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2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:11 PM Page 1 Offering a wide range of programs AHRC Suffolk is a chapter of NYSARC, Inc., 2009 Annual Report Celebrating a family based organization working with and for people and services for adults and children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities 60 Years with intellectual and other from birth through old age. 1949-2009 developmental disabilities, and their families. Home Based Early Intervention Center Based Early Intervention Preschool Program School Program Day Habilitation Senior Day Habilitation Vocational Work Centers AHRC Suffolk Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage 2900 Veterans Memorial Highway PAID Supported Employment Bohemia, NY 11716-1193 Bohemia, NY Permit No. 54 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 www.ahrcsuffolk.org 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:11 PM Page 2 Officers and Board of Directors Contributors Mrs. Marie Tanchuck Mrs. Emma Ustler Dr. Nancy Westgate Mr. Joseph S. Tantillo Mr. & Mrs. Chris Vaianella Ms. Kathy Whaley JOSEPH P. MAMMOLITO OFFICERS DIRECTORS HONORARY MEMBERS Ms. Priscilla Tanzi Mr. David Vallee Mr. & Mrs. Ken Whehnke Executive Director Mr. Samuel R. Taube Mr. & Mrs. John R. Van Velsor Mr. & Mrs. James Whelan FRED K. SALZBERG Marilyn Barcon Mary Jo Iovino Mr. & Mrs. John Tavitian Mr. & Mrs. Richard Vandenberg Mr. David Whelehan President Joseph Del Broccolo Margaret Lachmann Mr. & Mrs. David Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Charles Varady Mrs. Carole White WILLIAM J. LEONARDI Deputy Executive Director Taylor Rental Center Ms. Lucy Vargas Mr. & Mrs. John White MARC BLITSTEIN Frances Dempsey James D. Lehane Ms. Jeanne Tegins Mr. Patrick Vecchio Mr. Chris Whiteman Administration Senior Vice President Salvatore Terravina Mr. & Mrs. Edward Velez Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wickline Patricia Farina Claudia Namias The Branch Funeral Homes Verizon Foundation Ms. Hannah Wider JAMES McENEANEY Anthony Forgione DOLORES O’DONNELL The CFO Resource Inc. Ms. Jeannett Vickers Mr. & Mrs. Robert Widmann First Vice President Jeffrey Haber The Fish Store Ms. Maria Vigil Ms. Barbara Wilcox Deputy Executive Director Therapeutic & Microscopic Endodontology Mr. Barry Vigotty Mr. Fred Wilford Program WILLIAM MICH Elizabeth Hennessy Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Thiele Mrs. Lillian Villa Mr. & Mrs. James Wilford Second Vice President Katherine Loukides Mr. & Mrs. Edward Thomas Villa Sorrento, Inc. Mr. Barry Williams Mr. & Mrs. David Thompson Village Automotive Center, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Dwayne Williams JOHN C. MACH Joseph G. Mayo Ms. Kathy Thompson Ms. Antonietta Villani Ms. Gail Williams Third Vice President Ms. Susan Thompson Vision Screening Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Scott Williams Linda McCready Mrs. Carol Thorpe Vitale Bottled Gas Inc. Mr. & Mrs. James Williamson PATRICIA LINDSAY Carol O’Neill Mr. & Mrs. Stanley A. Thuma Mrs. Janice Vitucci Mr. & Mrs. Donald Willis Treasurer Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Tichy Mr. & Mrs. Carl Vitullo Mr. & Mrs. Jon Wilson Walter Steck Ms. Wendy Tigchelaar Volkan Petroleum, Inc. H. Patrick Wilson, CPA PATRICIA JACKSON Kenneth Walker Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Tighe Ms. Evelyn Vollgraff Ms. Miriam Wink Secretary Time Inc. - Time to Give Back Campaign Mrs. Martha Von Schischkoff Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Winters Barbara Wilcox Mrs. H. Joyce Tinto Mr. & Mrs. Michael Vorisek Mr. & Mrs. Neal Wiser DEBORAH CARILLI Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Tom Ms. Diana Vormittag Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Wohlgemuth Financial Secretary Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Tomaszewski Mr. & Mrs. Frank Vulpi Mr. Michael Wojciechowski Mr. & Mrs. Mark Tonkins Mr. Ilene Vynerib Ms. Noelle Wojciehowski Ms. Jennifer Toolan W.T. Hickey Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Wolcott Ms. Mary L. Tosky Mr. & Mrs. Robert Waizenegger Mr. & Mrs. Gary Wolf Mr. & Mrs. Dominick Toto Mr. Robert Walderman Mrs. Doriann Woodrick Touchless Inc. Mr. John Walent Ms. Rita Wormold Mrs. Betty Townsend Ms. Lisa Walker Ms. Eileen Wrenn Mr. Peter Townsend Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Walker Mr. & Mrs. Francis Yakaboski Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Trainor Mr. & Mrs. David Walsh Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Yandoli Ms. Vera Tramontano Mr. & Mrs. John J. Walsh Mr. & Mrs. Martin D. Yaro Ms. Patricia Tramposch Ms. Barbara J. Wanamaker Ms. Joan M. Yodice Travel Pleasers, Inc. Ms. Annette Waterbury Mr. & Mrs. David Young Ms. Jo Ann Travis Mr. & Mrs. Frank Watson Mr. & Mrs. Walter Youngs Mrs. Rose Tricarico Mr. & Mrs. Robert Watt Ms. A. Gail Younker Tri-Tech Electric East, Inc. We Transport Your Dry Cleaner Inc. Mr. & Mrs. James Trivelli Mr. & Mrs. Robert Weaver Mr. & Mrs. David Yustein Ms. Estelle Troglio Mr. & Mrs. Reuben Wecker Mr. & Mrs. Norman Zabusky Mrs. Martha Trombley Mr. & Mrs. Fred Weeks Mrs. Rose Zalak Ms. Jacqueline Troy Mr. & Mrs. Ken Wehnke Mr. & Mrs. Salverio Zanchelli Mr. & Mrs. Barry Troy Weinberg, Gross & Pergament LLP Mr. & Mrs. Michael Zane Mr. Chris Truncale Ms. Janice Weiner Mrs. Annette Zangle John Tsouris, D.P.M. Ms. Lenore Weiner Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Zangre Mr. Frank Tuthill, Jr. Mr. Irving Weinstein Ms. Anita Zarbis Tuttnauer USA Co., Ltd. Ms. Joan Weinstein Ms. Mary Zarrilli Twin County Sheet Metal T. Weinstein Ms. Joanne Zarzana Two Guys Discount Appliances, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Weippert Ms. Alyce Zegel Mr. & Mrs. John Tynan Mr. & Mrs. Howard Weisler Dr. Robert J. Zeman Mr. & Mrs. Walter Ullrich Mr. & Mrs. Michael Weller Mr. Alex Zeruto Mr. Steve Umscheid Ms. Helen Wenzara Ms. Gloria Zeruto-Michaelson Universal Plumbing, Inc. Mr. Paul Wernersbach Ms. Linda Zisa Mrs. Hilda Uria Mr. & Mrs. Renaldo West Mr. & Mrs. John Zureck Canaan Lake, AHRC’s first facility, opened in 1957. Mr. & Mrs. Francis Ursitti West Sayville Golf Course Mr. Frank Zysk 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 3 Contributors Mr. John Ruffini Mr. & Mrs. John Ruffino Mr. & Mrs. Domenick Ruggerio Mrs. Veronica Seeley Seery Systems Group Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Seidenberg Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Solicito Ms. Froma Solomon Mrs. Carmela Somma A Message from the President of the Board Mrs. Ann Marie Runge Mr. & Mrs. Harold Seldin Ms. Linda A. Sommer Russell H. Nill, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Semon Mr. & Mrs. Doo S. Song Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Russo Mr. Thomas J. Serkes Mr. & Mrs. Steven Sotello Ms. Jodie Ruszkowski Mr. & Mrs. Rui Serrado Southampton Village Motel The New York State lottery motto is all it takes is a dollar 1975 was a significant year in AHRC’s history. We Ms. Eileen Ryan Setauket Country Club Ltd. Southold Town Police Benevolent and a dream. For AHRC, it took a dream and a two-line acquired our first residence, a Victorian-style house on Mr. & Mrs. Frank Ryan Setauket Floral Design Inc. Association $3 classified ad in the New York Post. Placed in 1948 by Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead. There, seven adults Ms. Susan Ryan Setauket Smoke Shop Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Seymour Spector Ann Greenberg, a mother of a five-year old, her dream was ranging in age from 22 to 61, and a supervisory houseparent, S&S Discount Tires Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Ashish Seth Mrs. Diana Spetta the catalyst for a movement that would grow to where we lived, worked, and supported one another in a family Safeguards International Inc. Ms. Janet Seufert Mrs. Bernice Spigonardo are today -- a state-wide organization providing a lifetime atmosphere. We are one of the few agencies to still rely on of opportunity, choice and dignity. this model because our residents thrive in a consistent and Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Salvato Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Sgroi Ms. Barbara Spinelli comfortable family home environment. I’m very proud of Mr. & Mrs. Jim Salveson Dr. Duane S. Shank, D.D.S. P.C. Mr. & Mrs. Joel Spinner My involvement with AHRC Suffolk started when my son that fact. In 1982, AHRC was at the forefront of an Mr. & Mrs. Fred K. Salzberg Mr. James Shannon Mr. & Mrs. Mark Spruyt Matthew was still very young, well before school age. original concept for New York State. We built the first Dr. & Mrs. Edward Samuel Mr. & Mrs. Paul Shapiro Mr. & Mr. Raj Srinivasan Matthew is now 43. He works at a job in the community barrier-free, intermediate care facility (ICF) in Shoreham to Ms. Linda Sanders & Mr. Michael Lockhart Ms. Mary Shea SRMG, Inc. (where he was trained in AHRC’s Supported Employment accommodate the needs of adults with severe and multiple Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Santino Mr. & Mrs. Richard Shearman Kathy L. Stanislaw, D.D.S. Program) and lives near my wife and me in an AHRC disabilities. We later expanded the Shoreham facility and Ms. Patricia Saperton Mr. & Mrs. Barry Shenkman Star Car Auto Center residence on the east end of Long Island. As a parent, I feel added ICF’s in Centereach and Westhampton. Mr. Herbert Satterlee Mr. Stephen Sheridan Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Stauder blessed to be a part of AHRC. As a Board Member and Mr. & Mrs. William Sauer Mrs. Ann Sherlock Ms. Kathy Staudt volunteer for more than four decades, I’m honored to be a Despite all this tremendous growth, our roots still show. Sayville Browning Properties Inc. Ms. Elizabeth Sherlock Mr. & Mrs. Harry Stavro part of this agency. Walter Krudop, who served as a Board President in the Mr. & Mrs. Brian Scally Mrs. Vicky Shields Ms. Mary L. Stea 50’s and was instrumental in the opening of AHRC’s first Ms. Nicole Scalzo Shields Investigative Services Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. Steven Steck Back when Matthew was born, parents were meeting in facility in 1957 (a small camp program at Canaan Lake in Mrs. Mae Scanapico Shinnecock Electric, Inc. Amy Wishner Steinberg, M.D. church basements. AHRC’s Children Services program Patchogue), once recalled: “Our budget was $10,000. We Mr. & Mrs. David Schecher Shore Mechanical, Inc. Mr. Mark Steinberg sprouted from similar roots. In April of 1959, a group of purchased Canaan Lake for $20,000. If we wanted to Dr. Sheldon Scher Ms. Mavis Siaens Mr. & Mrs. Warren Sternberg mothers pioneered a play group for their children in a build anything, the parents got down on their hands and Ms. Maryellen Scheriff Mr. Ronald Siedlecki Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Stevens small classroom of a Methodist church in Patchogue. knees with hammers and nails and built it …” Ms. Tobi Scherpich Mr. Grover Siems, III Mr. & Mrs. James Stewart There was no bus service; parents drove their children or Mr. & Mrs. Edward Schiavone Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Sierra Ms. Charlotte Stogdale carpooled. Curriculum was created mostly on instinct. That family-based spirit is still very much alive today. Mr. Dan Schiffmacher Mrs. Lillian Silkworth Ms. Irene Stolarz Today, our children attend the state-of-the-art Saul and Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Schlender Mr. & Mrs. Neil Silver Mr. & Mrs. Randy Stone Elaine Seiff Educare Center, where a team of skilled Over 90% of the AHRC Board of Directors has a family Mr. Lewis Schlick Mr. & Mrs. Paul Silverman Ms. Nancy Strano teachers and therapists help each student achieve. member in program. These people embrace our mission Mr. & Mrs. John Schmidt Ms. Rose Ann Simone Mrs. Patricia Stransky and guide our vision. Many of our administration have AHRC’s Vocational Training program started at a small over twenty years of AHRC experience, and each year at Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Schmitt Mr. August Simonson Mrs. Diane Stuart storefront in Riverhead in the mid 1960’s. Young adults Staff Appreciation Day more than 100 staff members are Mr. & Mrs. Jack Schneyer Ms. Heather Simonson Mrs. Dolores Stundis were trained in woodworking, bench assembly, soldering honored for their length of service, ranging from five to Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Schoenfeld Ms. Maofelia Simsuangco Ms. Ida Suarez and housekeeping. Sixty years later, 400+ participants forty years. The staff holds the keys. They drive AHRC Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Scholl Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Singer Successful Strategies Intl Inc. learn valuable vocational skills as they work on programs with passion, efficiency and expertise. Ms. Pat Scholz Mr. Steven Singer Mr. Robert Suchan subcontracts from companies such as Cablevision, LIPA Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Schorn Mrs. Deborah Sirota Suffolk County Detectives Association, Inc. and National Grid at one of our three Work Centers. If an And as in all families, we always like to grow. I’d like to Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Schranz Sivin Corporation Suffolk County National Bank individual is capable of working in the community, our extend a personal invitation to join us. The breadth Mrs. Hildegard Schroter Mrs. Eileen Skelton Ms. Judy Sullivan Supported Employment Program, which we created in and scope of our programs provide opportunities of all Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schroter Mr. Roger Skillman Ms. Lucille Sullivan 1987, connects and trains participants with local businesses degrees. You can become a “Special Friend” to one of our Mrs. Constance Schwab Ms. Patricia Slattery Mr. & Mrs. Warren Sullivan in a variety of employment settings. participants, volunteer or participate at one of our many Mrs. Barbara Schwartz Mrs. Sarah Slattery Mrs. Alice Summerville fundraisers, or support our cause through membership. Mrs. Eve Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Slobodkin Sunrise Transmissions Corp. The Day Treatment / Day Habilitation program formed in Mr. Kim Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Slomin Superior Officers Association the mid-70’s on the grounds of the Suffolk Development As you read the following pages, you will hear from the Mr. & Mrs. Paul Schwarz Edward & Joan Smith Mr. John Sutter Center in Melville. Created to help our people with life individuals we serve, their families, and AHRC staff. Their Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schwarz Joan & Edward Smith, Jr. Robin Suydam skills and achieve personal goals, now more than 450 stories are our story and the story of parents sixty years ago. Mrs. Susan Schwarz Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Smith Swank Motion Picture participants learn desired skills and engage in internal and Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schwinn Mr. & Mrs. James Smith Mr. & Mrs. Richard Swartz community-based educational and social activities that Thank you for your interest in AHRC Suffolk. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Scollan Ms. Kathleen Smith Mr. & Mrs. Gerald A. Sweeney, III promote self-esteem and personal development. When our Ms. Ann Scolnick Ms. Sharon L. Smith Ms. Ruth Sweeney people reach the twilight of their lives, they can “retire” to Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Scolnick Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Smith Symmetry Hair Design Ltd. our Senior Day Hab program (which was launched in Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Scopa Smithtown General Tire & Service Inc. Syosset Teachers’ Association 1994) where they can appreciate a shorter and more relax- Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Scornaienchi Smithtown Landing T & S Drywall Contracting ing day, while still pursuing their personal interests and goals and taking part in community activities. Fred K. Salzberg Ms. Lorraine Sealy Smithtown Teachers Association Mr. Robert Tabosky Mr. & Mrs. John Seaman SMS General Construction Mr. Douglas Taddeo President of the Board of Directors Mr. & Mrs. Gary Sedoruk Mr. Michael Sokoly Mr. & Mrs. Robert Tambini 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 4 A Message from the Executive Director Contributors Mrs. Shirly Olsen Mr. & Mrs. George Piersa Reichman, Brown & Kaplan, M.D., P.C. Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Olshewitz Mr. & Mrs. Francis Pierzchanowski Mr. & Mrs. Carl Reinecke As I reflect on the year 2009, my 27th with AHRC Suffolk, and One Meaning Couture Mr. & Mrs. Allan Pifko Mr. Marion Reinhardt the six decades that passed since the founding of AHRC, I can say Mr. & Mrs. Arthur O’Neill Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pilny Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Reising without hesitation that 2009 was one of the most challenging Mr. & Mrs. Michael O’Neill Pilot Club of Patchogue Mr. & Mrs. Eric Remsen years in my era. We navigated through a historic economic Mr. & Mrs. James Oosterom Bruce Platnik, M.D. Ms. Virginia Renison downturn, withstood the pressure better than many non-profits Mr. Joseph Orlando Mr. & Mrs. George Plevretes Mr. & Mrs. Edward Renz Michael R. Orsino Mr. John Pohlman Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Reuter in this funding crisis, and still found a way to grow our Mr. & Mrs. Fernando Ortiz Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Polan Ms. Florence Rewinski exceptional programs and services. It is my pleasure to share Mr. & Mrs. James Ostrom Mr. & Mrs. James Poldino Mrs. Patricia Rewinski some of these key highlights with you. Ms. Geraldine Ostrov Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Pollina Ms. Nina Riccio Mr. Donald Ott Beth Polner Abrahams, Esq. Michael Rice, Esq. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Overton Mr. & Mrs. Monroe Poltun Ridge Electric Contracting LLC In February, we formed the AHRC Suffolk Foundation to settings. The school’s multi-sensory room, which offers Mr. & Mrs. Peter Owens Ms. Janet Pomilio Mr. & Mrs. John Rinaldi serve as an independent source of funding for the agency. students gentle stimulation of the senses and the opportu- P2A Holding Corp. Popkin & Son Electric Inc. Mrs. Catherine Rinaudo The Foundation will finance new agency projects but will nity to discover and control their environment, also under- Mr. & Mrs. Charles Pagano Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Popp Mrs. Barbara Ritter Ms. Margaret Pagillo Ms. Virginia M. Porciello Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Rivalsi also serve as a cushion against potential budget cuts and went improvements. This type of therapy provides special Mr. Robert Pagillo Mrs. Nancy Pough Mr. & Mrs. German Rivera programs that currently run in a deficit. benefits to children with profound disabilities who might Mr. & Mrs. Walter Pakosz Mr. & Mrs. John L. Poulson Mrs. Lorraine Rizzo otherwise be impossible to reach. Ms. Frances I. Palatucci Mr. & Mrs. Michael Power Ms. Marilyn Robinson We finished construction on our 29th residence, a six bed Mrs. Lisa Palemire Mr. & Mrs. Perrie Pozen Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rocco Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Panepinto Mr. & Mrs. Harold Pratt Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rocco ranch in Coram and we’re currently in the planning stage for Our two businesses, Flowerfield Gardens and Great Tastes Ms. Cherei Pannullo Prestige Collision, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Roddy our first “Alzheimer’s House”, to be built on agency owned of Long Island – Gift Baskets for all Occasions had a very Ms. Josephine Panzarella Mr. & Mrs. Robert Price Mr. & Mrs. William Roddy land in Mt. Sinai. All the residents for the Alzheimer’s house profitable year. Flowerfield helped their sales and visibility Mr. & Mrs. Nikolaos Papadopoulos Dr. & Mrs. Cedric Priebe Ms. Janet Rodman will be selected from current AHRC homes and are present- through a growing base of on-site corporate plant sales and Mr. George Papageorge Mr. & Mrs. David Proctor Mr. & Mrs. William Rodwancy ly in early stages of the disease. Open spots will then be the basket business showcased a new line of baskets with a Mr. Anthony Paresi Prospect Street Administrators, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Roger Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Parker PSEG Mr. Richard Roger backfilled from the residential waiting list. new catalog and increased traffic to the website, Mrs. Helen Parker Mr. & Mrs. Scott Pullman Mr. & Mrs. Ken Rogers www.ahrcstore.com, through a second year grant with the Mrs. Patricia Parker Mr. & Mrs. Robert Punzi Mr. & Mrs. John Rogers We laid the groundwork in 2009 for our Saturday Respite Google Corporation. Mr. & Mrs. Stephan Parmett Ms. Brenda Puterbaugh-Carney Mr. Robert Rogers program, which launched in May 2010. The recreation- Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Parrella Mr. & Mrs. Edward Quinn Mr. & Mrs. Robert Rogoski Mr. & Mrs. Michael Parrotta Mrs. Margaret Quinn Mrs. Elizabeth Rohback based, social and community integrated program runs each Our two largest fundraisers, the Candlelight Ball and the Patchogue Lioness Club Ms. Patricia Quinn Ms. Jeanne Rohkohl Saturday at our Knickerbocker facility and gives close to 40 AHRC Golf Tournament had excellent years. Honoring Mr. & Mrs. Russell Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Ray Quinones Mr. & Mrs. Richard Romano families some added flexibility over the weekend while David and Peter Friedfeld of ClearVision Optical in PCI Group R. Lenny Plumbing & Heating Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Romito their family member takes part in classroom activities and Hauppauge, the November gala raised more than Mr. Terrence Pearsall R.C. Henderson Stair Builder Inc. Mr. Robert Rondinelli community outings. $280,000 for AHRC programs and services. The June Mr. & Mrs. Scott Pedersen Martin L. Racanelli, M.D. Ronkonkoma Fire Department Mrs. Ana Pelinsky Mr. & Mrs. William Raffel Mr. Myron Root golf classic netted more than $110,000 for the third con- Mr. William Pelinsky Ms. Florence Raftery Mrs. Socorro Rosado Hernandez A new partnership started in July between the students of secutive year. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pelle Mr. & Mrs. Bradly Raiha Mrs. Maureen Rose our school, The Saul and Elaine Seiff Educare Center, and Mr. & Mrs. John Pellegrino Mr. Michael L. Raimondo Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas Rose the participants of our Bohemia Day Habilitation. The As always, our greatest achievements are individual and Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pender Mr. & Mrs. Arsenio Ramos Mrs. Marilyn Rosen programs formed a pre-vocational group where students occur daily within our programs. This is why in our Ms. Lucille Pepe & Mr. Salvatore Gueli Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rampton Ms. Kathleen Rosenbaum Ms. Maria Perciavalle Mr. & Mrs. Peter Ranaudo Mr. & Mrs. Eric Rosenberg work alongside Day Hab participants to help the students annual reports we choose to highlight each program with a Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Perea Mr. & Mrs. Edward Randazzo Jules Rosenberg, Esq. improve precursory prevocational skills, such as sorting personal story. You will read profiles ranging from a child Pereira Concrete Inc. Mr. Herbert J. Rash Mr. & Mrs. Howard Rosenthal and categorizing, and social skills. It’s a valuable experience to a senior. Their ages span a lifetime. So do our programs. Ms. Barbara Pereyo Ms. Helen Rathkamp Ms. Sue Rosler for the children and will assist them with transitioning into Mrs. Providencia Perez Mr. & Mrs. Steven Ratner Mr. & Mrs. Rocco Rossini Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pernice Mr. & Mrs. Donald Rave Ms. Lynn Rothang the community or other various settings upon graduation. Thank you for your support. Mr. & Mrs. George Perotto Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ray Mr. & Mrs. Philip Rothblum You can read more about this new group under the Ms. Felicia Perrone Mrs. Sandra Ray Ms. Ruth A. Rothermel Children’s Services profile in this report. Fred N. Perry, Esq. Ray O’Connor Photography Ms. Gloria Rothstein Peter Marmorato & Sons Mr. John Reardon Mr. Kevin Rourke We expanded the school’s Augmentative Communication Ms. Rosemary Peters Mr. & Mrs. Monte N. Redman Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Rozran Mr. & Mrs. Winslow Peters Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Reekie Mr. & Mrs. Allen Rubin Lab, where assistive technology devices are used to assess Mr. & Mrs. Robert Petito Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Rega Ms. Jill Rubin and help teach children to communicate in their various Mrs. Frances Petrignani Mr. & Mrs. James Regan Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rubino Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pierro Mr. & Mrs. William Reich Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Rudnet 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 5 Contributors Summary of 2009 Accomplishments In February, we formed the AHRC Suffolk 2009 Mr. & Mrs. Bruce McCauley Mr. & Mrs. David Miller Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Napolitano Mr. Kevin McCauley McClave Engineering, P.C. Mr. & Mrs. Bill McCoy Mr. & Mrs. Donald Miller Ms. Sondra Miller Mr. William Miller Nassau County Police Dept. Dr. & Mrs. David Nathan Mrs. Marie Natoli-Odell Foundation to serve as an independent source of funding for the agency. Financial Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McCrain Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McCready Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McCulloch Ms. Maureen McDonagh Minuteman Press Minuteman Press Mr. & Mrs. Frank Mirro Mr. Stanley Mishkin Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Nawrocki Ms. Karen Neese Ms. Patricia Negro Mr. Andrew G. Nelson We finished construction on our 29th residence, a six bed ranch in Coram and we’re currently in the planning stage for our first “Alzheimer’s House”, Activities Mr. & Mrs. Brian McDonald Ms. Marcia Miskell Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Nelson to be built on agency-owned land in Mt. Sinai. Ms. Diane McEvoy Ms. Dorothy Mitchell Ms. Jennifer Nelson Mr. & Mrs. William McGahern Mr. Jerome Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. James Nelson Mr. & Mrs. James McGarry Stephen L. Mitzner, D.D.S. Mrs. Lillian Nelson We laid the groundwork for a Saturday Respite AHRC Suffolk Mr. & Mrs. Neil T. McGoldrick Modern Italian Bakery Mrs. Linda Nelson program. The recreation-based, social and Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McGovern Mrs. Janet Moffitt Ms. Lisa Nelson community integrated program gives close to 40 2900 Veterans Memorial Hwy. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McGrorty Mr. & Mrs. Henry Moisa Ms. Ruth Nelson Mr. & Mrs. George McGuigan Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Moisa Mr. & Mrs. Hans Nepf families added flexibility. Bohemia, NY 11716-1193 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth McHugh Mr. & Mrs. Victor Mole Mrs. Joyce Ness Mr. & Mrs. William McKallip Mr. & Mrs. John Molinari Ms. Susan Neubauer Mr. & Mrs. Richard McKenna Mr. & Mrs. John Molloy Mr. & Mrs. Donald Neuhaus A new pre-vocational group launched in July www.ahrcsuffolk.org Ms. Kelly McLaren Monarch Metal Fabrication, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. L.C. Neve 2009, pairing AHRC students with Day Hab Mr. Patrick McLaughlin Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Mondesir Mr. & Mrs. John Nici participants. Students learn pre-vocational skills Ms. Eileen McNally Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Mondrone Mr. & Mrs. James Nickdow helpful upon graduation. Ms. Jean McNeill Mrs. Rose Monteiro Mr. & Mrs. John Nicolazzi Ms. Anne F. Mead Ms. Julia Montgomery Mr. & Mrs. Arty Nilson Med-Care Associates Mr. & Mrs. Richard Montpetit Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Nobile We expanded the school’s Augmentative Medford Chemists Ms. Maureen Moody Mr. & Mrs. David Nock Communication Lab, and renovated the school’s Ms. Christine Meehan John R. Moon Ms. Christine Nolan multi-sensory room. Mr. & Mrs. John Meehan Ms. Mary Moore Ms. Lydia Nolan Ms. Kate Mees Mr. Richard Moore Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Ms. Lisa Mehl Mr. Thomas Moore Mr. & Mrs. Frank Norce The Chapter’s two largest fundraisers, the Ms. Mary Mehler Mrs. Susanne Moran Mrs. Grace Nordberg Candlelight Ball and the AHRC Golf Meineke Car Care More Consulting Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Norelius Mrs. Teresa Melendez Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Morin North Sea Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. Tournament had good years in a tough Ms. Jill Melicharek Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Mormando Northgate Electric Corporation economic environment. Ms. Adrienne Mellino Ms. Lucille Morreale Marvin Nortman, D.D.S. Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Mellino Mr. Jeffrey Morris Mr. Wayne Novellano Flowerfield Gardens helped their sales and Melville Florist, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Daysman Morris Honorable Lynne C. Nowick Ms. Shari Menachem Mr. Donald Morrish Nu Horizons Electronics Co. visibility through a growing base of on-site Mr. & Mrs. Mendis Ms. Raffaela Morrison Nugent & Potter corporate plant sales and the basket business Mrs. Geraldine Mendolia Mr. & Mrs. Alan Mortensen NVR Consulting showcased a new line of baskets with a new Mrs. Angela Mento Marcy Mostel, M.D. Ms. Patricia Obie Ms. Linda Merkel Ms. Josephine M. Motisi Mr. & Mrs. James O’Brien catalog and increased traffic to the website, Ms. Ann Messina Ms. Marisa Motto Mr. Richard O’Brien www.ahrcstore.com, through a second year Mr. & Mrs. Reginald Metcalf Mr. & Mrs. Gary Muckle Mrs. Ann O’Connell grant with the Google Corporation. Metro Interior Distributors Corp. Ms. Linda Mulholland Oceancrest Diner, Inc. Ms. Janet Metz Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Mullen Ms. Nancy Odierno Mr. & Mrs. Henry Meyer Ms. Karen Mulligan Mr. Alfred O’Donnell Mr. & Mrs. Robert Meyer Munro Music Inc. Mr. & Mrs. John O’Donnell Mrs. Marie Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Murnane Ms. Sally O’Donnell Mr. & Mrs. George Meyers Mrs. Jacqueline Murphy Ms. Virginia Odrechowski Ms. Margaret Meyers Ms. Patricia Murphy Mr. & Mrs. William O’Dwyer Mr. & Mrs. Frank Meyers Mrs. Susan Murphy Official Offset Corp. Mica World Mr. & Mrs. William B. Murray Mr. John O’Hara Ms. Mary Michaelis Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mushorn Ms. Julia O’Hara Mrs. Yvonne Michalowski Dr. Seymour Musiker Mr. & Mrs. Francis O’Hare Mr. & Mrs. George Michels N.M.P. Planning Company Mr. & Mrs. Ron O’Keefe Micro Master Corp. Nail Art Of Northport Mr. & Mrs. Kevin O’Leary Middle Country Pediatrics, LLP Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Namias Mrs. Theresa O’Leary Ms. Maryanne Milbauer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Napoli Mr. & Mrs. Frank Oliveri Participants performing custodial work. Circa 1978. 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 6 Contributors Revenues Ms. Marisa Kohen Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kohnen Ms. Rachel Leonardi Mr. & Mrs. William Leonardi Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Magnemi Mr. Daniel Mahoney Mr. & Mrs. Frank Kominsky Ms. Debbie Lessuk Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Maier Statement of Profit and Loss Ms. Nancy Komnick Letter Perfect Graphics, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. William Maier Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Koos Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Levenbaum Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Maldonado for the Year Ending December 31, 2009 Mr. & Mrs. Francis Koppeis Mr. & Mrs. James Lever Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Mallilo Ms. Audrey C. Koppos Ira Levine, Esq. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Mancuso Dr. Charles Korrol Ms. Leonore LeVine Ms. Jaquelyn Mandel 2009 2008 Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Kos Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Levine Mr. Doug Manditch Mrs. Josephine Kosiczky Diana Levy Ms. Barbara Manganaro ICFs $16,140,152 $ 16,080,755 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Koubek Ms. Diane Levy Mr. & Mrs. Frank Maniscalco Service Coordination 1,898,419 1,884,937 Ms. Evelyn Koudal Ms. Iris Lewis Mrs. Patricia Marcello Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Kowalchuk LIACS Mr. & Mrs. Michael Marconi IRAs (Community Residences) 12,387,876 12,149,950 Dr. & Mrs. Gerald J. Kowitt Ms. Dora Licari Mr. Craig Marcott Mr. & Mrs. George Krall Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Lichtenberger Mr. & Mrs. Keith Marcott Blended OPTS 2,872,967 2,549,629 Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Kravchenko Mr. & Mrs. Barry Lieberman Ms. Michalina Margas Day Habilitation 16,473,126 14,583,936 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kreindler Mrs. Bernice Liesegang Mr. Craig Margolis Ms. Deborah Kruk Honorable & Mrs. William Lindsay Mr. Philip Mariani Work Activities 5,719,204 8,891,716 Mr. & Mrs. Paul Krusell Ms. Elaine K. Lindstadt Mr. Craig Marino 5,142,747 Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Kubernat Ms. Kitty Link Mr. Justin Marino Children’s Services 5,254,697 Mr. & Mrs. Donald Kubicsko Mr. & Mrs. William Link Ms. Susan Markee Grants 1,314,306 1,563,585 Kudrick’s Auto Repair Ltd. Ms. Hortense B. Lippman Ms. Maria Marmorato Mrs. Patricia Kuhn Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Smith Mr. Albert Marohn Fund Raising 14,377* 650,699 Mr. Raymond Kuhn Mrs. Veronica Lizzul Mr. & Mrs. Robert Marrazzo Other 171,327 13,892 Mr. & Mrs. George Kulik Ms. Barbara Lobdel Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Marrone Mr. George Kurs Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Lockard Mr. & Mrs. Edward Marrs L.I. Hardware Mr. Guadalupe Loduca Martakis & Demou, CPA $ 63,511,846 L.I.P.G. Inc. Ms. Kathleen Lofgren Ms. Nicole Martignette Total $62,246,451 Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Laboe Mr. & Mrs. Robert Loggia Ms. Linda F. Martin Mr. Andrew Lachacz Mr. & Mrs. Stuart London Mr. & Mrs. Michael Martin Mr. & Mrs. Scott Ladd Ms. Amy Loper Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Martinez *Shows amount before formation of the Suffolk AHRC Foundation, Inc. in February 2009 Mr. Benedetto Laiacona Mr. & Mrs. Victor Lopez Mrs. Joyce Martini Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lamura Ms. Virginia Lopez Mr. Mike Martucci Landscapes by Bob Dohne Inc. Ms. Lori LoRocco Ms. Kelli Maruca Mr. & Mrs. Gerald T. Lane Mr. & Mrs. Walter Lott Ms. Lovail Marvin Fund Raising 0% Mr.Albert A. Lang Lou Maddaloni Jewelers, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Donald Marx Grants 2% Ms. Linda Lang Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Loughlin Mr. & Mrs. James Marzuillo Other 0% Ms. Carol M. Lanzano Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Loukides Ms. Dorothy Massen Children’s Services Ms. Lois LaRocco Mr. Charles Lourine Mr. Howard Massey 8% Larry Conley & Associates Ms. Maryann Lov MassMutual Agents Financial Group Mr. & Mrs. Lou Larsen Ms. LRC Dodard Ms. Marie Mastrodi Day Habilitation Work Activities Mrs. Carol Lasher Ms. Barbara Luberoff Mrs. Catherine Matthews 9% Mr. Robert Lasher Mr. Raymond Lucas Mr. & Mrs. James Matthews 26% Ms. Cynthia Latchford Mr. & Mrs. Steven Lucchetti Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Matusewicz Blended OPTS Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Latona Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Luciano Mr. & Mrs. Martin Mauro 5% Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Lavin Mr. & Mrs. Garry Luerssen Mr. & Mrs. Edward May Mr. Stephen Lavinio Mrs. Maureen Lukas Mr. & Mrs. Everette Mayer Mr. & Mrs. Edwin A. Lawlor Ms. Dana Luther Bruce R. Mayerson, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Lazarus Ms. Pat Lynch Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Mazzariello Mr. & Mrs. Micheal Le Vine Mrs. Anna Lynch-McGeady Mr. & Mrs. Frank Mazzella Service Coordination Mrs. Mary Leavy M. Schwartz & Son, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Fred Mazzella 3% Mrs. Anna Lee Mr. & Mrs. Robert Macdowell Mr. & Mrs. George Mazzella IRAs 20% Ms. Geraldine Lee Mr. Tom MacGilvray Ms. Judy McAllister Mr. James Lee Mr. & Mrs. Robert MacIntosh Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McAsey Legacy Business Consulting Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Mackey Mr. & Mrs. Eugene McAvoy Legend Development Services, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Henry MacLellan Mr. & Mrs. Richard McCaffrey Ms. Ann Lehuta Ms. Melissa Macri Mr. & Mrs. Michael McCall ICFs 27% Mr. Walter Lemp Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Madarasz McCall Medical, Inc. Ms. Lois Lengenfelder Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Madill Mr. Kevin McCarren Mr. Natale Leo Mr. & Mrs. John Magee Ms. Elise McCarthy 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 7 Contributors Ms. Laura Heacox Mrs. Doris Healy Mrs. Alice Hydell Mr. & Mrs. Silvio Iaboni Ms. Deanna Kane Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kane Expenses Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Heerbrandt Mr. Patrick Iadereste Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Kapalko Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Heinlein Ms. Michele Iallonardi Mr. Alvin Kaplan Statement of Profit and Loss Mr. & Mrs. Glen Held IFAHPF, Inc. A.R. Karalitzky F Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Hellberg iGive.com Holdings, LLC Ms. Cathy Karcher for the Year Ending December 31, 2009 Mr. & Mrs. David Heller Mr. & Mrs. Louis Infantino Marge Kassay Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Henderson Mr. & Mrs. Steven Ingerman Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Kastner Mr. & Mrs. William Hennessy Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ingoglia Mr. Donald Jay Katz 2009 2008 Mr. Matthew Hennessy Insight Vision Center Ltd. Ms. Marilyn Katz Mrs. Muriel Herbrecht Mrs. MaryJo Iovino Mr. & Mrs. Lucas Fifield ICFs $14,477,738 $ 15,111,059 Mr. Ronald Hernandez Ms. Jeanne Isaksson Mr. Ben Katzen Mrs. Kim Herold Island Steel & Detailing Ms. Diane Kaye Service Coordination 1,706,549 1,694,577 Mr. Alan Herrick Island Technology Mr. & Mrs. Yoshisuke Kedoin IRAs (Community Residences) 11,506,867 12,624,675 Ms. Jeanne Herrick Island Wholesale Florist Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Keefe Mr. & Mrs. Jon Herrick Islip Smithtown Chapter of Unico National, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Keen Blended OPTS 3,163,761 2,811,760 Mr. Paul Herrick Inc. Ms. Anne Keenan Mr. & Mrs. Robert Herrick Ivy Acres, Inc. Mr. Roger Keizerstein & Ms. Rosalind Swezey Day Habilitation 15,504,330 15,430,324 Mr. Steven Herrick J&M Long Island, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kelaher Ms. Lois Heuer J&M Towing & Recovery, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. William Keller Work Activities 7,629,185 7,900,051 Mrs. Eileen Higgins J&W Accounting Services Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Kelly Children’s Services 6,186,916 6,007,463 Hildreth’s Glass Inc. J. Peat & Associates, Inc. Ms. Ingeborg Kelly Ms. Diana Hille J. Tortorella Swimming Pools, Inc. Ms. Jean-Marie Kelly Grants 1,573,770 1,626,785 Janet Hiller, M.D. JAC Hair Cutters, Inc. Mrs. June Kelly Hill’s Automotive Service Center, Inc. Ms. Gertrude Jachowdik Mr. Thomas Kelly Fund Raising 331,340 341,540 Mr. Christopher Hilton Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Edward Kemp Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hines Ms. Marianne Jacobs Mr. Francis X. Kennedy Hi-Tech Optical Co. Mr. Matthew Jacobs Ms. Regina Kenney Total $62,080,456 $ 63,548,234 Mr. & Mrs. James Hoagland Mr. & Mrs. Allan Jacobsen Kent Medical Inc. Ms. Helen Hoelen Mr. & Mrs. Michael Jagessar Mr. & Mrs. George Kessler Mr. Richard Hoesten Mrs. Mary Jane Jaklitsch Mr. & Mrs. Warren Kessler Ms. Marilyn Hoffman James Dunn Contracting, Inc. Kevin L. Beale & Associates Inc. Ernest Hoffmann Mr. & Mrs. Frank Jaronczyk Ms. Marie D. Keyes Ms. Patricia Hoffmann Ms. Ann Marie Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. Julius Kieves Mr. & Mrs. John Holden Mr. & Mrs. Mark Jepsky Mr. Tim Kildale Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Dawkins Jet Sanitation Service Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Roderick Kincaid Fund Raising 1% Mr. & Mrs. Harold Holdorf Mr. Conan Jewett Mr. & Mrs. John King Grants 3% Ms. Donna Holler Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Jewett Mr. & Mrs. T. Scott King Children’s Services Mr. Olav Holthe Mrs. Crystal Johansen Ms. Lise King 10% Melanie Homenick John Stanley Office Equipment Mr. & Mrs. Richard King Ms. Betsy Honeycutt John Winkeler Associates, Inc. Ms. Joan Kirby Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Honig Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Johnson Mr. & Mrs. William Kirchberger Day Habilitation Ms. Debbie Hooks Mr. & Mrs. Donald Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Barry Kirsch 24% Work Activities Mr. & Mrs. John Hoolahan Ms. Joyce Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Kirschbaum 12% Mr. William Hoover Mr. & Mrs. John Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kister Mr. & Mrs. William Hope Mrs. Ruth Johnson Kiwanis Club of Amityville Ms. Margaret Hoppe Mr. Brian Johnston Kiwanis Club of Northport- East Northport Blended OPTS Mr. Thomas Hourigan Mr. John Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Richard Klamis 5% Ms. Mary Jane Howe Flaith Ms. Audrey Jones Mrs. Katherine L. Klaum Ms. Margaret A. Huber Mrs. Mildred Jones Kleet Lumber Co., Inc. Service Coordination Mrs. Dianne Huenlich Mr. & Mrs. Kris Jorgenson Mrs. Rosemary Klein 3% Ms. June Huether Ms. Edwige Joseph Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Klepper Ms. Meghan Hughes Joseph T. Matthews & Associates Mrs. Charlotte Klodaski Mr. & Mrs. John Hull Ms. Jean Joule Knights of Columbus - Fr. Thomas A. Judge IRAs 19% Mr. & Mrs. Fred Zvinys Mrs. & Mr. Bernadine Juliano #6893 Ending Net Assets: Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Hunter Mr. & Mrs. Harold Juman Knights of Columbus- Christ the King/ Fr. Mr. John Hunter K.O. Yogurt Inc. Anthony J. Foley ICFs 23% 2009 - $7,855,217 Mr. & Mrs. Gary Huntley Dr. & Mrs. Donald Kahn Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Koch 2008 - $7,827,469 Ms. Theresa Hurst Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kalogridis Ms. Marisa Koehn 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 8 Vocational Training Contributors Mr. & Mrs. John Ferrer Ms. Beverly Geiger Mrs. Mary J. Greaux Steven Kuhn, 42, enrolled in AHRC’s Mrs. Billie Fihrer Ms. Adriene Gentile Mr. & Mrs. Albert Greco vocational training program in April Mr. & Mrs. Michael Filosa Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Gentile Mrs. Helen Greco 2009. Steven possessed a history of work Ms. Bonnie Filshie Ms. Phyllis George Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Greene Fine Surgical Instruments Inc. Ms. Susan Geraci Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Greenhut experience from accompanying his father, Ms. Maryann Fiorelli Mr. & Mr. Peter Gershon Mrs. Sandra Gregg a contractor, to various worksites. A Mr. & Mrs. Fred Fisch Mr. & Mrs. John Gerstmann Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gries vocational evaluation team felt that Steven Mr. & Mrs. David Fischer Mr. & Mrs. Gabriele Gervino Mr. & Mrs. Donald Grimes wasn’t yet ready for a job in the community, Mrs. Gerda Fiscina Ms. Catherine Getches Mr. & Mrs. Marc Grodinsky and a structured program to assist him Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Fishman Barbara Gettinger Mr. Robert Gropper Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fitzpatrick Mr. Benjamin Giambalvo Mr. Jay Grossman with controlling his impulsivity would Mr. Paul Fitzpatrick Mrs. Claire Giammarese Mrs. Anna Mae Grosso benefit him in finding and maintaining a Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Fitzsimons Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Giammarino Mr. & Mrs. John Grube job in the future. Mr. & Mrs. John Flanagan Mr. & Mrs. Mike Giangrasso Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Guadagnoli Mr. Donald Flynn Ms. Diane Gianni Mr. & Mrs. Gasper Gualberti Steven joined AHRC’s Bohemia Clean Mr. Michael Focazio Ms. Mary Giaquinto Mrs. Eleanor Guarno Mr. Alan Fogg Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Giardina Mr. William Guarno Team, part of the agency’s vocational Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore Fontana Mr. & Mrs. Michael Giarraputo Ms. Joanne Gubitosi training program. He worked on appro- Ms. Karen K. Forstell Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Giattino Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gucciardo priate job behavior, following a routine Ms. Patricia Forsythe Mr. & Mrs. John Gibbs Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Guida and working independently. He also Mr. & Mrs. Seymour Fox Mr. & Mrs. George Gillespie Mr. & Mrs. Mario Guidi performed various vocational skills, which Mr. & Mrs. John Fox Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gilliard Mr. & Mrs. Guy Guido Mr. & Mrs. Carl Franckowski Mr. William Gillis Mrs. Albertine Guild was nothing new for Steven. Frank J. Fabio, CPA, P.C. Mrs. Anna Marie Gilmour Guillo Pool Service Ms. Patricia Freier Mr. & Mrs. Frank Giordano Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Gulino “We were all very impressed with the way Fresh Brick Inc. Ms. Deborah Gioso Mr. & Mrs. Victor Gumper Steven could not only address a problem, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Friedheim Giove Funeral Home, Inc. Ms. Lisa Gurcan like water on the floor, but go two steps Ms. Gloria Friedland Mr. & Mrs. Sergio Giovina Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Gurfein Mr. & Mrs. Jack Friedman Ms. Antoinette Girardi Mr. Alton Gusha ahead and get the mop and caution sign so Ms. Jean Friedman Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Giuffre Mr. Richard J. Gutkes people wouldn’t slip and fall,” said Joan Mrs. Jennifer Friedman Giuseppe A Nigro Lodge #2234 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Guzy Dunn, an AHRC Client Coordinator. Ms. Kathleen Frigiola Mr. & Mrs. George Glasburgh Mr. & Mrs. Gurden Haber Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Froessel Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Glass Mr. & Mrs. John Hack Ray Kuhn, Steven’s father, wasn’t surprised. Funding Factory Recycling Program Dr. Dean Glasser, D.D.S. Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Hackett Mr. & Mrs. Albert Funkhouser Mr. & Mrs. Robert Glasser Mr. & Mrs. James Haddon He said Steven was always a good worker Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Furey Mr. & Mrs. Jerard Glennon Ms. Mary Jo Haeg but could get distracted at times. Steven’s Ms. Mary Furst Mr. & Mrs. Sebastian Glianna Mr. & Mrs. S. Robert Haffner vocational instructors helped him with Mr. & Mrs. William Futtersak Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Gobbi Mr. & Mrs. William Hafker staying on task. Mr. Kuhn said he noticed Ms. Joyce Gabriele Mr. & Mrs. John Gobler Mr. & Mrs. Frank Hager a greater “self-confidence” in Steven since Mr. & Mrs. R. Gadue Mrs. Violet Godino Mrs. Michele Hahn Mr. George Gaiser Mr. Frank Goehle, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Haight joining the AHRC program. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gall Ms. Karen Goff Mr. & Mrs. R. Alan Haines Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Gallagher Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Goldbaum Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Hallock Steven will bring what he learned with the Mr. James Gallagher Mr. & Mrs. Steven Goldberg Mrs. Barbara Halpern Clean Team to his next stop. A recent Ms. Leona Gallagher Michael P. Golden Ms. Elizabeth Halton vocational assessment deemed Steven Mrs. Patricia Gallagher Mr. Michael Goldin Mrs. Margaret Halton Mr. & Mrs. Peter Galletto Mr. Jordan Goldman Mr. & Mrs. Bob Hammer ready for a job in the community. Ms. Mary Gallicchio Mr. & Mrs. John Gonser Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Hampton Mr. William Galligan Ms. Melissa Gonzalez Mr. James Hands Our Vocational Training Program offers Mr. & Mrs. John Gannon Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Gordon Ms. Mary Hanley adults with developmental disabilities real Mr. & Mrs. Michael Garcia Ms. Debbie Gordy Mrs. Regina Hansel work experience at AHRC on-premise work Ms. Joanna Garfi Mrs. Marianna Gosk Mr. James J. Harford Mr. Kevin Gates Robert Gottlieb, D.P.M. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hargreaves centers. Corporations, large and small, out- Gathering Strathmore Woodridge Terrace Mrs. Alice Goulet Mrs. Marilyn Hart source packaging and assembling jobs to this Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Gaunay Mrs. Gale Graffe Harvey A. Freedman D.P.M. P. C. program. These contracts provide men and Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Gaveglia Ms. Rosemarie Gramb Mr. Axel Hasse women with opportunities to learn a variety of Mr. Eric Gebaide Mrs. Ann Grande Ms. Mary Hassett vocational skills that can ultimately lead to Mr. & Mrs. Grant Geelan Ms. Patricia Graver Ms. Evelyn Hassman competitive employment. Ms. Thersa Geher Great AmericanOpportunity Ms. Josephine Hawkins 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 9 Contributors Supported Employment Mr. & Mrs. Del Crawshaw Mrs. Marianne DeLisle Mr. Kevin Dunne John Biglin is a floor maintenance worker at Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Crowley Mr. & Mrs. John Dell Ms. Tara Dunworth Ms. Genevieve Cruise Barbara Della Croce Mr. & Mrs. Paul Duttge National Paper, a Bohemia-based wholesaler of Ms. Roxana Cruz Ms. Susan Delli Gatti Mr. & Mrs. Donald Dwyer pressure sensitive labels. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Cullin Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore DeLuca Ms. Darlene Dyber Ms. Christine Cullum Ms. Frances K. Demarest Mr. & Mrs. Erik Dyson “I like it a lot here. I like the people, the boss,” Mr. Charles Cummings, Sr. Ms. Danielle Dempsey Mr. Joseph Dzugas said John. Ms. Mary Cunneen Mr. & Mrs. Steven Denmark Mr. & Mrs. Russell Ebner Mr. & Mrs. Paul Cunningham Shoshanah Denniston Mr. Ernest Edricks Mr. & Mrs. Frank Curatolo Mr. & Mrs. John DePompeo Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Ehlin “When he interviewed I was very comfortable Mr. & Mrs. Dominick Curcio Mr. Joseph DeRiso Ms. Mary Ehrle with him,” said Steve Manno, President of Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Curtin Mr. & Mrs. Robert DeRosa Mr. Fredric Eisenberg National Paper, smiling as he recalled how John Mr. & Mrs. William Cusack Mr. & Mrs. Thomas DeSensi Mr. & Mrs. George Eisenhauer showed up to his interview in a shirt and tie. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cusimano Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Desimone Dr. & Mrs. Mark Eisner Mrs. Gloria Cuzzi Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Devaney Electrical Inspection Service, Inc. John is one of over 120 AHRC participants who Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Czachor Mr. & Mrs. James Devine Mrs. Cynthia Eletto Ms. Ronnie Czybora Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Di Orio Mr. & Mrs. George Elkin work at a meaningful and fulfilling job in the D.B. Automotive Care Corp Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Dickter Mr. & Mrs. Robert Elliott community through the agency’s Supported D.B.L. Center, Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Diesso Mrs. Miriam Elliott Employment Program. When he was first hired, D.C.F. Inc. DiFazio Electric, Inc. Emerald Professional Protection an AHRC intensive job coach helped John learn Mr. John Dahl Mr. & Mrs. Vincent DiFilippi Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Emery his job responsibilities and commuting routine. Mr. & Mrs. Gianfranco Dal Collo Mr. & Mrs. John DiGangi Empire Electronics, Inc. Ms. Alyce Daly Mr. & Mrs. Matthew DiGianni Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Engel Now Noreen Hewson, John’s follow-along Mr. & Mrs. Darrell Damboise Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Discorsi Ms. Joanne Engelhardt coach, routinely checks in on him, making sure Ms. Helen S. Behrens Damm Ms. Jean Dix Mr. & Mrs. Roy G. Engels both John and management are happy. Ms. Holly J. Dangelillo Dix Hills Air Conditioning Mr. & Mrs. Allen Entin Mr. Wayne Daniels Ms. Joanne Dobbs Epoch 5 Marketing, Inc. “Usually I visit John two to three times a month Mrs. Cecilia Danisi Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Dofflemeyer Mr. Domenick Ercolano just to make sure he’s on task, sometimes more Ms. Victoria Danisi Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Doherty Ms. Cheryl Ernst Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Dank Mr. & Mrs. Rocco Domino Mr. & Mrs. Walter Erwood if his job changes,” said Ms. Hewson, which is Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Dankner Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Donaghy Mr. & Mrs. Chester Esnes the current situation. John is about to learn how Mrs. Dolores D’Anna Ms. Aileen Donato Mrs. Vera T. Esposito to clean the glass-plated windows at the front of Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Dansker Ms. Kristina Donellan Mrs. Kathleen Estramonte building. Darling Shoe Corporation Mrs. Donna Donnelly Eugene Kurzrok Agency Dash Medical Gloves, Inc. Ms. Michelle Donnelly Mr. Henry Euler According to John, his favorite part of his job is Ms. Donna DaSilva Mrs. Camille Donofrio Mr. & Mrs. Paul Evans Mrs. Ellen Daub Mr. & Mrs. George Donohue Ms. Carrie V. Evento using the floor sweeper, a large Zamboni-style Ms. Jennifer Daub Ms. Lynn Donohue Mr. & Mrs. William Ewe machine that he guides down the aisles of Mr. & Mrs. Pete Davey Mrs. Marilyn Donohue Expo Services Ltd. National Paper’s warehouse. Plus, there are other Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Davey Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Donovan Mr. Stephen Ezzo perks. “The Christmas party was at Dave and Mr. & Mrs. Gennaro Davide Mr. & Mrs. Frank Donroe F&M Instant Printing Corp Buster’s. I got a bonus on the holidays. They Ms. Doreen Davidson Martin S. Dorfman, Esq. F. Giordano Scholarship Fund treat me good here. They treat me like family,” Mrs. Katharine Davis Mrs. Jean Doski Richard Faber, D.D.S. Ms. Kim Davis Ms. Marcia Doti Mr. & Mrs. Michael Faherty John said. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Davis Mr. & Mrs. Peter Dougherty Mr. & Mrs. Seth Falley Mr. Albert Dawson Ms. Tara Dougherty Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Famularo “He’s worked out very well. Always on time, Ms. Carole De Nove Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Douglas Far Away Travel Service always ready to work,” Mr. Manno said. Mr. Louis DeBenedittis Mrs. Arthelma Drake Ms. Nancy Fargardo Mr. & Mrs. Robert DeDeyn Mr. Archer Drew Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Farina Ms. Leslie Degnan Mrs. Edna Drewisis Ms. Phyllis Farmer Through a unique employment service Mr. & Mrs. Joseph DeGregoria Mr. & Mrs. John Driscoll Mr. Sal Farrugia, Jr. called AHRC’s Supported Employment/ Ms. Fran DeGroot Drs. Guida and Savino LLP Ms. JoAnn Fasanello Job Placement Services, adults are carefully Mrs. Mary Jane A. Deignan Mr. & Mrs. Robert Druckenmiller Ms. Dorothy Faszczewski Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas DeJosia Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Dugan Mr. & Mrs. Louis Fattorusso matched with businesses by skill level and work Mr. Anthony Del Broccolo Mr. Bob Duke Mr. Carl Faust setting. Specially trained job coaches facilitate the Mrs. Olympia Del Broccolo Mr. & Mrs. George Dunn Ms. Linda Fazio new employee’s transition into the community. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Delach Ms. Joan Dunn Ms. Frances Feddersen These coaches provide intensive on-the-job Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Del Broccolo Mr. & Mrs. James Dunn Mr. & Mrs. Richard Feinberg training at the employer’s site and continuous Mr. & Mrs. Clayton DeLieto Mrs. Carol Dunne Ms. Danyele Ferrara follow-along extended services. 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 10 Day Habilitation Contributors Bracken & Margolin, LLP Col. & Mrs. William Campfield Mr. John Cicalo Since 2006, Michael Peterkin, 29, has been a Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bradbury Mr. & Mrs. Frank Candia Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cincotta part of a small group of Lakeland Day Mr. Michael Bragina Mrs. Josephine Cannata Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Cipullo Habilitation participants who volunteer weekly Ms. Madeline Brajuha Ms. Karen Cannella Ms. Karen Citrangolo Mrs. Jane Brandt Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cannone City Tire Auto Center, Inc. at the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Dr. Ronald Braun, D.D.S. Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore Cannone Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Claesen Hamptons, located in Hampton Bays. They cut Mr. & Mrs. Marc Breier Ms. Sheila Capell Mrs. Emily Clancy assorted fruits vegetables into cubes small Mrs. Gertrude Brewer Harvey Caplin, D.D.S. P.C. Mr. & Mrs. Chester Clark enough for the rehabilitating animals to eat. Bright Side Electrical Service Inc. Ms. Carol Caporusso Mr. Ryan Clark Ms. Phyllis Brill Cappy’s Carpet, Inc. Ms. Maureen Clarke Mr. & Mrs. Harold Brockbank Mr. Frank Capuano Classic Galleries “They all look forward to coming here, it never Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Brodie Mrs. Norene Capute Ms. Audrey Clements gets boring to them,” said Iris Llodrat, a Ms. Barbara Brodsky Ms. Virginia Caputo Coach RE Associates, Inc. Lakeland Community Integration Specialist. Brookhaven Agency, Inc. Ms. Lisa Caracciolo Coan’s Landscaping Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Brown Mrs. Marilyn Carall Ms. Joanne Cocivera Mr. Dennis Brown Mr. & Mrs. James Caravella Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Cody The rescue center staff works with the partici- Mrs. Florence Brown Mr. & Mrs. Gustavo Cardenas Mr. Jeff Cohen pants, taking the time to answer questions Mr. & Mrs. Robert Brown Mr. & Mrs. Roger Cardo Mr. & Mrs. Julius Cohen about why particular animals need to eat Ms. Ms. Kathy Brown Cardo Site Development, Inc. Mr. Lawrence Cohen, Jr. certain foods to regain their strength, how Brueggemann Funeral Home Mrs. Mary F. Carey Mr. & Mrs. Milton Cohen Ms. Jean Bruno Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Carilli Mr. & Mrs. Stafford Cohen specific injuries are addressed, and how long Ms. Linda Bruno Mr. & Mrs. James Carpenter Ms. Rosemary Cole each animal’s stay will be before they are Brunswick Appraisal Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Carter Ms. Katherine Coletto released back into the wild. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Bucaro Ms. Mary Carter Mr. Frank Colli Ms. Susan Buckheit Mrs. G. Carol Case Mrs. Corinne Collorone “I love having them here,” said Annette Mr. Roy Buckley Ms. Jeanine Case-Fazzini Colonial Wire and Cable Mr. William Buckley Mr. & Mrs. John Casey Communication Remediation, P.C. Kearney, Office Manager at the rescue center. Budpak Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Casimir Ms. Sheila Comparetto Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Buell Mr. Christopher Castellano Ms. Anita Composanto She said if there is enough food stored, the Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bunning Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Castellino Liza Concepcion participants sometimes clean out the empty Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Buonaiuto Ms. Sharon Catalanotto Mr. & Mrs. Robert Coniglio Mr. & Mrs. Gary Buonavita Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cavaliere Ms. Liboria Coniglio cages and make new pine needle beds for future Ms. Jean Burke Ms. Kristen Celender Mr. & Mrs. John Connor patients. Mr. Richard Burlow Ms. Marie Centanni Conrads On The Bay Inc Mrs. Betty Burns Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Mr. & Mrs. Robert Conroy “I like the animals,” said Michael. Through this Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Burrello Centereach Lumber Company Mr. & Mrs. Frank Consiglio Mr. & Mrs. Russell L. Burton Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cerami Mr. Craig Cooper volunteer project, he’s been in proximity to Mr. & Mrs. Michael Busby Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cerar Mr. & Mrs. Philip Cooper owls, sea birds, possums, deer and turtles. Butler Woodcrafters Mrs. Grace Cerillo Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Coppola Mrs. Betty Buttacavoli Ms. Rose Cerrone Ms. Susan Corazzini According to Dianne Huenlich, Lakeland Mrs. Joan Byrne Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cerruti Mrs. Denise Corby Program Administrator, Michael has benefitted Mr. & Mrs. William Byrnes Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP Ms. Donna Cordovano Cafarelli Agency Ltd. Ms. Cindy Cesare Mr. & Mrs. Robert Corkhill greatly from this experience. She said, “Michael James P. Calamis, Esq. Mrs. Claudia Cesare Ms. Nan D. Corliss sometimes has difficulty focusing on tasks. The Mrs. Pauline Calcasola Mr. Gennaro Cestra Ms. Bertie Mae Cornigans explicit instructions and important purpose of Ms. Jeanette Calder Mr. Henry Chan Mr. & Mrs. Edward Corrigan aiding the rehabilitating animals has helped Mr. Jimmy Calderone Ms. Karen Chanda Ms. Cecilia Corrigan Mrs. Phyllis Caldicott Ms. Elaine Chang Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Corrigan him personally.” Mr. & Mrs. Murray Calichman Ms. Carol Chapman Mr. Angelo Corso & Ms. Grace Diaz Mr. Marion Callaghan & Ms. Kathleen Mrs. Irene Charles Mr. & Mrs. Peter Cosentino For those men and women who are not ready or Samito Ms. Michele Chattaway Mrs. Margaret Cosentino choose not to participate in vocational training, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Callatone Mr. & Mrs. James Cheser Mrs. Antonia Cosme Mr. Thomas Calo Ms. Patricia Chesser Mr. & Mrs. Richard Costa AHRC offers Day Habilitation. Here Mr. Lou T. Camassa Mr. & Mrs. Vito Chiari Mr. Arthur W. Costanzo individuals learn the skills necessary to pursue Mr. & Mrs. Louis Camilleri Mrs. Joan Chicosky Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Costello personal interests and life goals. Satisfying and Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cammarano Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Cianflone Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Costello rewarding connections in the community are Mr. & Mrs. Angel Camoglino Mrs. Susan Cianflone Mrs. Rae Coy available and encouraged. In addition, clinical Camp Candy Corp. Ms. Christina Ciavarella Mr. & Mrs. James Craig services are provided where needed. Nicholas Vincent Campasano, Esq. Ms. Karen Ciavarella Mr. & Mrs. Harrington Cramer 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 11 Contributors Mr. & Mrs. Louis Sindone Always Better Grown Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Becker Sklar Instruments Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Amato Ms. Janice Becker Sovereign Bank Mr. & Mrs. David Ambler Mr. Philip Becker Mr. & Mrs. Brian Stone Ms. Mary R. Ambron Mr. & Mrs. Craig Beckjord Sugih Instrumendo Abadi, PT. Mr. & Mrs. William Amendolare Mr. & Mrs. William Behling Mrs. Margaret Swaine America’s Charities Mr. & Mrs. Steven Beinhorn Dr. Modesta Tako Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. Ames Mr. & Mrs. Paul Bellacera The Weeks Lerman Group Amityville Fire Department Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Belliveau The Workplace Group Mr. William Andes Mr. & Mrs. John Bellontine Mr. & Mrs. Albert Thuro Tara Anglim Ms. Lucy Bencivenga Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Angrisano Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Benedetti Van Blerck Photography Anmuth Medical International Benit Fuel Sales & Service, Inc. Mr. James Vichot Mr. & Mrs. Mark Antman Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bennert Vormittag Associates Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Antorino Mrs. Marilyn Bennett Mr. John Walderman Dr. Robin Araujo Mr. & Mrs. George Benzinger Mr. & Mrs. George Walling Mr. & Mrs. Ignazio Arcuri Mrs. Martha D. Bergen Mr. Neal Weingart Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Arens Mr. & Mrs. Louis Bergman Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Wilcox Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Arens Mr. & Mrs. Scott Berke Mrs. Julia Witkowsky Mr. & Mrs. William Arens Mr. Mark Bernstein World Cup Concrete Corp. Ms. Christina Argentina BESOBESO Events Mr. & Mrs. Costa Xystris Aristo Creative Consultants, Ltd. Best Brothers Petroleum Inc. Mr. & Mrs. George Aronson Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bevilacqua Arrow Security Systems, Inc. Beyond Expectation, LLC Friends Arthur Edwards Pool & Spa Centre Ms. Yvonne Biagioni (Under $500) Mr. & Mrs. John Aulet Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Bickelman Ms. Yvonne Auricchio Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bienenstein 205 East Main Co. Ms. Ann Austein Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bierman Mrs. Rose Aalto Axelrod & Cherveny, Architects Mr. & Mrs. James Biggane Mr. & Mrs. Charles Abarno Mr. Gary Axelrod Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Biglin Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Abate Mr. & Mrs. Robert Babstock Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Bigotti Ms. Kelley Abbondondello Ms. Theresa Bacaris Mr. & Mrs. Michael Billings Mr. & Mrs. Norman Abzug Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bacher Mrs. Priscilla Bilous Ms. Vicki Acardi Mr. Paul Baday Mr. & Mrs. Robert Birdsall Ace Marketing & Promotions, Inc. Mr. Jay Baitz Birdsong Medical Sales, Inc. Mrs. Monserrate Acevedo Mr. & Mrs. Richard Baker Ms. Sandra Bitz Mr. & Mrs. Harry Ackerman Mr. & Mrs. Italo Balacich Mrs. Jeanne R. Bivona Mr. & Mrs. Richard Adams Carol & Donald Ballan Mr. Joseph Bivona Senior Day Hab Adams Cyclery Inc. Patricia & Donald Ballan Mr. & Mrs. Donald Bjornsen Mr. & Mrs. Henry Adelwerth Mr. & Mrs. Robert Banas Mr. & Mrs. John Blake Mrs. Yolanda Adkins Mr. & Mrs. Michael Baran Mr. Samuel Blankenship Dr. Albert Adler Mr. & Mrs. Michael Barbaro Mr. & Mrs. Steven Blasko ADP Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Barbash Ms. Alice Blaustein Mrs. Lucy Agnello Mrs. Henrietta Barnes Mr. Benjamin Bliss After working for twenty five years in AHRC’s She also loves the community aspect of senior day hab. “I Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Agoglia Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Barone Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Blumenthal Westhampton Beach Work Center, Diane Walderman, love going out on trips,” she said. Bingo and the café at Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Agostisi Mrs. Irene Barta Boardy Barn Corp. Air Techniques 59, volunteered to join the Senior Day Hab program. Riverhead Tanger Mall are two of her favorites. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Barton Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Buttelman Mr. Thomas Aird, Jr. Ms. Camie Barz Bohemia Work Activities Ten Ms. Walderman recalled, “I asked if I could do some- Mr. & Mrs. Mohammad Akhtar Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Basil Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Bonasera thing else. I said, ‘I had enough of this.’” “You can go at your own pace here. This doesn’t feel like A L Jacobsen Funeral Home Inc. Ms. Lisa Basile Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bond work. It feels like playtime. That’s the way I look at it.” Aladdin Petroleum Corp Mrs. Jeanne Bass Ms. Frances Bonell When asked what she liked about her new surroundings, Albertson Marine Inc. Ms. Anne Batky Mr. Steve Bornschein Ms. Lenore Alese she said, “everything.” Since she joined the senior pro- Mr. Robert Batky Mr. & Mrs. Frank Borracci Mr. & Mrs. Alan Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Batt Ms. Louise Botti gram, she’s made a birdhouse and door hanger in the Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Alexander Mrs. Pearl Bauer Ms. Johanna Bouloukos woodworking club and a butterfly painting in the art Lucy D. Alexander, Ph.D Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bausch Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bowler club. She enjoys the cooking club, health & fitness, cur- All Island Mason supply, Inc. Ms. Evelyn Baxter Mr. George W. Bowne Ms. Sylvia Allen rent events and the socialization club, where she writes Our Senior Day Hab Program offers meaningful and Beach Electric of Quogue Mr. & Mrs. James Riley Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Altman Mr. & Mrs. William Beatty Mrs. Sonia Boykins her own poetry. “I don’t even have to think about what functional activities that encourage older participants to Mr. Oscar Alvarado Ms. Catherine Becker Ms. Genafer Bozzo to write about. It comes naturally,” she said. maintain and even enhance their quality of life. 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 12 Blended Contributors PJ Venture LLC Gary J. Bruno, Architect, P.C. Contributor Mr. & Mrs. Nick Romano Mr. Jeffrey Haber When the Westhampton Beach Blended Program opened ($1,000 & more) Mr. Rogers Rospars Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hanley in 2008, combining both vocational training and day hab Ms. Laura Scott Mr. Fred Held services, 29 year-old Ray Velez had an opportunity to take Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Co., P.C. Mr. Irving Silverman Mr. Brad Hemingway part in both worlds. Allied Transport System (U.S.A.) Inc. Staller Associates, Inc. Mrs. Mercedes Herrick AllState Giving Campaign State Bank of Long Island Mr. & Mrs. Blake Hetterich A vocational training participant since 2001, Ray now ALS Construction T.S. Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Mrs. Elizabeth Inganamort spends half his day pursuing personal interests and goals in AVA Design, Inc. Tritech Communications, Inc. Innovation Advisors a classroom setting. In woodworking club, Ray made a Mr. Denis Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Waters Mrs. Patricia Jackson wagon and helped build a picnic table, including sanding Mr. & Mrs. Donald Katz Mrs. Nora Weber Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Jensen and staining. He looks forward to certain community BK Engineering Whitman Packaging Corp. Mrs. Carolyn Kaitz Mr. & Mrs. John Bohlsen Mr. Ken Woytisek Mr. & Mrs. Roy Kandler trips, such as golfing on the driving range, Home Depot to Mrs. C. Regina Bolds-Cosby Mr. William Kotzin purchase supplies for his next woodworking project, and Mr. & Mrs. Henry Brandt Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lachmann McDonald’s. Caring Friends Helping Hand Honorable William J. Lindsay Mr. Mike Champey ($500 & more) Mrs. Katherine Loukides But Ray still loves to work. Each morning, he sets up the Mr. & Mrs. Edward Condon Lovin’ Oven Catering Of Suffolk Inc. cafeteria tables for the 100+ participants to eat lunch. “I do Mrs. Frances Dempsey ABA Packaging Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Daniel C. Lynch a lot of things. I move the tables apart, get the chairs ready, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Denery Mr. Americo Accomasso Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Madden and get all the bins I need.” Mr. Robert DiBartolo Mr. & Mrs. Harold Armet Mrs. Carol Maisch Mrs. Carol Diefenbach Mr. & Mrs. James T. Ashe Mrs. Rose Markus The bins are 14 separate storage units that hold adaptive Mr. & Mrs. Gerard A. Donaghy, Sr. Authorized Resources Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. William Matros feeding equipment. Each bin is coded and a picture card Emerson Reid & Co., Inc. Barnwell House of Tires Mattituck Community Fund, Inc. helps Ray see which seat needs a special piece of Dr. Harold Failey Mr. James Bell Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Mayo Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Feustel Bellini Furniture Mrs. Dorothy McElroy equipment. Ray will also pull chairs away from the table First Vision Media Group, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Berley Mr. & Mrs. Hugh McTeague for the people who use wheelchairs, and set placemats, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Flax Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Biggers Mr. John A. Mehl silverware and napkins at each table. Mr. James Getches Mrs. Mary Biglin MicroLife USA, Inc. Gilbert Displays, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Steven Biglin Mr. & Mrs. Albert Miller “He’s completely independent with this. It’s a unique posi- Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gordon Black Box Network Services Mutual of America, Inc. tion, one that was created out of need. Many people in our Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gudat Mrs. Christina Bortscheller National Development Builders, Inc. programs here require some type of adaptive equipment. Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas P. Hayden Mrs. Karen Breest Nesco Bus Maintenance, Inc. It’s a lot of responsibility,” said Karen White, Blended Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Hoffman Calico Cottage Inc. Nissei Program Administrator. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cannata North Shore Financial Group Jackson Lewis LLP Ms. Sherry Cesare Mr. & Mrs. Joseph O’Hara Ms. White credits module instructor David Zimmerman Jobson Medical Information, LLC Collection 18 Mr. & Mrs. Philippe Ouvrard with creating the picture cards and the bin system to help John J. Cesare & Associates Coral Color Process Prime Coverage Corp. KeyBank NA Mr. Anthony Corazzini Mr. & Mrs. Milton Radutzky Ray achieve, but Mr. Zimmerman said Ray has taken it to Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Koch Mr. & Mrs. Edward Corvi Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Reardon another level. He said, “He could do a lot of it without the Mrs. Elizabeth Kogel Mrs. Marilyn Crisham REM Eyewear cards now. It’s very impressive.” Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Kovner Ms. Eileen D’Alessio Mrs. Frances Risley Mr. Natale Lanza Mrs. Paula DiBernardo Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Romano Ms. White said Ray has benefitted from understanding the Mr. Joseph Lavinio, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Dussel Ms. Eileen Rosado importance of his job. “Ray is much more outgoing. He’s Mr. Ralph Lush Ms. Deborah A. Duttge Mr. & Mrs. Sean Rose more independent and he’s gained a lot of confidence,” she Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Mammolito Mr. & Mrs. David Einbinder Mr. & Mrs. Victor Rossi said. The MC Alliance Energy Group Inc. Electronix Systems Alarms Salerno Brokerage Corp. Ms. Grace Mehl Mr. & Mrs. John Eng Mrs. Lorraine Sassone “I do a lot of things,” Ray said, proudly. “There are a lot of Mr. Michael Meisel Executive Fliteways, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sasto tables.” The Merging Technologies Mr. & Mrs. Richard Fairbanks Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Saunders Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. Mr. & Mrs. John Fallon Mr. Richard Schack Mr. & Mrs. William Minerva Mr. Michael Faulkner Mrs. Denise Scheerer AHRC’s Blended Program combines the services of day Moritt Hock Hamroff & Horowitz LLP Mr. & Mrs. Robert Finn Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Schmitt MPS Manamation Payroll Services, Inc. For Eyes Optical Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Schnell habilitation and pre-vocational Training. The program Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Newman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Fox Ms. Eleanor G. Scott offers flexibility and a variety of activities for the partici- Olmstead Properties Fun Time Vacation Tours Mr. & Mrs. Francis Spangenberg pant to choose from. Phillips - Van Heusen Foundation, Inc. Garden City Police Signature Bank 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 13 Contributors Community Residences We are grateful to the following businesses, organizations, families and individuals Carmine and Cathy D’Alleva moved from Queens to One of the residents, Vito Toto, struck up a special relation- Huntington eleven years ago. Mr. D’Alleva remembers ship with the D’Allevas. They were all Queens transplants for their contributions to AHRC Suffolk in 2009 looking at the Victorian-Style home across the street and now living on Long Island. “Vito had his routine. He would thinking, “I want that house.” go for his walks. He’d stop and talk to us,” Mr. D’Alleva said. Benefactor Steward Advocate That house was AHRC’s Gaines Street residence. When Vito recently passed away, his parents held his ($25,000 & more) ($10,000 & more) ($5,000 & more) funeral service in Queens. Many of his AHRC family made It was a while before they knew their neighbors were from Aperio CI, Inc. Allstate Insurance Company Andreassi Associates LLC the commute. AHRC. “We saw them on the porch and they’d wave. They’d Estate of Fred Graeber Southwest Region Capital One Bank go for a walk into town. They’d go to work in the morning like So did Mr. and Mrs. D’Alleva. American Diagnostic Corp. anyone else. They are regular neighbors,” Mr. D’Alleva said. Estate of Jeremiah T. Flynn Mr. & Mrs. Philip Carmichael Huntington Auxiliary Chem Rx Emmy Building LLC The D’Allevas became acquainted with their neighbors Pilot Employee Benefits Clare Rose Inc. HIP/EmblemHealth when they were invited to the Gaines Street home’s annual Nothing eases the concerns of aging parents more than ClearVision Optical Company holiday party for cookies and caroling. seeing their son or daughter comfortably and safely Mrs. Elaine Seiff Irwin Siegel Agency, Inc. situated in an AHRC operated residence. Currently, more DBA Transportation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. John C. Mach “They are super people. Warm and friendly, just great neigh- than twenty-five community residences are home to Empire National Bank bors,” Mrs. D’Alleva said. six to eight adults. Each home operates as a family unit, Mr. & Mrs. William Mich Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Forgione Ms. Nancy Nelson Seven years ago, when Mr. D’Alleva was struck by a car and under the supervision and guidance of an AHRC house- Mr. Herbert Gold suffered multiple injuries, Gaines Street houseparents Mike parenting model. Residents interact with their Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sicoli Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP and Cindy McCann would bring food over. Mike and his communities as typical families do: shopping, banking, Suffolk Transportation son shoveled their driveway during snowstorms. visiting the library, and going to work. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Johnston The Austin Taylor Group L.I. Employee Benefits Group Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Walker M&T Bank AHRC’s Bohemia facility being Mr. William C. Rendall built in 1976 Suffolk AHRC Auxiliary Sustainer ($2,500 & more) All Points B.U.S., Inc. Allstate Insurance Company Out of every dollar Mr. Marc Blitstein AHRC receives, 94 cents Administration Cablevision Systems Corp. goes directly towards 5 cents Connetquot West, Inc. programs and services Fundraising Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield for individuals with 1 cent Mr. Anthony Ferina developmental King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. disabilities. Mr. & Mrs. James McEneaney Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Macey Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Mellino R.J.D. Construction Ramp Transportation Co., Inc. 94 cents Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaners Mr. & Mrs. Walter Steck Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Sweeney United Way of Long Island AHRC Programs Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 14 Respite 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 hosuing 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 added to give families more flexibility. You can make a difference. The AHRC Suffolk Foundation helps thousands of children and adults with intellectual and other disabilities achieve day to day living that is as rich, absorbing and meaningful as possible and to provide opportunities for them to live up to their maximum Intermediate Care Facilities potential in the community. As a supporter of the AHRC Suffolk Foundation you can help! According to sisters Patricia Schnell and Mary “When they died, they knew Loretta had a home,” Ms. The Foundation is grateful for all contributions including gifts of Callahan, they grew up with their little sister Loretta in Callahan said. cash or securities, as well as those in the form of charitable a time “when it wasn’t popular to have a disabled sister.” bequests through wills and estate plans. AHRC Suffolk Loretta spent time living in Willowbrook and the Now the two older sisters come out to see their sister as Foundation pooled income fund can benefit both the Foundation Suffolk Rehabilitation Center. They recalled their often as they can. “Loretta has really blossomed. You and you, the donor. Memorial gifts honoring people on special father always writing letters, calling for change. can tell she’s really happy here,” Ms. Callahan said. occasions will be acknowledged as requested by the donor. Change came for the Gill family when Loretta moved For several years now, the two sisters have paid for a Your tax deductible contribution to the AHRC Suffolk into the Shoreham ICF in 1988. “This was a gift from staff holiday party. They said it’s a better alternative Foundation can be made at any time by check, money order or the beginning. When Loretta moved here, we were all than buying twenty five individual gifts. “We love them credit card. like, okay, this is home. We never felt that way before.” all here. You can tell there is a relationship between the staff and residents,” said Ms. Schnell. “We think this For information about sending a donation or about the tax and Their parents sold their house in Maspeth and took an place is a paradise.” income benefits of making a Planned Gift, write or call: apartment in Ridge so they could be close to Loretta and take her home every weekend. The sisters credit AHRC Suffolk Foundation their parents love and devotion for the strong tie Three Intermediate Care Facilities promote the highest 2900 Veterans Memorial Highway between the sisters today. “They never went away, level of independence in the areas of self-care, independent Bohemia, New York, 11716-1193 besides for a cruise on their 50th anniversary. Their idea living, communication, recreation, and leisure time, all Phone (631) 585-0100 Fax (631) 585-0233 of a good time was to pack a lunch and eat on the in a homelike setting. For our most medically fragile email: firstname.lastname@example.org grounds of the ICF with Loretta,” Ms. Schnell said. individuals, the ICFs offer 24-hour nursing and expansive website: www.ahrcsuffolk.org They said the ICF gave their parents a lot of peace. clinical services. 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 15 Subcontract with Long Island’s largest Work Centers! With over 100,000 square feet of production, office, and warehouse space at your service, AHRC specializes in: • Packaging - Blister Pack, Shrink Packaging, Heat Sealing, Poly Bag and Header, Skin Packaging, Die Cutting • Assembly - All types • Light Manufacturing • Mail Services / Collating • Labeling • Recycling, Refurbishing, Salvage Work AHRC Suffolk Subcontracting Services • Printing 2900 Veterans Memorial Highway • Ceramics Bohemia, NY 11716 (631) 585-0100 fax (631) 585-0233 www.ahrcsuffolk.org/subcontract email@example.com Left: In 1971, AHRC consolidated all of our children’s educational services, being run mostly in church basements, into one program at the Lincoln School in Huntington. Below left: The school was Children’s Services destroyed by fire in 1981. Three years earlier, AHRC’s 4th group In 2009, a new pre-vocational training group formed, pair- “That was the goal, to make the connection and take ing students from AHRC’s children’s school, The Saul and instruction from a peer rather than a teacher or instructor.” home in Huntington burned to the Elaine Seiff Educare Center, with participants from the ground right before residents were Bohemia Day Habilitation Program. Assistant Director Andrea Nickdow said this valuable expe- scheduled to move in. Suffolk police rience will help the students in the future. “When they confirm arson, most likely the result Twice a week, students work one-on-one with an adult par- graduate to a vocational or day hab setting, the skills they ticipant, learning pre-vocational skills such as sorting, acquired in this pre-voc group will help with their transi- of community opposition. It was matching and categorizing that challenge the students’ tion. Their parents are excited that we’re preparing their a cruel reminder that despite the sequential, fine and visual motor skills. Through this child for the future,” she said. progress in programs and services, unique and collaborative experience, social skills are also there was still a lot of work to be enhanced as the students work alongside their mentor. done in educating the public. 15 year-old Yasmine Mitchell is one of the students active- The Saul and Elaine Seiff Educare Center is our school for ly involved in the group. According to Nick DeRosa, children from infancy through age twenty-one. School-age Speech Therapist at the school, Yasmine has made progress children are enrolled in our programs because they have unique since the group started. “She has done really well with fol- needs and challenges which cannot be accommodated through lowing directions in an environment with distractions and their local school districts. Through our programs, services for she’s become more cooperative with people she is not famil- “at risk” youngsters often diminish, if not eliminate, the need iar with.” Occupational Therapist Chelsea Damon added, for costly special services for a lifetime. 2009AnnualReport:2004 annual report.qxd 6/15/10 1:12 PM Page 16 Medicaid Service Coordination We grow more than plants and flowers... Vincent Bonti makes a mean meatball. That’s only one of the Flowerfield Gardens, a 2.1 acre nursery and retail garden shop located responsibilities the 23 year-old has in his kitchen job at Fratelli’s in Holtsville, is open every day for all your gardening needs: Market Place in Stony Brook. He makes fresh mozzarella, chicken annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, herbs, and much more! cutlets, bacon, bread crumbs and potato salad. He does dishes too. Owned and operated by AHRC Suffolk, the full scale nursery doubles It’s the perfect job for Vincent, who, according to his mother, has grown up in the kitchen. “He’s cooked with me for years. as a unique work setting where individuals with developmental disabilities He was always making sauce, grilling salmon. He loves learn valuable skills under the guidance of professional horticulturists. cooking,” said Virginia Bonti. Like others, the transition from school to entering the real Open 7 days a week. world wasn’t so easy for Vincent. After he aged-out of his school Corporate orders are our specialty district, Vincent, who is autistic, did very well on vocational evaluations but had an unsuccessful stint as a grocery bagger. He We provide on-site corporate plant sales did not want to work in a Work Center. The family was We deliver! eventually told there were little services for Vincent. So Ms. Bonti asked her son: What do you want to do? He said he wanted to cook. The Bonti’s had been frequenting Fratelli’s Flowerfield Gardens for a while and asked if there was a job for Vincent. The Pleasing customers since 1996 owners were hesitant at first. 1210 Portion Road, Holtsville 696-5953 That’s when Danyele Ferrara,Vincent’s Medicaid Service Monday - Saturday 9 am - 6 pm Coordinator, informed the Bonti’s of an internship program Sunday 9 am - 5 pm that could fund 12-18 months of constant job coaching by AHRC to help Vincent’s transition to his new surroundings. Danyelle filled out the paperwork and the rest is history. AHRC Suffolk Baskets for All Occasions offers a “Danyelle has directed us to so much that Vincent is entitled to, things available to him. As parents, if you don’t advocate for variety of unique and thoughtul gifts to match that See our new line your child, who will? But you need to know what is out there,” special person. Each basket sold creates assembly and said Ms. Bonti. packaging jobs for individuals with developmental of baskets at Danyelle also acquainted them with a Saturday Night disabilities at a AHRC Suffolk Work Center. Choose social/recreation program for young adults with autism. “That was large,” said Ms. Bonti. “It opened a whole world to Vinnie. from Long Island baskets (made with all local products), special occasion baskets or our unique ahrcstore.com! It opened him up to socialization.” themed baskets. Ms. Bonti has noticed many positive changes in Vincent. “He’s accepting of so much change now. He’s maturing. He can Visit us at ahrcstore.com remove himself if something is bothering him. He can express or call (631) 585-0100 ext. 535 himself. I am so pleased. I’m very proud of him.” to place an order. Danyelle said Vincent just needed the right environment. “He had a tough time with change, he needed help with controlling It’s a gift that reaches further. the environment. His parents are very involved and great advocates, they found a job that was a great fit for Vin, and I assisted where I could. It was a team effort.” Service Coordinators advocate for our individuals and provide linkage with community support services that are consistent with the individual’s needs and wants. AHRC Service Coordinators are well versed with social services, medical and educational resources in Suffolk County.
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