Amy Montimurro

Abilis Announces Annual Meeting Honoring David Gortz

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support for individuals with special needs and their families, will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave. The public is invited to attend this meeting and join Abilis in honoring those who have championed the special needs community. To learn more, email klair@abilis.us or call 203-531-1880. read more...

Abilis hosts Project SEARCH Information Night

Abilis and Greenwich Hospital have established a partnership to help young adults with special needs train for jobs. This partnership provides job training for individuals with disabilities, giving them portable and marketable skills that can be transferred to secure competitive employment. 

To achieve this, Abilis has engaged Project SEARCH, who will work with students ages 18 to 30 years old to provide real-life work experience and hands-on extensive training for individuals with disabilities. The program seeks to transition those students from school to adult life with internships that provide vital job training and skill development. Students will attend the program at Greenwich Hospital for a full school year, initially undergoing employee orientation, skill assessment, and developing a career plan which guides the process. Throughout the school year they will receive an employment skills classroom curriculum, combined with several internship experiences at Greenwich Hospital, focused on developing competitive and marketable skills in their targeted fields. read more...

The Walk/Run for Abilis is Oct. 14

Registration is open for the Oct. 14 Walk/Run for Abilis being held at Greenwich Point Park. The event includes a 3-mile run for runners of all levels and a 1-mile walk that is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. This year, a larger children’s area with carnival games, arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, face painting and the very popular Bubble Bus will be featured. On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, with the run at 9 a.m. and the Walk beginning at 10 a.m., from the Clambake Area at Greenwich Point Park. There is a $45 registration fee for the Run and the Walk is free to participate, but a donation to Abilis is appreciated. To register, please visit abilis.us/walkrun. read more...