoff Beth & Howard Kaplan
Joan Epstein Mario Tucci Barbara & Mike Schneider
Sheila & Irving Hochberg In Honor Of:
Pat & Ernie Gonzalez The Plainview House Parents Association
Art & Rita Engel Irving Wolbrom’s 75th Birthday
Martin & Sharon Kozak
In Memory Of: Liza Schepanski
In Memory Of: Jane Plowman Levy In Memory Of: Sonia Weinstein
Phillip Allan Siegel Gerald & Shirley Levy Bernard Belkin Gil Schwartzberg
Jay & Luetta Gould Doris Shaw
In Memory Of: In Honor Of:
In Memory Of: Frederick Harris In Memory Of: Joseph & Josephine Montana
Louis Salvo John & Hella Reilly Phillip Starr for a Merry Christmas
Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP Adrienne & Mort Green
In Memory Of: Charles & Joanne Kerr
In Memory Of: Patricia & George Hamlin
Murray Poster In Honor Of:
Dorothy Vichot Sandra, Richard & Keith Breuninger
Gail & Don Mitzner Philip Young celebrating his success
James Vichot The Chichester Residents
In Memory Of: Eugenia AuKim
In Memory Of: In Memory Of:
Vicki Werner Homkow In Honor Of:
Theodore Ain J. Stanley Shaw
Anne Emmerson and Beth Halpern
Doris Shaw Richard & Nathlie Paladino
The Office of Academic Affairs Mr.and Mrs. Halpern
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In Honor Of: The Resnick Family In Honor Of:
Emma Rose Borzekowski’s The Rubin Family Rita & Arthur Engel
Bat Mitzvah Mrs. Barbara Ryan Carol Hoexter
Marlene Engel & Bernie Perry The O’Sullivan Family In Honor Of:
In Honor Of: Mr. & Mrs. Sean O’Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Alan Spiegel’s
Francine Vichot Mr. & Mrs. Laurie Keller Granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah
James Vichot Mr. & Mrs. Scott Rubin Wendy & Phil Forgash
Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Pudell
In Honor Of: In Honor Of:
Mr. & Mrs. James Martin
A Happy and a Healthy New Year to: My son Wally Coleman and all the
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Kabak
The Trastelis Family
The Ramos Family
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory LiCalzi wonderful children! ACLD has and
still continues to play a tremendous
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Linder
The Breuninger Family
Alan & Ellen Spiegel role in Wally’s everyday life. Thank of a
Dr. & Mrs. R. Dibble
The Sherman Family In Honor Of:
you all and Happy New Year. Commemorative
Mr. & Mrs. J. Wolff Rose Levy Marano
In Honor Of:
Mr. & Mrs. J. Rosen Gerald & Shirley Levy
Rose Rosenbluth’s 100th Birthday
The Liss Family In Honor Of:
Bernie Perry & Marlene Engel
The Ortego Family Steven Topper
Mrs. Patricia Hamlin Ina Koplan a Leaf in memory of
The Musorofiti Family In Honor Of: Kate McQuade
The Winkler Family Keith Siegel
The Millon Family Mark Siegel
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
• Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to ACLD’s Year End Appeal. This appeal has raised more than $60,000! During tough economic
times, it’s nice to know that we can count on the ACLD family to ban together, so generously giving at a time when everyone is struggling.
• Thank you to Pat Pispisa and Eastern Long Island Hospital Nursing Administration Staff for “adopting a family” and donating numerous toys and
gifts for the Kramer Learning Center’s Holiday Assistance Project. Special Thanks to Barbara Fracapane for making all of the purchases.
• Special Thanks to Shannon McLaughlin, Pat Petrovaec, Elisa Vallone, Diane Cummings, Barbara Gorleski, Dr. Meredith Long, Sue Padavano and
Service Coordination in Melville for their kind doantions to Kramer Learning Center’s Holiday Assistance Project
• Thank you to the Italian Welfare League for generously donating $8,000 to ACLD’s Children’s Services Program.
• Special thanks to the Charles Evans Foundation for donating $15,000 and the Arthur Pashcow Memorial Foundation for donating $7,500
to benefit ACLD’s Plainview residence. Special thanks to Joel Pashcow for securing the generous gifts.
• Thank you to Macy’s Foundation for donating $5,000 for ACLD’s Women’s Health Initiative.
Special thanks to Mrs. Shirley Maas for soliciting this grant.
• Thank you to the Achelis/Bodman Foundation for generously donating $1,000 to
benefit ACLD’s Chichester residence. Special thanks to Ellen & Paul Alexander and
Walter J. Curley for soliciting the generous donation.
• Thank you to the Langeloth Foundation for generously donating $5,000 and
the Cedar Fund for donating $10,000 to benefit ACLD’s Chichester residence.
Special thanks to Alan Spiegel for soliciting the generous donations.
• Thanks to the Woman’s Group of the Greens for their generous gift of $1,000
for ACLD’s After School Therapeutic Program. Thanks to Ellen Alexander for
securing this donation.
• Special thanks to Ellen and Paul Alexander for their generous donation of $5,000 to
support ACLD’s Chichester residence, Heath Services Center and Recreation Program.
• Thank you to an anonymous donor for donating $10,000 to benefit ACLD’s Chichester
residence. Special thanks to Alan Spiegel for soliciting this generous gift.
• A very special thank you to the North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System
(NS-LIJ) for including ACLD’s Furnari family (pictured here) in their annual
Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program. A tremendous outpouring of presents and
gift certificates were collected by NS-LIJ’s employees and delivered to the
family just before the holidays.
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ADULTS and CHILDREN with LEARNING and
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, INC.
The Lindner Campus
807 South Oyster Bay Road
Bethpage, New York 11714
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Contract Agency of Suffolk County — Department of Health Services
An affiliate of
Contract Agency of Nassau County — Department of Mental Health,
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Monday, September 13, 2010
Shop Smart, Do Good. Annual Golf Outing
Calendar Shopping Event
Lord and Taylor
Glen Head Country Club
EventsOF Garden City
Thursday, June 3, 2010 Wednesday, October 6, 2010
For more information Annual Dinner Dance 25th Annual Employment
about ACLD events, Crest Hollow Country Club Recognition Breakfast
please visit our website at Woodbury The Long Island Hilton
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Aboard the Lauren Kristy
Bay Shore Marina