2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 1 Offering a wide range of AHRC Suffolk is a chapter of NYSARC, Inc., a family programs and services for based organization working with and for people with adults and chidren with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. 2010 ANNUAL REPORT intellectual and other developmental disabilities, and their families. Home Based Early Intervention Center Based Early Intervention Preschool Program AHRC Suffolk Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage 2900 Veterans Memorial Highway PAID School Program Bohemia, NY 11716-1193 Bohemia, NY (631) 585-0100 Permit No. 54 Day Habilitation Senior Day Habilitation Vocational Work Centers Supported Employment Transitional Employment Off-Site Employment Community Residences Intermediate Care Facilities Medicaid Service Coordination Respite Programs Family Support Guardianship Program and Services Leisure Activities Prevocational Services 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 2 Officers and Board of Directors 2 0 1 0 Co n t r i b u t o r s Sun Tech Medical, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Vandenberg Mr. & Mrs. Dwayne Williams Sunrise Transmissions Corp. Mr. Patrick Vecchio Mr. & Mrs. Scott Williams Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Suskind Mr. & Mrs. Marc Ventresca Windmiller Properties LLC WILLIAM J. LEONARDI OFFICERS DIRECTORS HONORARY MEMBERS Ms. Ruth Sweeney Verizon Foundation Winston American Transporation Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Lynn Synek Veterinary Medical Group FRED K. SALZBERG Marilyn Barcon Frances Dempsey Amy Wishner Steinberg, M.D. President Mr. Robert Tabosky of West Islip Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Wood LISA BOCHNER Deborah Carilli Mary Jo Iovino Tack Development Corp. Ms. Ruth Viana Mrs. Marie Woods Chief Operating Officer Mr. Douglas Taddeo Ms. Jeannett Vickers Mrs. Ruth Woodward MARC BLITSTEIN Joseph Del Broccolo Margaret Lachmann Mrs. Marie Tanchuck Videography by Corey Inc. Mr. & Mrs. James Wright Senior Vice President Mr. & Mrs. John Tavitian Mr. Barry Vigotty Mr. & Mrs. Costa Xystris Patricia Farina James D. Lehane Taylor Fuel Inc. Mrs. Lillian Villa Mr. & Mrs. Francis Yakaboski JAMES McENEANEY Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Theiss Ms. Margaret Vitale Mrs. Rose Yandoli First Vice President Anthony Forgione Claudia Namias Therapeutic & Microscopic Ms. Janice Vitucci Mr. & Mrs. Martin D. Yaro Jeffrey Haber Endodontology Mr. & Mrs. Carl Vitullo Ms. Marilyn Yearty WILLIAM MICH Mr. & Mrs. Edward Thomas Volkan Petroleum, Inc. Mr. William Young Second Vice President Elizabeth Hennessy Ms. Wanda Thompson Mrs. Martha Von Schischkoff Ms. A. Gail Younker Mr. & Mrs. Stanley A. Thuma Mrs. Ilene Vynerib Mr. & Mrs. David Yustein JOHN C. MACH Patricia Jackson Mrs. Frances E. Tiernan W.T. Hickey Corp. Mrs. Rose Zalak Third Vice President Ms. Heather Tokarz Mr. Ronnie Wackstein Mr. & Mrs. Salverio Zanchelli Katherine Loukides Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Tomaszewski Ms. Edith Wainwright Mr. & Mrs. Michael Zane Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Torre Mr. Robert Walderman Ms. Jennifer Zayas CAROL O’NEILL Joseph G. Mayo Total Restoration, Inc. Ms. Twedis Walker-Merrell Dr. Robert J. Zeman Treasurer Mrs. Betty Townsend Ms. Jamie Wallace Mr. Alex Zeruto Linda McCready Mr. Peter Townsend Mr. & Mrs. John J. Walsh Mrs. Marina Zeruto PATRICIA LINDSAY Walter Steck Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Trainor Ms. Kathleen Walsh Ms. Gloria Zeruto-Michaelson Secretary Mr. Ron Traub Mr. & Mrs. James Walters Ms. Linda Zisa Kevin Tom Mr. & Mrs. Jack Triolo Mr. Richard Walton Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Triolo Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Wanser Kenneth Walker Triple Crown Maffucci Storage Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Watson The AHRC Suffolk Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Nino Tristani WBK Associates thanks all 2010 Contributors. Susan Waters Mr. & Mrs. James Trivelli Mr. & Mrs. Reuben Wecker Through your generosity you Ms. Estelle Troglio Mr. & Mrs. Fred Weeks have helped us protect what we Mrs. Martha Trombley Weinberg, Gross & Pergament LLP have achieved and further our Truist Mr. Irving Weinstein reach on behalf of all of our Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore Tumminia Ms. Joan Weinstein Participants. Mr. Frank Tuthill, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Weippert Twin County Sheet Metal Ms. Lorraine Welsch For additional information Mr. & Mrs. John Tynan Mr. Paul Wernersbach regarding gifts of cash or U.S.I. Electric Mr. & Mrs. Renaldo West securities, charitable bequests, Ultimate Power, Inc. Mrs. Carole White memorial gifts, in-kind Ms. Melody Umina Mr. & Mrs. John White services or volunteering for a Mr. & Mrs. Francis Ursitti Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wickline special event, kindly contact Mr. & Mrs. Don Uyeno Mr. & Mrs. Robert Widmann J. Andreassi at the Mr. & Mrs. Chris Vaianella Mr. & Mrs. Chris Wiedenmayer Foundation Office at Mr. Joseph Van Audekerk Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wilford 631-585-0100 x 597 or email Mr. & Mrs. James Van de Wetering Ms. Eileen Will email@example.com. Ms. Jennifer van Gelder Dr. Michael V. Will 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 3 2 0 1 0 Co n t r i b u t o r s A Message from the President of the Board Mr. Milton Rico Mr. & Mrs. David Schecher Mr. & Mrs. Roger Skillman Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Riedlinger Dr. Sheldon Scher Ms. Mary Slattery Mrs. Catherine Rinaudo Mr. & Mrs. Edward Schiavone Mrs. Sarah Slattery Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ripp Mr. Dan Schiffmacher Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Smith Mrs. Frances Risley Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Schlender Ms. Gregoria Smith As I come to the end of my term as President of homes are designed. During my first year as Mrs. Barbara Ritter Mr. & Mrs. John Schmidt Ms. Sharon L. Smith the Board of Directors for AHRC Suffolk, I would President, the concept of an Individual Residential Riva Photo Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Schmitt Mr. & Mrs. William Smith like to take the time to reflect on our past, and Alternative for adults with both developmental Mrs. Lorraine Rizzo Mr. Richard Schmitz SMS General Construction Mr. & Mrs. Michael Roddy Mr. & Mrs. Scott R. Schnell Mr. Fred T. Snell, Sr. more importantly, look ahead to the future of our disabilities and Alzheimer’s was born. Nearly three Mr. & Mrs. William Roddy Mr. & Mrs. John Schneyer Mr. & Mrs. David C. Soehl organization. From the words of Winston Churchill, years later, I am proud to announce that this new Mr. & Mrs. Alan Rodriguez Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Schranz Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Solicito “The farther backward you can look, the farther residence in Mount Sinai has opened. A prime Ms. Stephanie Rodriguez Mrs. Hildegard Schroter Ms. Jacqueline Somers forward you can see.” Our history began more than example of our continuous growth and improvement, Mr. & Mrs. William Rodwancy Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schroter Ms. Linda A. Sommer Mr. & Mrs. Nick Romano Ms. Esther Schryver Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Sonesen 60 years ago, when there were no formal programs or this home is specifically designed to serve our aging Ronkonkoma Fire Department Mrs. Constance Schwab Mr. Matthew A. Sosnik services, just parents who wanted to make better lives population. With a wandering garden and a barrier Mr. Myron Root Mr. Harold Schwab Mr. & Mrs. Steven Sotello for their children. From meetings in the basements of free floor plan, our residents can age gracefully in a Mrs. Socorro Rosado Hernandez Mr. & Mrs. Paul Schwarz Southampton Christmas Lights, Inc. churches, to state-of-the-art educational facilities, we safe and comforting environment. Dr. Nicholas Rose Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schwarz Southampton Immediate Medical Care Mrs. Marilyn Rosen Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Scolnick Southampton Village Motel have come a long way since our founding. Mr. & Mrs. Eric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Scopa Southold Town Police Throughout this country’s economic crisis and change Mr. & Mrs. Eric Rosenberg Ms. Eleanor G. Scott Benevolent Association As we continue to move forward and fulfill our in political landscape, AHRC Suffolk still perseveres Mr. & Mrs. Paul Rosenvold Ms. Christina Seaman Mr. Seymour Spector mission, we have expanded the population we serve. and forges ahead. Looking forward, we will continue Mr. & Mrs. Victor Rossi Mr. & Mrs. Konrad M. Seegers Mr. & Mrs. Howard Speedling In 2008, we broadened our mission statement from to upgrade and improve our residences and facilities Ms. Gloria Rothstein Mrs. Veronica Seeley Mr. Michael Spicer Mr. & Mrs. Saul Rothzeid Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Seidenberg Mr. John Spina serving individuals with the developmental disability and create and expand our programs and services. Mr. & Mrs. Allen Rubin Mr. & Mrs. Harold Seldin Mr. Ray Spina of mental retardation to include serving all persons Most of all, when I think about the future of AHRC Ms. Jill Rubin Ms. Nancy Seliger Mr. & Mrs. Harley J. Spinks with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Suffolk, I think about the support from the families, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Rudnet Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Semon Mrs. Edith Stehlin I am pleased to say that we are currently developing a friends, corporations and staff that have made the last Mr. John Ruffini Servpro of Patchogue Mr. Mark Steinberg Mr. & Mrs. Domenick Ruggerio Mr. James Shannon Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Steinmann program to train our staff to care for individuals who six decades a reality. You are both the foundation and Mrs. Ann Marie Runge Mr. Richard Shea Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Steinmann fall on the Autism spectrum. We have also begun to future of this agency and I thank you for your Ms. Jodie Ruszkowski Ms. Kristin Sheffield Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Stephens develop programs specifically designed to further unwavering commitment over the years. As my Mr. & Mrs. William V. Ruth Ms. Geraldine Sheridan Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Stevens increase educational and vocational opportunities for Presidency comes to a close, I look ahead with Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rutkowski Ms. Elizabeth Sherlock Ms. Charlotte Stogdale Mr. & Mrs. Francis Ryan Mr. & Mrs. John T. Shields Ms. Lisa Strahs-Lorenc these individuals. With our extensive background in confidence to the future of AHRC Suffolk and its Ms. Eileen Ryan Mr. & Mrs. John Shillingsford Ms. Irene Strangio vocational training and education, AHRC Suffolk is ability to grow and evolve to meet the needs of the Mr. & Mrs. Frank Ryan Shoreham Graphics Ms. Nancy Strano well suited to increase our services in this area. individuals and families we serve. Mrs. Dora Saenz Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Sierra Mrs. Patricia Stransky Safeguards International Inc. Significomp, Inc. Mrs. Diane Stuart Mr. & Mrs. Fred K. Salzberg Ms. Jody Silva Student Acitivty Account Fund- From our first Individual Residential Alternative Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Santino Mr. Steven Silva Connetquot Central School Dist (formerly known as Community Residences), opened Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sasto Mr. August Simonson Ms. Ida Suarez in 1975 to the current twenty-seven homes and three Mr. Herbert Satterlee Ms. Heather Simonson Mr. & Mrs. Allan N. Suchman Intermediate Care Facilities operated by AHRC Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Saunders Mrs. Vivian Simpson Suffolk County National Bank Suffolk, we have not only made advancements in the Mr. & Mrs. Frank Scandariato Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Singer Mrs. Dorothy Sullivan Mr. Richard Schack Sitework Management, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Warren Sullivan number of individuals we serve but also on how these Mr. Walter Schartner Mrs. Eileen Skelton Mrs. Alice Summerville 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 4 A Message from the Chief Executive Officer 2 0 1 0 Co n t r i b u t o r s Mydent International Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Orsino Mr. & Mrs. Vito Buccellato Mr. Daniel Myers & Mr. James Ortega Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Popp Ms. Ruchel Ramos Mrs. Ursula Osburne Ms. Luanne Posillico I am privileged to assume the role as AHRC Suffolk’s Bright Beginnings Autism Program, which will be dedicated Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Namias Ms. Carol Oschman Mr. Robert Posner Chief Executive Officer after Joseph Mammolito retired at to providing a full range of services for three to five Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Napolitano Mr. & Mrs. James Ostrom Ms. Pamela Holmes Pospisil the end of 2010. I will work hard to maintain and grow our year-old preschoolers with Autism spectrum disorders. Our Ms. Debra Narvaez Ms. Jeanette Oteri Mrs. Nancy Pough reputation for excellence and continue to advance the program will focus on the development of functional Nassau Suffolk Electrical Inspection Otis Ford, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. John L. Poulson mission of our agency and broaden our scope of programs communication, social interaction, cognition, and Ms. Laura Natoli Over South CJJS Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Power and services. While the years ahead will be challenging as independence in daily living by providing a combination of Mr. Tim Navarro P2A Holding Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Price we see our way through the current difficult economic both individualized and small group instruction. Ms. Karen Neese Mr. & Mrs. Charles Pagano Mr. & Mrs. David Proctor climate and state-imposed revenue reductions, I know we Neil’s House of Flowers Mr. Robert Pagillo Mr. & Mrs. Richard Psillos will continue to prosper and offer the individuals we serve AHRC Suffolk is also developing a training program to Mr. & Mrs. Harold Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Walter Pakosz Mr. & Mrs. Scott Pullman every opportunity to reach their full potential. educate staff members within the area of Autism. Mrs. Lillian Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Palemire Pump It, Inc. Expanding our services and programs to serve individuals Mrs. Linda Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Palermo Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Purcell Throughout my nearly twenty-eight years of service with Autism will help fill a great need in our community. Ms. Ruth Nelson Mr. Michael Paolano Mrs. Cynthia Purdy with AHRC we have seen tremendous growth and Mr. Glenn Neuschwender Pape Construction Company Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Puzzo accomplishments, and 2010 was no different. It is with The AHRC Suffolk Foundation increased events and Mrs. Dorothy Neve Mr. Robert Pape Quality Chemical Products, Inc. great pride that I share some of these highlights and public outreach during its second year in 2010. Four new Mr. & Mrs. Larry Nevis Park Place Realty Group, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Robert Quarte achievements with you. fundraisers were added last year including a 5K Run, Mr. & Mrs. James Nickdow Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Parker Ms. Anita J. Quiett IronMan/Woman Golf Event, IronStudent Golf Event and In the Spring we kicked off our Knickerbocker Saturday an Invitational Golf Outing. As always, our Candlelight Mr. & Mrs. John Nicolazzi Mrs. Patricia Parker Ms. Ellen Quinn Recreation Respite Program, which provides recreational Ball and Golf Tournament were great successes even Nixon Peabody LLP Patchogue Lioness Club Mrs. Margaret Quinn activities every weekend. This new development gives during these difficult economic times. New this year was Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Nobile Mr. & Mrs. Russell Patterson Ms. Mary Quist-Newins flexibility to the nearly thirty families who have loved ones the addition of In-Kind Services, raising an additional Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Mr. Terrence Pearsall R.C. Henderson Stair Builder Inc. involved in the program. $200,000 in donations. AHRC Suffolk improved its Mr. & Mrs. Robert Norelius Peconic Propane Inc. Martin L. Racanelli, M.D. website with a new user-friendly format and additional Mr. & Mrs. Peter K. Norman Pegbuilt Corporation Ms. Nancy Radosta In June we opened our 26th Individual Residential information which also connects to our new page on the Northgate Electric Corporation Mr. William Pelinsky Ms. Florence Raftery Alternative (IRA) in Coram. This new residence is home social networking site Facebook. Nugent & Potter Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pender Mr. & Mrs. Arsenio Ramos to six individuals who were already involved with AHRC Ms. Mary O’Brien Penske Truck Leasing Co. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Ranaudo Day Programs, but had previously resided with family Baskets for all Occasions has forged ahead, adding new Ms. Margaret O’Callaghan & Ms. Maria Perciavalle Mr. & Mrs. Edward Randazzo members. technology and different media to broaden our client base. Mr. Arthur Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Perea Mr. Herbert J. Rash Last year we implemented Constant Contact, an email Ocean Janitorial Supply, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pernice Mrs. Sandra Ray Fall brought the groundbreaking of a new home located in marketing service. Our basket program also introduced Mrs. Ann O’Connell Mr. & Mrs. Charles Peters Ms. Pamela Raymond Mount Sinai for people with developmental disabilities that postcard mailings for seasonal gift advertising, and Mr. & Mrs. John O’Donnell Mr. & Mrs. Winslow Peters RB 173 Consultants, Inc. also have the early stages of Alzheimer’s. This residence is expanded our wedding and party favor line. Ms. Sally O’Donnell Mr. & Mrs. Ralf Petersen Mr. & Mrs. Monte N. Redman the first of its kind for AHRC and we are proud to be able Official Offset Corp. Pete’s Garage Mrs. Barbara Reed to care for and provide a safe environment for our aging Each one of our participants has a unique story to share. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph O’Hara Ms. Linda Petit Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Reekie population. Throughout the following pages, you will read about their individual progress and growth. Their success is an Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Olasin Ms. Nora Petrone Mr. & Mrs. Carl Reinecke As the end of the year approached, designs for a new steel inspiration for all of us and a result of the support from the Mr. & Mrs. Kevin O’Leary Mr. & Mrs. Robert Petrone Mr. Marion Reinhardt structure canopy were put in place for the Saul & Elaine many members of the AHRC Suffolk Family. Mr. & Mrs. Michael O’Leary Ms. Deborah Pflieger Mr. & Mrs. Richard Retblatt Seiff Educare Center. This new addition, completed in the Olivers Haircutters Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pierro Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Reuter Spring of 2011, provides shelter for both students and staff Thank you for your support and commitment to continuing One Meaning Couture Mr. & Mrs. Francis Pierzchanowski Mrs. Patricia Rewinski from inclement weather during pick-up and drop-off. the mission of AHRC Suffolk. One Source Tool Supply, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pilny Mr. David Rey Ms. Linda O’Neill Pilot Club of Patchogue Ms. Nancy Rhodes With the population of individuals with Autism on the rise Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur O’Neill Bruce Platnik, M.D. Mr. James Ricca on Long Island, AHRC Suffolk has been developing new Mr. & Mrs. Michael O’Neill Mr. Allan Plitt Mr. James Ricca plans to incorporate services to accommodate their needs. Orbit Innovative Products LLC Mr. & Mrs. James Poldino Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ricca The Educare Center is in the process of developing the Mr. & Mrs. Michael O’Reilly Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Pollina Michael Rice, Esq. 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 5 Summary of 2010 2 0 1 0 Co n t r i b u t o r s Accomplishments 2011 CALENDAR OF EVENTS January 19 - Volunteer Recognition Kick Off 2011 Ms. Kathleen Lofgren Mr. & Mrs. James Marzuillo Ms. Ann Messina Lombardi’s on the Bay Mr. & Mrs. John Lombardi Ms. Colleen Masillo Metro Interior Distributors Corp. In the Spring we kicked off our Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore Lombardo Mr. & Mrs. Suresh Massand Mr. & Mrs. Henry Meyer April 7 - Chinese Auction Knickerbocker Saturday Recreation Bohemia Multi-Purpose Room Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Lomonico Masters Auto Collision, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Jacob P. Meyer Respite Program. Mr. John Lonergan Mr. Benedict Matheis Mr. & Mrs. Robert Meyer Long Island Freightliner Mrs. Catherine Matthews Mr. & Mrs. Frank Meyers April 17 - First Annual Car Show Mr. & Mrs. Victor Lopez Mattituck Community Fund, Inc. Mica World AHRC Suffolk, Bohemia Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Lorenz Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Matusewicz Michael Bialer R.E. Appraisals Inc. We opened our 26th Individual Residential Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Loukides Mr. & Mrs. Fred Mazzella Michael J. Levine, CPA April 27 - Staff Appreciation Day Alternative (IRA), which is a six bed ranch Mr. Charles Lourine Mr. & Mrs. George Mazzella Michael M. Repice, MD Villa Lombardi’s, Holbrook located in Coram. Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Luciano Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McAsey Mrs. Yvonne Michalowski Mrs. Maureen Lukas Mr. & Mrs. Anthony McCadden Mr. & Mrs. George Michels April 29 - Arbor Day Ceremony Mr. & Mrs. David Luther Mr. & Mrs. Richard McCaffrey Ms. Cynthia Mihaley Residential & Facility Ms. Veronica Luz McCall Medical, Inc. Ms. Maryanne Milbauer Fall brought the groundbreaking of a new Ms. Kathleen Macana Mr. & Mrs. Michael McCall Miles Ahead Network, Inc. home located in Mount Sinai for people with May 4 - Seiff Sports Day Mr. David MacDonell McCarrick’s Dairy, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Albert Miller developmental disabilities that also have the SYS Southampton Mr. Tom MacGilvray Mr. Kevin McCauley Ms. Carol Miller early stages of Alzheimer’s. Mr. & Mrs. Samuel T. Mackey McClave Engineering, P.C. Miller Place Fire Department June 2 - Golf Tournament Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Mackey Ms. Lillian McConeghy Ms. Sondra Miller Port Jefferson Country Club Mr. & Mrs. Henry MacLellan Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McCready Minuteman Press Ms. Robin Maddalena Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McCulloch Ms. Stephanie Mishler Construction began on a new canopy for the June 21 - Annual Membership Meeting Maggio Sanitation Services, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Brian McDonald Ms. Dorothy Mitchell Saul & Elaine Seiff Educare Center providing Bohemia Multi-Purpose Room Mr. & Mrs. William Mahady Ms. Lucille McDonald Mr. & Mrs. William Mitchell shelter during inclement weather. Mrs. Mary Maklary Mr. & Mrs. Francis McEvoy Stephen L. Mitzner, D.D.S. July 15 - Suffolk Auxiliary Cake Sale Ms. Josephine Mammolito Mr. & Mrs. James McGarry Mivila Corp. Bohemia Facility Mr. & Mrs. Rocco Mammolitti Mr. & Mrs. Neil T. McGoldrick Mr. & Mrs. Louis Mlodzinski Mrs. Elaine Mancuso Ms. Jessica McGorty Mr. & Mrs. Henry Moisa Planning began to incorporate services for July 16 - AHRC Suffolk Family BBQ Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Mancuso Mr. & Mrs. Michael McGreevy Mr. & Mrs. Victor Montemurro both adults and children with Autism. A Holtsville P.A.L. Mr. Doug Manditch Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McGrorty Mr. & Mrs. Richard Montpetit training program is also in development to Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Mandracchia Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth McHugh Mr. & Mrs. Raymond V. Moore educate staff members in the area of Autism. July 30 - AHRC 5K Run Mr. & Mrs. James Mangan Ms. Kelly McLaren Mr. Thomas Moore Southampton Village Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Manganaro Ms. Theresa McLaughlin Mr. Richard P. Morales & Mr. & Mrs. Frank Maniscalco Mr. & Mrs. Tim M. McLaughlin Ms. Marietta Baldwin October - Invitational Golf Event Mr. Mark Maniscalco Mr. & Mrs. Hugh McTeague Mrs. Susanne Moran The AHRC Foundation increased events and Course T.B.A. Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Manning Med-Care Associates Mr. Michael Morrison public outreach during its second year of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Manos Medford Chemists Marcy Mostel, M.D. operation. Four new events were added October 4 - Ironman/Woman Golf Event Mr. & Mrs. Michael Marconi Mr. Kenneth Meehan MPP Associates, Inc. including a 5K Run, IronMan/Woman Golf Great Rock Country Club, Wading River Mr. Craig Marcott Ms. Stephanie Meer Ms. Grace Mueller Event, IronStudent Event and Invitational Mr. Albert Marohn Ms. Grace Mehl Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Mullen October 5 - IronStudent Golf Event Golf Outing. Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Marrone Mr. & Mrs. Michael Meisel Mrs. Kathleen Munisteri Great Rock Country Club, Wading River Mr. & Mrs. Edward Marrs Mrs. Annette Melchers Mr. & Mrs. Raul Munoz Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Marshall Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Mellino Ms. Lillian Munro November 4 - Candlelight Ball Ms. Linda F. Martin Melville Florist, Inc. Ms. Patricia Murphy Baskets For All Occasions added new Villa Lombardi’s, Holbrook Mr. Joe L. Martinez & Ms. Barbara Menk Mr. & Mrs. Roy Murphy technology and media to broaden our client Ms. Gissette Espino Ms. Linda Merkel Mr. & Mrs. William B. Murray base and increase awareness of the program. December - Holiday Craft Fair Ms. Lovail Marvin Mr. & Mrs. Keith Merkler Dr. Seymour Musiker Bohemia & Westhampton Beach Mr. Robert Marx Merrill Lynch & Co. Mutual of America, Inc. 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 6 2010 Financial Activities 2 0 1 0 Co n t r i b u t o r s Ms. Gertrude Jachowdik Ms. Jean-Marie Kelly LAM Bagels Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Mark Jago Kelly Window Systems, Inc. Mr. Norbert Lam Mr. & Mrs. Frank Jaronczyk Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Kempner Mr. Albert Lang Revenues Jay M. Menachem, CPA Jenco Associates, Inc. Ms. Ann Marie Jenkins Mr. Francis X. Kennedy Mr. Kevin Kenney Mr. William Kenney Ms. Linda Lang Ms. Carol M. Lanzano Mr. & Mrs. Anthony LaRosa Statement of Profit and Loss Ms. Sharon Jensen Kent Medical Inc. Larry Conley & Associates Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Jewett Mr. & Mrs. George Kessler Mrs. Carol Lasher for the Year Ending December 31, 2010 Mrs. Crystal Johansen Kevin L. Beale & Associates Inc. Mr. Robert Lasher John Winkeler Associates, Inc. Mr. Robert Khavkin Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Latona 2010 2009 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Johnson Kiddie Kampus West, Inc. Ms. Toni Lattanzio Mrs. Dannella Johnson Mr. Jonathan Kiehnau Ms. Janet Lavinio ICF’s $18,484,125 $16,140,152 Mr. Scott Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Julius Kieves Mr. Joseph Lavinio, Jr. Mr. John Johnston Ms. Joanne Killeen Mr. Stephen Lavinio Service Coordination 2,088,069 1,898,419 Mr. John Johnston Ms. Lise King Mr. & Mrs. Edwin A. Lawlor IRA’s 12,611,009 12,387,876 Mr. Richard Johnston Mr. & Mrs. William Kirchberger Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Lazarus Ms. Audrey Jones Mr. & Mrs. Barry Kirsch Mrs. Mary Leavy Blended OPTS 3,337,949 2,872,967 Ms. Carol Jones Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kister Mrs. Anna Lee Day Hab 17,571,954 16,473,126 Ms. Lucinda Jones Kiwanis Club of Amityville Ms. Geraldine Lee Mrs. Mildred Jones Mrs. Katherine L. Klaum Legacy Business Consulting Work Activities 7,213,962 5,719,204 Mr. Paul Jones & Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Klepper Mr. & Mrs. Richard Lehuta Children’s Services 5,303,195 5,254,697 Ms. Susan A. Keirstead Mr. & Mrs. William Kletecka Mr. Walter Lemp Joseph T. Matthews & Associates Mrs. Charlotte Klodaski Ms. Diane Leonard Grants 1,676,174 1,314,306 Ms. Jean Joule Mr. William Knaub Mr. & Mrs. Robert Leonardi Other 482,627 185,791 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Jozwicki Mr. & Mrs. Russell Knoth Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Lerner Mr. Louis Juliano Mrs. Elizabeth Kogel Mr. & Mrs. Alan Lesser Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Kahane Mr. & Mrs. Frank Kominsky Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Levenbaum Total $68,769,064 $62,246,538 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kalogridis Ms. Marion Kopf Mr. & Mrs. James Lever Mr. Kevin Kamm Ms. Audrey C. Koppos Mr. & Mrs. Elliot Levine Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kane Mrs. Josephine Kosiczky Ira Levine, Esq. Grants 2% Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Kapalko Mr. William Kotzin Ms. Leonore LeVine Children’s Services Other 1% 8% Mr. Alvin Kaplan Mr. Harrison Kraft Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Levine Ms. Tracy Karanik Ms. Margaret Kramer Ms. Stacy Levine Work Activities Mrs. Diane Karoutsos Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kramps Mr. & Mrs. Franklin P. Levy 10% ICFs 27% Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Karpf Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Krasnoff Ms. Laura Lewin Mr. Donald Katz Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Kravchenko Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Li Ms. Marilyn Katz Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kreindler Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Liberty Mr. & Mrs. Yoshisuke Kedoin Kron Associates, Inc. Libutti Jewelers Inc. Ms. Anne Keenan Mr. & Mrs. Paul Krusell Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Lichtenberger Mr. Robert M. Keenan & Mr. & Mrs. Donald Kubicsko Ms. Marion Liebowitz Ms. Barbara Beghin Ms. Lois Kudo Ms. Lisa Liga Day Hab Service Coordination 26% 3% Mr. Roger Keizerstein & Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Kuntz The Honorable William Lindsay & Ms. Rosalind Swezey L.I. Hardware Mrs. Patricia Lindsay Mr. & Mrs. William Keller Mr. John La Bare Mr. William J. Lindsay IRAs 18% Mrs. Susan Kellner Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lachmann Mr. John Lineweaver Mrs. Irene Kelly Ms. Eileen Laferriere Ms. Hortense B. Lippman Blended OPTS Mr. & Mrs. James Kelly Ms. Carol Laffey Little Black Restaurant, LLC 5% 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 7 2 0 1 0 Co n t r i b u t o r s Mrs. Patricia Gallagher Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Greene Mrs. Margaret Hendricks Mr. & Mrs. Peter Galletto Mrs. Sandra Gregg Mr. & Mrs. William Hennessy Ms. Mary Gallicchio Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gries Mr. & Mrs. David Hensen Garden City Police Ms. Joanna Garfi Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Garone Mrs. Idrise Grill GTS Builders Supply,Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Guadagnoli Ms. Susan Herman Mr. Alan Herrick Mr. Paul Herrick Expenses Mr. Kevin Gates Mr. William Guarno Mrs. Minnie Herrington Statement of Profit and Loss Gathering Strathmore Mrs. Ann Marie Gucciardo Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Herrmann for the Year Ending December 31, 2010 Woodridge Terrace Dr. Mark Gudesblatt & Ms. Anne W. Hess Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gellert Dr. Sharon Inkeles Mr. & Mrs. Blake Hetterich 2010 2009 Mr. Frank Genco Mr. & Mrs. Guy Guido Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hickey Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Gentile Mrs. Albertine Guild Higbie Collision Inc. Mr. & Mrs. David Gervino Mr. Alton Gusha Hildreth’s Glass Inc. ICF’s $15,602,172 $14,371,164 Mr. Drew Gervino Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Gustavson Ms. Patricia Hoffmann Mr. & Mrs. Gabriele Gervino Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Guzy Mr. & Mrs. John Holden Service Coordination 1,808,077 1,703,019 Ms. Catherine Getches Gwynne Five, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Robert Holden IRA’s 12,821,536 11,595,047 Ms. Jerilyn Giaime Ms. Elizabeth Haas Mr. & Mrs. George C. Holmes Blended OPTS 3,401,552 3,153,046 Mr. Benjamin Giambalvo Mr. & Mrs. Gurden Haber Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Honig Mr. & Mrs. Mike Giangrasso Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Hackett Ms. Debbie Hooks Day Hab 16,448,628 15,483,477 Gian-Reid Agency, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. James Haddon Mr. & Mrs. John Hoolahan 7,584,408 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Giardina Mr. & Mrs. William Hafker Mr. & Mrs. Ian Hooper Work Activities 8,186,794 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Giattino Mrs. Lynne Hager Ms. Margaret Hoppe Children’s Services 6,874,675 6,198,807 Mr. & Mrs. George Gillespie Ms. Rose Hager Mr. Larry Horton 1,548,557 Grants 1,656,956 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gilliard Ms. Lisa Hagler House of Carpets Inc. Mrs. Mary Gilmartin Mrs. Michele Hahn Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hudson Other 303,813 331,340 Mrs. Anna Marie Gilmour Mr. & Mrs. R. Alan Haines Ms. Meghan Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Giuffre Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Hampton Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Hunter Ms. B.A. Giuliano Hampton Outdoor Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Huntley Total $67,104,203 $61,968,865 Mr. & Mrs. John Giunta Mr. James Hands HVACR Supplies, Inc. Giuseppe A Nigro Lodge #2234 Ms. Mary Hanley Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Hyde Other Grants 2% Mr. & Mrs. Jerard Glennon Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Silvio Iaboni Children’s Services Less than 1% Mr. Walter Glennon Mr. James J. Harford Mrs. Elizabeth Inganamort 10% Mrs. Violet Godino Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hargreaves Mr. & Mrs. Dominick Ingoglia Ms. Karen Goff Mrs. Marilyn Hart Mr. & Mrs. Michael Iovane Work Activities ICFs 23% Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Going Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Haselton Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Iovino 12% Mr. Michael P. Golden Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Haselton Mr. Thomas Iovino Mr. & Mrs. John Gonser Mr. & Mrs. Bonafacio Hassan Island Building Supply Good Search Mr. Axel Hasse Island Wholesale Florist Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Roy Goodman Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hauk Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Isler Service Coordination Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gordon Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas P. Hayden Islip Smithtown Chapter of 3% Ms. Jean Goulet Mrs. Doris Healy Unico National, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. John Grady Ms. Roberta Hearns J&M Long Island, Inc. Mrs. Gale Graffe Ms. Diana Heidenreich J&M Towing & Recovery, Inc. Day Hab Ms. Rosemarie Gramb Mr. Fred Held J&W Accounting Services 25% IRAs 19% Mrs. Ann Grande Mr. & Mrs. David Heller J. Lee Snead - Attorney at Law Graphic Paper, Inc. Mr. Brad Hemingway J. Tortorella Swimming Pools, Inc. Mrs. Helen Greco Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Henderson J. Zadrozny, Inc. Blended OPTS 5% 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 8 Ricky Graeber moves products in the warehouse during Vocational Training his Vocational Training Program Frederick Graeber, or Ricky as his friends and 2 0 1 0 Co n t r i b u t o r s family call him, arrived at AHRC’s Bohemia Facility in 1976—the same year it opened. Ms. Bertie Mae Cornigans Mr. & Mrs. David Denton Mr. & Mrs. Roy G. Engels Ms. Cecilia Corrigan Ms. Florence Depalo Mrs. Rose Erario Known as a “jack of all trades,” Ricky is truly a Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Corrigan Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Depetris Eric R Jones Agency Vocational Training success story. While excelling Mr. Angelo Corso & Ms. Grace Diaz Mr. & Mrs. John DePompeo Ms. Cheryl Ernst at a variety of work activities including bench Mr. & Mrs. Edward Corvi Mr. & Mrs. James Desimone Mr. & Mrs. Jacinto R. Espino assembly, packing, and floor worker tasks, Ricky Mrs. Margaret Cosentino Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Devaney Mr. & Mrs. Paul Evans eventually took on the responsibilities of a Mr. Joseph Cossetti Mr. & Mrs. James Devine Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Eyring Material Handler. Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Costello Mr. & Mrs. David J. DeVinney Mr. Stephen Ezzo Mr. & Mrs. Jose Covarrubias Mr. & Mrs. Paul C. Dietlin Richard Faber, D.D.S. This position involves the distribution of materials Mrs. Rae Coy DiFazio Electric, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Faherty to each of the workshop sections and the collection Cricket’s Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Vincent DiFilippi Far Away Travel Service of finished products. It requires a high level of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Croce Mr. & Mrs. John DiGangi Mr. & Mrs. Frank Farina responsibility. Ricky must demonstrate the ability Mrs. Patricia Croteau Mr. & Mrs. Matthew DiGianni Ms. Barbara Farrell to follow directions, utilize various pieces of Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Cullen Ms. Jean Dix Mr. Sal Farrugia, Jr. equipment, and work with minimal supervision. Mr. Charles Cummings, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Dofflemeyer Ms. JoAnn Fasanello Mr. & Mrs. John Cunnane Mr. & Mrs. Rocco Domino Ms. Dorothy Faszczewski Staff members took notice of Ricky’s excellent Mr. & Mrs. Edward Curry Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Donaghy Mr. Dean Faulhaber work skills. In 2010, after first declining the Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cusimano Mrs. Donna Donnelly Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Fazzino Mrs. Gloria Cuzzi Mr. & Mrs. Steven J. Donnelly Ms. Frances Feddersen opportunity of Supported Work, Ricky began his Ms. Ronnie Czybora Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dono Ms. Rita Federico position at Marshall’s in Shirley two days a week. D.B. Automotive Care Corp Mr. & Mrs. Edward Donohue Mr. & Mrs. Luis Feglia D.B.L. Center, Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. George Donohue Mr. & Mrs. Louis Fernous, Jr. Though Supported Work brings much happiness D.C.F. Inc. Martin S. Dorfman, Esq. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund and pride to him, Ricky remains a part of AHRC’s Ms. Alyce Daly Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Dorohow Mr. & Mrs. Lucas Fifield Vocational Training, as he likes to learn ways to Mrs. Margaret Daly Mrs. Jean Doski Fine Surgical Instruments Inc. improve and also enjoys time spent with friends Mr. Joseph Damato Ms. Jane Dougherty Mr. & Mrs. Fred Fisch and staff. Ms. Helen S. Behrens Damm Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Douglas Mrs. Gerda Fiscina Mr. Michael Danisi Mrs. Arthelma Drake Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Fitzgerald Cami Barz, Production Supervisor for AHRC Ms. Victoria Danisi Mr. & Mrs. Warren Drezen Mrs. Joan Fitzpatrick Suffolk, said “Ricky has a wonderful work ethic Mrs. Dolores D’Anna Mr. & Mrs. John Driscoll Mr. & Mrs. John Flanagan and takes pride in doing a good job and performing Dr. Michael J. Dannenberg & Mr. & Mrs. Robert Druckenmiller Mrs. Eileen Fleischer to the best of his ability. His understanding of the Dr. Carol C. Dannenberg Mr. & Mrs. George Dunn Mr. Donald Flynn importance of a job well done makes him a very Mrs. Ellen Daub Mr. & Mrs. James Dunn Ms. Maryann Flynn valuable worker.” Ms. Jennifer Daub Ms. Deborah A. Duttge Mr. Alan Fogg Mr. & Mrs. Adam Davi Mr. & Mrs. Paul Duttge Ms. Kathleen Foley Today, thanks to his job and Pre-Vocational Mr. & Mrs. Gennaro Davide Mr. & Mrs. Donald Dwyer Mr. Roger Folz Training Services, Ricky’s confidence continues to Mr. Kenneth Davis E.A. & H. Hildreth, Inc. Ms. Grace Forestieri grow as does his work ethic and ability to integrate Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas De Florio Eastern Sanitation Service Corp. Ms. Else Forster within the community. Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas De Palo Mr. & Mrs. John Ecker Frank J. Fabio, CPA, P.C. Mr. & Mrs. Robert DeDeyn Mr. Alan Edelstein Mr. Neil Frank Our Vocational Training Program offers adults Mr. Brian Deignan Mr. & Mrs. Irwin Eisman Mrs. Gloria Friedland with developmental disabilities real work experience Mrs. Olympia Del Broccolo Dr. & Mrs. Mark Eisner Funding Factory Recycling Program at AHRC on-premise work centers. Corporations, Ms. Isabel DeLeon Mrs. Cynthia Eletto Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Furey large and small, outsource packaging and Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Delia Mr. & Mrs. Robert Elliott Ms. Joyce Gabriele assembling jobs to this program. These contracts Mrs. Gloria Dell’Isola Mrs. Miriam Elliott Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gall provide men and women with opportunities to Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore DeLuca Mr. & Mrs. John Eng Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Gallagher learn a variety of vocational skills that can Mr. & Mrs. Steven Denmark Mrs. Theresa Engelhardt Mr. James Gallagher ultimately lead to competitive employment. 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 9 Supported Employment 2 0 1 0 Co n t r i b u t o r s AHRC Suffolk’s Vocational Training Services offer participants the opportunity to dually enroll in Mr. & Mrs. Richard Behmoiram Ms. Laura Brown Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Casey Pre-Vocational Training and Supported Work. This Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Belliveau Browning Hotel Properties LLC Ms. Jane Cassi type of employment within the community, along with assistive supports from AHRC staff, has proven to be Mr. & Mrs. John Bellontine Mr. Lee Browning Ms. Angela Castagna a perfect fit for many of our participants. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Beltrani Brunswick Appraisal Corp. Catapano Engineering, P.C. Mrs. Marilyn Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Louis Bucaro Ms. Kathryn Cawley In 2008, Jennifer Brodsky began services with AHRC Mr. John Bergamo Mr. George Buckleman CBD Design & Construction Suffolk after receiving her high school diploma. From Mrs. Martha D. Bergen Mr. & Mrs. Roy Buckley Ms. Marie Centanni the beginning, Jennifer knew that she wanted to work in the community, specifically in retail. Although Bergo Janitorial Supply, Inc. Mr. William Buckley Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Jennifer had the skills and abilities for community- Ms. Kathryn Bernstein Ms. Helen Buckridge Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cerami based employment, she was shy and had difficulty Best Brothers Petroleum Inc. Ms. Jean Burke Mr. Gennaro Cestra communicating concerns and seeking assistance. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Biancospino Mr. & Mrs. Russell L. Burton Champion Motor Sports, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Bickelman Mr. & Mrs. August Butler Ms. Carol Chapman With a specific goal in sight, the Vocational Services Big Sun Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Buxton Mrs. Irene Charles team developed a “Habilitation Plan” to help build Jennifer’s confidence and communication skills. Mr. & Mrs. Steven Biglin Mrs. Joan Byrne Ms. Elizabeth Checola Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Biglin Mr. James Byrum Mr. & Mrs. Albert C. Cheng Within six months, Jennifer had progressed greatly Ms. Judith Bilello Mr. & Mrs. Mark Caccavo Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Cherubino and began her search for employment. Mr. & Mrs. Eric A. Billings Ms. Laurie Cahill Mrs. Patricia Cheser Mrs. Priscilla Bilous James P. Calamis, Esq. Ms. Patrina Chiarelli “What stood out most with Jennifer is that she surprised me at how quickly she met her goals. It Binder Pools, Inc. Mrs. Pauline Calcasola Mr. & Mrs. Vito Chiari exemplified her desire to achieve her goals in a short Mrs. Jeanne R. Bivona Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Calderon Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Cianflone period of time,” said Donna Cordovano, Program Mr. Bruce Blaustein Mrs. Phyllis Caldicott Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Cilmi Administrator. Mr. Jay Blaustein Mr. & Mrs. Murray Calichman Mr. Anthony Citro Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Blaustein Ms. Theresa Califano Mr. & Mrs. Chester Clark Jennifer is now working at Marshall’s as a Merchandise Processor three days a week while Mr. Benjamin Bliss Camp Candy Corp. Ms. Audrey Clements continuing her Pre-Vocation services with AHRC. Mr. & Mrs. Morris Blitstein Mr. Don Campofranco Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Clinton Ms. Joan Blog Ms. Wanda Candelaria Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Cody John Schimmel, Marshall’s General Manager for the Mr. & Mrs. John Bogdan Mrs. Josephine Cannata Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Cohen Shirley location, raved about AHRC’s employment Mr. & Mrs. Philip Bonacchi Mrs. Eileen Cantwell Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Colesanti services. “The AHRC Supported Work Program Mr. & Mrs. Leo D. Borak Ms. Sheila Capell Ms. Katherine Coletto trained Jennifer and now her coach helps resolve any issues or concerns that arise. This program has Mr. & Mrs. David Borrill Mr. & Mrs. Sante Capogna Mr. Frank Colli provided us with dependable, skilled workers.” Mrs. Christina Bortscheller Ms. Maureen Caporuscio Mr. Patrick Collins Mr. Michael Botti Ms. Carol Caporusso Mrs. Corinne Collorone With the proper team of AHRC staff surrounding her, Ms. B.J. Boyer Mrs. Norene Capute Ms. Maria Colon Jennifer has truly developed a sense of self-worth. As Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bradbury Mrs. Marilyn Carall Ms. Eileen Comanzo a working member of her community, she feels Mr. Michael Bragina Mr. James Caratini Mr. & Mrs. John M. Composanto productive and now socializes with new friends. Mr. & Mrs. Edward Bragina-Mort Mr. & Mrs. Gustavo Cardenas Ms. Lisa Congemi-Doutney “We enjoy having Jennifer work for us,” said John. Ms. Madeline Brajuha Mr. & Mrs. Roger Cardo Mr. & Mrs. Robert Coniglio “She is cooperative and always has a smile. She is a The Branch Funeral Homes Mr. & Mrs. Ted Carman Mr. & Mrs. David Conn great worker and an important part of the Marshall’s Mrs. Jane Brandt Mr. James Carpenter Mr. & Mrs. John Connor team in Shirley.” Brass & Bloch CPA’s LLP Ms. Cristina Carpluk Mr. & Mrs. Frank Consiglio Mr. Michael Breen Mr. Rudolph Carrabus Mr. Robert Conway Through a unique employment service called AHRC’s Mrs. Gertrude Brewer Mr. & Mrs. John W. Carroll Mrs. Phyllis Cooper Supported Employment/ Job Placement Services, Bright Side Electrical Service Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Carter Ms. Susan Corazzini adults are carefully matched with businesses by skill Ms. Susan Brinkman Mr. Philip S. Carter, Jr. Ms. Mary Corbin level and work setting. Specially trained job coaches Mr. & Mrs. Harold Brockbank Ms. Kathleen Case Mrs. Denise Corby facilitate the new employee’s transition into the Mr. & Mrs. Clifton Brown Mr. & Mrs. John Casey Mr. & Mrs. Robert Corkhill Jennifer Brodsky at AHRC Suffolk in Bohemia during her community. These coaches provide intensive on-the- Mrs. Florence Brown Mr. John Casey Mr. & Mrs. William Cornachio Pre-Vocational Training job training at the employer’s site and continuous follow-along extended services. 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 10 2 0 1 0 Co n t r i b u t o r s Mrs. Carolyn Kaitz Mr. John Sutter Amityville Woman’s Club, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Roy Kandler Mrs. Margaret Swaine Mrs. Magnhild Andersen Mrs. Rosemary Klein Mr. Robert D. Tand Mr. & Mrs. David Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lachmann Mrs. Carolyn Thuro Ms. Patricia Anderson Mrs. Bernice Liesegang Tiffen Acquisition, LLC Mr. William Andes Mrs. Katherine Loukides Mr. James Vichot Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Angrisano Mr. & Mrs. Daniel C. Lynch Vormittag Associates Inc. Anmuth Medical International Mr. & Mrs. John C. Mach Mr. & Mrs. George Walling Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Arens Mrs. Carol Maisch Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Wilcox Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Arens Mrs. Rose Markus Mrs. Julia Witkowsky Mr. & Mrs. William Arens Mr. & Mrs. William Matros Mr. & Mrs. David Young Arista Business Imaging Solutions Mr. & Mrs. Joseph G. Mayo Aristo Creative Consultants, Ltd. Mrs. Dorothy McElroy Arrow Security Systems, Inc. Community Integration Specialist Diane Rogak working with Dillon Schaier and his communicative assistive device Mr. John A. Mehl Friend Arthur Edwards Pool & Spa Centre Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown (Under $500) Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Aurigemma Mr. Richard Moore Mr. Gary Axelrod Day Habilitation Morning Star Arborists 205 East Main Co. B & B Bus Parts, Inc. MPS Manamation Payroll 33-34-37 Railroad LLC B. Ruth Construction Services, Inc. A L Jacobsen Funeral Home Inc. Ms. Carol Baader After graduating high school in 2009, Dillon Schaier, Over the course of six months, with the help of United Ms. Nancy Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Charles Abarno Ms. Theresa Bacaris essentially a non-verbal individual, joined the Knickerbocker Cerebral Palsy, original obtainers of the Dynavox, and a Day Habilitation program. In order to meet new friends and Dynavox technician, the dedicated team searched for words, Nesco Bus Maintenance, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Abate Mr. & Mrs. Richard Baer communicate with AHRC staff, Dillon, 23, had to increase phrases, and people’s names that resonated with Dillon. Nuveen Investments Abbott Laboratories Bagels DeLox the use of his communicative assistive device, the Dynavox. Mr. & Mrs. Philippe Ouvrard Mr. Todd Abbott Mr. & Mrs. Italo Balacich Having updated and reconfigured his entire communicative Peak Fitness Development, Inc. ABC Cleaning Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Balestra At first, Dillon resisted the use of this technology. Though device, Dillon first announced his upcoming birthday to Pillar Contracting Corp. Ms. Pamela Abele Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Balestra beneficial to people with limited verbal abilities, friends and AHRC. Shortly thereafter, he began expressing Prestige Collision, Inc. ABN Wholesale Corp Mr. & Mrs. Donald Ballan communicative assistive devices can be overwhelmingly his feelings, including how much he loved his mom, Fran. Prime Coverage Corp. Ms. Ann Aboulafia Mr. & Mrs. Donald Ballan difficult to utilize at first. Mrs. Regina Abrams Radiant Drywall & Insulation Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Benny Balsamo This December, Dillon made one of his biggest breakthroughs Mr. & Mrs. Norman Abzug Mr. & Mrs. Milton Radutzky Mr. & Mrs. Robert Banas The Dynavox, a touch screen device programmed with yet. Dillon’s brother, Josh, arranged a trip to New York City’s ACA Waste Services, Inc. pictures, phrases, etc. that voices what the individual is Rockefeller Center for all the individuals of the group home Mr. Charles Rampone Mr. & Mrs. John Bannon Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Reardon Aces N Birdies Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Baran trying to communicate, requires extensive training. This he resides in, and he surprised Dillon by meeting him at the involves not only the user, but the parents/caregivers and Christmas tree! Re-Bath Systems of LI Mr. & Mrs. Harry Ackerman Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Barbash direct care staff. Reliable Garden & Fence Co. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Adams Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore Barcia Thrilled to see his brother, Dillon told the entire story—his Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Romano Mr. & Mrs. Henry Adelwerth Barnwell House of Tires Thanks to Marian Meyer, Facility Administrator, along with longest yet—to staff members through the use of his Mr. Rogers Rospars Mrs. Yolanda Adkins Mr. Edward J. Barone Community Integration Specialist Diane Rogak, Day Hab Dynavox! Mrs. Lorraine Sassone Mrs. Lucy Agnello Mrs. Irene Barta Social Worker Mary Edwards, and Certified Occupational Sav-On Sewer & Drain, Inc. Ms. Lenore Alese Mr. & Mrs. Robert Barton Therapist Assistant Christina Kaplan, Dillon now embraces “This communication device ultimately opens up the world Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Schmitt Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Louis Bascelli his new communication skills! for him,” said Fran, Dillon’s mother and biggest supporter Mr. & Mrs. Richard Allen Mr. & Mrs. Jack Schneyer Mrs. Jeanne Bass through this transition. AllState Giving Campaign Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Sheridan Mr. Robert Batky “From the beginning, staff members realized the tremendous Mrs. Ann Sherlock Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Alonso Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Batt potential, intelligence and wonderful spirit in Dillon and When asked how it feels to communicate better, Dillon Signature Bank Mr. Oscar Alvarado Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bausch quickly discovered that part of his hesitation was that the responded, “I feel happy.” device had not been set for his optimum use,” stated Marian. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Sindone Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Amato Ms. Evelyn Baxter Mr. & Mrs. Edward Smith American Express Beach Electric of Quogue Staffing Remedies American Portfolio’s Holdings, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Becker Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaners American Recreational Products Ms. Deborah Becker For those men and women who are not ready or choose not to participate in vocational training, AHRC offers Day Habilitation. Here individuals learn the skills necessary to pursue personal interests and life goals. Satisfying and rewarding Mr. Walter Stockton America’s Charities Mr. Philip Becker connections in the community are available and encouraged. In addition, clinical services are provided where needed. 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 11 Marsha Rendall enjoys trying new recipes during Senior Day Hab 2 0 1 0 Co n t r i b u t o r s “The Cooking Experiment” Most of us could have never envisioned the growth that the programs and services of AHRC Suffolk Contributor Mr. Quan C. Huynh & Ms. Jia Shi Helping Hand have made since the agency’s founding in 1949. It’s because of this progress and expansion that Marsha ($1,000 & more) Island Park Food Distributors, Inc. ($500 & more) Rendall, Senior Day Habilitation participant, has had Jackson Lewis LLP 7-Diablo ABA Packaging Corp. so many program options to choose from. Mr. John Kelly A & R Recycling Mrs. Joyce Koch ADP Marsha joined AHRC Suffolk in 1972. Over the last A.L.S. Construction LaParmigiana Restaurant American A.W.S. Corp. two decades, she dedicated her time to the Ceramics ADP Mr. & Mrs. William Leonardi Mr. Rand Araskog Shop in the Work Activities Program. In 2010, AHRC Nassau Mr. & Mrs. Ke-Chung Lin Mr. & Mrs. James T. Ashe Marsha claimed she was ready to “retire.” Aware Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Co., P.C. Mr. Ralph Lush Mr. & Mrs. William Beatty of the many options that AHRC offers to aging All Points B.U.S., Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Macey Mr. James Bell individuals, she advocated for herself and joined the AVA Design, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Madden Mr. George Benedict Bohemia Senior Day Hab. Mrs. Marilyn Barcon & Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Mammolito Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Biggers Mr. Donald Katz Manor Woods Associates, LLC Mrs. Mary Biglin Quickly adapting to her new program, Marsha made Mr. & Mrs. Peter Berley BK Engineering many new friends and discovered new activities! The MC Alliance Energy Group Inc. She is delighted with the abundance of opportunities Mr. Kurt Bohlsen Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Mellino Mr. & Mrs. Steven Blasko presented to her each week. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Brandt The Merging Technologies Mrs. C. Regina Bolds-Cosby Budpak Inc. Mr. & Mrs. William Minerva Mr. Marty Burke “The Cooking Experiment,” a group where Mr. & Mrs. Keith Burtis Moritt Hock Hamroff Mr. & Mrs. Michael Busch participants cook and prepare lunches as a team, is Mr. & Mrs. Frank Candia & Horowitz LLP Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cannata one of her favorite groups. Cooking with others has Mr. & Mrs. Edward Condon Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Newman Mr. Anthony Corazzini allowed Marsha to explore her culinary passions and Cook, Hall & Hyde, Inc. North Shore Financial Group Mr. & Mrs. Peter Cosentino discover favorite dishes like potato soup. Mrs. Marilyn Crisham Mr. Alvin Osofsky Ms. Eileen D’Alessio Cunningham Duct Oxford Health Plans Mrs. Cecilia Danisi Always one to enjoy community integration, Marsha Cleaning Company Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Del Broccolo participates in at least three local trips per week. Pilot Club of Sayville Expressing her love for the slower-paced Senior Day Mrs. Frances Dempsey Renato’s Masonry Mrs. Paula DiBernardo Hab program, Marsha exclaimed, “I love it here! It’s Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Denery Salerno Brokerage Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore Dileo nice and calm—there is no job to hurry up and get Mr. Robert DiBartolo Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Schnell Dinick Inc. done!” Mrs. Carol Diefenbach Mr. Thomas Serkes Mr. & Mrs. Michael Donnelly Mr. & Mrs. Gerard A. Donaghy Shore Mechanical, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Dussel Participants are given the choice to take one of two Driscoll Foods Shore Pharmaceutical Company Electronix Systems Alarms community trips each day, or opt to stay inside Mr. & Mrs. David Einbinder Staller Associates, Inc. Enforce Coverage Group, LLC for group activities. These trips include bowling, Emerson Reid & Co., Inc. State Bank of Long Island Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Epley shopping, salon visits, etc. Emmy Building LLC Mr. & Mrs. Brian Stone Mrs. Rosaria Fairbanks Enterprise Holdings Foundation Mr. Michael Faulkner AHRC Suffolk Social Worker Betty Buttacavoli has Sunrise Partners III, LLC taken notice to Marsha’s new outlook. “The change Executive Fliteways, Inc. T.S. Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Finn I see in Marsha has been in her growing ability Dr. & Mrs. Harold Failey The Weeks Lerman Group Gary J. Bruno, Architect, P.C. to make choices in activities and community Mr. & Mrs. John Fallon Tri-Tech Electric East, Inc. Goldman, Sachs & Co. outings. Senior Day Hab has given Marsha a lot of Fun Time Vacation Tours Mr. David Vallee Matching Gift Program independence.” Gabby’s Inspiration Mr. & Mrs. John R. Van Velsor Mrs. Alice Goulet Mr. & Mrs. James Getches Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Waters Mrs. Eleanor Guarno The AHRC Suffolk family is proud of both Marsha’s G-Map Realty LLC Mrs. Nora Weber Mr. Jeffrey Haber progress and that of the agency’s. It is because of this Mrs. Johanna Gudat Mr. Neal Weingart Mrs. Margaret Halton growth in choices that participants have become Guillo Contracting Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hanley independent members of their communities. Mr. Ken Woytisek Hamilton Brooks LLC Heritage Strategies LLC Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Hoffman Mrs. Patricia Jackson Our Senior Day Hab Program offers meaningful Mr. William Hoover Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Jensen and functional activities that encourage older Mr. & Mrs. Donald Johnson participants to maintain and even enhance their quality of life. 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 12 2 0 1 0 Co n t r i b u t o r s Thank you to the individuals, families, businesses and organizations for their generosity and support in 2010. Philanthropist Advocate Sustainer ($50,000 & more) ($5,000 & more) ($2,500 & more) Aperio CI, Inc. Adelwerth Bus Corp. Mr. Denis Bailey Huntington Auxiliary American Diagnostic Corp. Clean Co Distributors Inc. Pilot Employee Benefits Mr. & Mrs. J. Andreassi ClearVision Optical Company Cablevision Systems Corp. Connetquot West, Inc. Benefactor Mr. & Mrs. Philip Carmichael IGHL ($25,000 & more) HIP/EmblemHealth Jet Sanitation Marieanne Friedrichs teaches Michael Haber the art of assembly through the new mentoring program Irwin Siegel Agency, Inc. King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. Andreassi Associates, LLC Key Bank NA Mr. Natale Lanza Bushwick Metals The Lombardi Family Mr. & Mrs. James McEneaney Blended Island Steel & Detailing Corp. Mr. & Mrs. William Mich Morgan Stanley Pereira Concrete Corp. Nicolia Ready Mix PJ Venture LLC Mrs. Elaine Seiff AHRC offers the best of both worlds to its Westhampton She did not want to wait until the next holiday season to sing Suffolk Auxiliary of AHRC R.J.D. Construction Beach Blended Program participants. For three years, with the choir. Suffolk Transportation Service Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sicoli United Way of Long Island they’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work and participate St. Pius X. Residence Wells Fargo Advisors in day habilitation programs. This flexible design allows Now she rehearses with the group two days a week and goes Steward Mr. & Mrs. Walter Steck for more freedom to make choices in participant’s daily on appearances across eastern Long Island throughout the World Cup Concrete Corp. ($10,000 and more) Steven C. DeSousa, PT, PC activities. year. A & E Estates Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Sweeney At her own request, Marieanne Friedrichs transferred to Grace said “Singing brings out the confidence in Marieanne Allstate Insurance Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Walker AHRC Suffolk’s Westhampton Beach Blended Program and all our participants…and that makes it worthwhile.” Company-SW Region from another organization in April 2010. She was eager to broaden her horizons by exploring new activities and Acclimating well to her new environment, Marieanne was Mr. Marc Blitstein interests. also hand-selected to become a part of a new mentoring Capital One Bank program, which helps other participants with their pre- Chem Rx At Westhampton Beach, one of Marieanne’s favorite vocational skills. She was selected because of her kind Clare Rose, Inc. activities is the Blended Voices Chorus. The now heart, great skills and ability to communicate instructions. Ninety-five cents out of DBA Transportation, Inc. popular group was established by a few holiday caroling Empire National Bank every dollar AHRC participants who traveled around the community. Word “I work with people from classrooms and help them put stuff quickly spread around the Westhampton Beach program, together. I show them and I teach them,” said Marieanne, Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Forgione receives goes directly and more and more people, including Marieanne, who feels proud about her newfound teaching skills. Mr. Herbert Gold towards programs and wanted to join in on the fun. Holtz Rubenstein Karen White, Program Administrator, raved about the Reminick, LLP services for individuals Soon, Modular Instructors Grace Hubbard and Tony group’s positive benefits on the singer. with developmental Mr. & Mrs. Paul Johnston Bova took on the leadership role of the chorus. Together, they decided to extend the chorus from seasonal to a “Marieanne is a delightful young woman who has really Long Island Employee disabilities. year-round club. benefitted from participating in the Blended Program. She is Benefits Group Ltd. more outgoing and social and starts each day with a smile M&T Bank Marieanne was thrilled about the program’s extension! on her face.” Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O’Neill Mr. & Mrs. Sean Rose AHRC’s Blended Program combines the services of Day Habilitation and Pre-Vocational Training. The program offers Mr. & Mrs. Mark Senders flexibility and a variety of activities for the participant to choose from. 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 13 Lifetime Giving Many of AHRC Suffolk’s supporters have made a lifetime investment to continuing our mission of helping individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities reach their full potential. For the first time in our Annual Report, we would like to acknowledge our Lifetime Giving Donors for their unwavering commitment. $1,000,000 & more $500,000 - $999,999 $250,000 - $499,999 Saul & Elaine Seiff Huntington Auxiliary Aperio CI, Inc. Second Curve Capital, LLC Mr. & Mrs. John C. Mach Pilot Employee Benefits Southold IRA celebrates its 30th Anniversary! Front row: Matt Salzberg, Jill Coady, Karen Lizzul and Geraldine Punzi $100,000 - $249,000 $50,000 - $99,999 Back row: William Silverstein, Nancy Morizzo, Adrien Felder and Thomas Coglianor and Thomas Cogliano Andreassi Associates, LLC Allstate Insurance Company-SW Region Capital One Bank American Diagnostic Corp. Community Residences Clare Rose, Inc. Chem Rx DBA Transportation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. John Danzi For thirty years, Adrien Felder, Karen Lizzul, Jill William Silverstein have moved into the Southold Estate of Fred Graeber Emmy Building, LLC Coady and Nancy Morizzo have called the Southold IRA. Each blended with the group easily, and have IRA home sweet home! Opened in 1981, Southold embraced their new home. Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, LLP Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Forgione was the seventh Individual Residential Alternative Long Island Employee Irwin Siegel Agency, Inc. (IRA) opened for AHRC Suffolk. On the weekends, the household enjoys going to the Benefits Group Ltd. Key Bank NA movies, bowling and participating in many other Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O’Neill Mr. Michael Krasnoff & Ms. Donna Field “What makes this house special is the true sense of social activities. A few participants even took a Mr. William C. Rendall M&T Bank family,” said Patricia Fulford, Houseparent. “When I dance class together! first arrived 10 years ago there was an immediate Suffolk Transportation Service Mr. Howard Massey bond—the connection among the residents was “I love it here” proclaimed Adrien. “I love my friends R.J.D. Construction visible.” and houseparents, they are like my family and we Sandler O’Neill & Partners always do lots of things together.” According to Pat, that “sense of family” transcends through both the celebration of good times and the At the Southold IRA’s 30th Anniversary party in May, $25,000 - $49,999 support for those dealing with difficult points. surrounded by their housemates, staff, friends and Bushwick Metals Pereira Concrete Corp. Participants and staff attend each other’s family family, residents celebrated each other and what it functions like barbeques, holidays and even weddings! truly means to be a modern day family. HIP/EmblemHealth Ramp Transportation Co., Inc. Island Steel & Detailing Corp. Ridge Electric Contracting, LLC Over the years, new residents including Matt John J. Cesare & Associates Mr. Irving Silverman Salzberg, Thomas Cogliano, Geraldine Punzi and Mr. & Mrs. Paul Johnston State Bank of Long Island King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Steck Mr. & Mrs. James McEneaney Suffolk Auxiliary of AHRC Member’s Handicapped Children’s Fund Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Sweeney Nothing eases the concerns of aging parents more than seeing their son or daughter comfortably and safely situated in an Mr. & Mrs. William Mich Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Walker AHRC residence. Currently twenty-six community residences are homes to six to eight adults. Each home operates as a fam- ily unit, under the supervision and guidance of an AHRC house-parenting model. Residents interact with their communities Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. as any other family would: shopping, banking, visiting the library, and going to work. 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 14 Re s p i t e Even the most devoted family caregivers need time to themselves, whether to unwind on a carefree vacation or tend to their own health needs. AHRC’s Respite House, located on the grounds of the agency’s nursery Flowerfield Gardens, offers temporary care and housing for participants already receiving our services. It’s an opportunity to make new friends and learn new skills, and the perfect way to evaluate the resident’s readiness to pursue a more independent lifestyle. The agency’s new Saturday Respite Program was also added to give families more flexibility. Houseparent Stacey Tingo with Megan Kieser relaxing and listening to music Intermediate Care Facilities You can make a difference. The AHRC Suffolk Foundation helps thousands of children and Having a child with developmental disabilities and unique needs. Rather than an emergency placement, adults with intellectual and other disabilities achieve day to day medical conditions can be both emotionally and the couple wanted to ensure that they’d found a living that is as rich, absorbing and meaningful as possible and to physically challenging. Many times, it is beyond a perfect match for Megan. provide opportunities for them to live up to their maximum family’s ability to give their loved one the care potential in the community. necessary. “I knew Shoreham was a wonderful place—staff is always available to answer any questions, and they As a supporter of the AHRC Suffolk Foundation you can help! For the Kieser family, moving their daughter Megan are always right there to help,” said Carol. to the Shoreham Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) The Foundation is grateful for all contributions including monetary was a perfect match. Though Carol, Megan’s mother, Since arriving at Shoreham, Megan’s social skills and gifts or securities, as well as those in the form of charitable provided excellent care at home, Megan developed interests have flourished! She’s developed a passion bequests through wills and estate plans. AHRC Suffolk increasing medical issues. The family needed for the many community outings offered—an option Foundation’s pooled income fund can benefit both the Foundation additional help. that wasn’t available in her hometown. Megan also and you, the donor. Memorial gifts and those honoring people on enjoys celebrating both her peers’ and staffs’ birthday special occasions are a wonderful way to show you care and will Once Megan had moved into the Shoreham ICF, celebrations. With an ear for music, especially the be acknowledged as requested by the donor. her family realized the purpose of specialized care. “Happy Birthday” song, she always gets excited The additional assistance “allowed the family an when staff and residents join in a sing-a-long. Your tax deductible contribution to the AHRC Suffolk Foundation opportunity to receive great medical care and still can be made at any time by check, money order or credit card. gave them the opportunity to see Megan very often,” “Megan has taught me so much. She is an inspiration said Diane Marrone, Assistant ICF Director. and a fighter,” said Carol. “And I have learned For information about sending a donation or about the tax and that there is so much good in this world. We are income benefits of making a Planned Gift, write or call: A year before Carol and Edward Kieser were fortunate to have a wonderful and supportive family, introduced to AHRC Suffolk, they began searching AHRC Suffolk Foundation and we are happy to have found a place for our for residences for individuals with developmental 2900 Veterans Memorial Highway daughter at AHRC, where they attend to both disabilities which could accommodate their daughter’s Bohemia, New York 11716-1193 Megan’s needs and ours.” Contact J. Andreassi Phone (631) 585-0100 ext. 597 Three Intermediate Care Facilities promote the highest level of independence in the areas of self-care, independent living, email: firstname.lastname@example.org communication, recreation, and leisure time, all in a homelike setting. For our most medically fragile individuals, the ICFs offer 24-hour nursing and expansive clinical services. website: www.ahrcsuffolk.org 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 15 Student Samantha Lazazzaro Subcontract with Long Island’s largest Work Centers! with teacher Kathleen Children’s Services Newman at the Saul and Elaine Seiff Educare Center Though not always publicized, miracles happen With over 100,000 square feet of production, every day at AHRC’s Saul and Elaine Seiff office, and warehouse space at your service, Educare Center. They may not be immediately apparent, but tiny strides are made as students’ AHRC specializes in: abilities improve and their personalities bloom. ∂ Packaging - Blister Pack, Shrink Like many of the students, Samantha Lazazzaro Packaging, Heat Sealing, Poly Bag and has made great progress since entering the center header, Skin Packaging, Die Cutting in Fall 2007. Upon enrollment, Samantha had difficulty with mobility. She suffered from ∂ Assembly - All types tremors–a side effect of Cockayne Syndrome, a ∂ Light Manufacturing rare disease which she was diagnosed with that year. ∂ Mail Services / Collating Through specialized therapy and the aid of outside ∂ Labeling medical treatment, Samantha is now walking independently and thriving at school! ∂ Recycling, Refurbishing, Salvage Work AHRC Suffolk Subcontracting Services ∂ Printing 2900 Veterans Memorial Highway Her new abilities have drastically increased Bohemia, NY 11716 Samantha’s socialization skills. Nicknamed “The ∂ Ceramics Mayor,” she visits teachers and fellow students (631) 585-0100 fax (631) 585-0233 during her free time! Kathleen Newman, Samantha’s teacher, described her as a “pleasure www.ahrcsuffolk.org/business-partnerships to have in class.” “It is amazing to see her fighting spirit and her always striving to move forward,” said Kathleen. Save the Date! Using activities that focus on both physical abilities and learning, Samantha has made great educational progress. She now expresses herself AHRC Suffolk’s by communicating her wants and needs to the 51st Annual Candlelight Ball Educare staff and teachers through verbalizations, vocalizations and pointing. Friday, November 4, 2011 “Samantha is learning her colors, shapes and Villa Lombardi’s, Holbrook, NY letters all thanks to the teachers at Seiff,” said Maria Lazazzaro, Samantha’s mother. “I feel Honoring secure that Samantha has a place to go that I don’t need to worry if she is safe, or learning, or The Lombardi Family receiving the best care. I know she has a home at the school and that gives me peace of mind.” Proprietors of Lombardi’s Market & Cafe Lombardi’s on the Bay The Saul and Elaine Seiff Educare Center is our school for children from infancy through age Lombardi’s on the Sound twenty-one. School-age children are enrolled in Mamma Lombardi’s our programs because they have unique needs and challenges which cannot be accommodated Mamma Lombardi’s All Natural Sauces through their local school districts. Through our programs, services for “at risk” youngsters often Villa Lombardi’s diminish, if not eliminate, the need for costly special services for a lifetime. 2010AnnualReport_Winter 2006.qxd 6/7/11 1:06 PM Page 16 Flowerfield Gardens Pleasing customers since 1996. Flowerfield Gardens, a 2-acre nursery and retail garden shop located in Holtsville, is open every day for all your gardening needs: annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, herbs, and much more! Owned and operated by AHRC Suffolk, the full-scale nursery doubles as a unique work setting where individuals with developmental disabilities learn valuable skills under the guidance of professional horticulturists. Open 7 days a week Corporate orders are our specialty. We grow more than plants At the AHRC Suffolk Bohemia Vocational Training Program, Robert Norelius is enjoying a work project and flowers. Medicaid Service Coordination With the help of AHRC Suffolk’s Medicaid Service the NY State Office of People with Developmental We provide on-site Coordination department, families are provided with Disabilities (OPWDD), they were able to secure corporate plant sales. 1210 Portion Road the proper guidance when navigating the often funding to remodel Rob’s bathroom. Now easily Holtsville, NY complex system of Medicaid and other services for accessible, the room includes a walk-in shower (631) 696-5953 individuals with developmental disabilities. complete with specialized seating, along with handrails. Monday - Saturday 9 am - 6 pm We deliver! Sunday 9 am - 5 pm Robert Norelius, 39, has had a severe seizure disorder Thanks to the assistance of AHRC’s MSC for most of his life. 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