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Abilis, PTAC Receive COVID-19 Community Relief Fund Grants

The Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund issued a $25,800 grant to the PTA Council (PTAC) – the umbrella organization formed by the 15 PTAs of the Greenwich Public Schools – and a second grant to Abilis in the amount of $15,000. PTAC is using the grant to provide breakfast and lunch for Greenwich students who receive free and reduced lunch during the school year. Abilis’ second grant will cover PPE and staffing support for Greenwich participants. The fund has now provided $416,064 of aid across 18 organizations helping Greenwich residents in need. read more...

Abilis Raises $400k with Virtual Spring for Abilis Gala

Abilis, a non-profit organization that provides services and support for individuals with special needs and their families, held its annual Spring for Abilis annual fundraiser on May 2. This year’s event was held virtually, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and pivoted from the planned in-person gala to a virtual Sing & Dance Party hosted by fitness and dance superstar Billy Blanks Jr. The event featured Billy Blanks Jr., and celebrity guests from the Broadway and dance worlds who all joined in support of Abilis and encouraged those at home to sing and dance along. More than $400,000 was raised for the organization — a record for Spring for Abilis — which will use the funds to provide continuity of services and new programs that the Abilis families rely on.  read more...

Abilis Offers Special Education Workshop

Abilis, and Special Education Legal Fund (S.E.L.F.), are presenting a free four-part informational session on how to advocate for your child in school. These sessions will be held March 3, March 10, March 17 and March 31, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at 90 Maple Ave., Stamford. Registration is required and can be made by emailing Karen Feder at feder@abilis.us or call 203-324-1880 x302. This program is for Spanish speaking ESL and ELL families only. read more...

Abilis Valentine’s Day Sip and Shop

Abilis, the non-profit organization that supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families from birth throughout adulthood, is holding a pre Valentine’s Day Sip and Shop at Abilis Gardens & Gifts. The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m., and will feature a 25% discount off total purchases. Free Valentine’s Day themed refreshments, cocktails and light appetizers will be offered to shoppers. Abilis Gardens and Gifts is located at 50 Glenville St. For more information, call 203-531-4438 or visit abilis.us/gifts. read more...

Abilis Holds LEAP Transition Information Session

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support to more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families, is hosting a free LEAP Transition Information Session in Stamford on Thursday, November 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Stamford session will be held at First United Methodist Church, 42 Cross Road, Stamford. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required and available at abilis.us/calendar read more...

Abilis, Greenwich Hospital Offer Project SEARCH Job Fair

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support to more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families, in partnership with Greenwich Hospital, is holding a Project SEARCH Internship Information Session and Job Fair for young adults with special needs and disabilities. The Job Fair will be held Thursday, Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m., at Abilis, 50 Glenville St. This event is for individuals and families interested in learning more about the Project SEARCH internship program that leads to competitive employment. This event is free and open to the public with advance registration at abilis.us/calendar. read more...

Walk/Run for Abilis is October 20

Abilis will host its 14th annual Walk/Run for Abilis on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Greenwich Point Park (Tod’s Point). This family-friendly event includes children’s activities, a 1-mile wheelchair and stroller accessible walk, and a 5K run. There is a $40 registration fee for the Run for adults and $20 for children ages 11-to-17; the Walk is free to participate, but a donation to Abilis is appreciated. read more...

Families with Special Needs Children Seminar

Abilis is hosting a free information session – Understanding Government Benefits and Entitlements for my child with special needs – on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. The program will be held at the Abilis headquarters located at 50 Glenville St. This information session is available for parents, caregivers, professionals, guardians, and advocates who are caring for children with special needs. It is open to the public and offered at no cost. Seats are limited and registration is required. Please register at abilis.us/calendar. read more...

Abilis Has Talent Show Set for Sept. 27

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support to more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families, has a fun-filled fall with events and activities for families and individuals of all ages. On September 27, the 3rd annual Abilis Has Talent Show will be held at 6:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church at One W. Putnam Ave. This star-studded evening showcases Abilis’ program participants with special needs and their creative talents. Close to 20 performers will show off their singing, musical and performing skills in skits that are fun for the whole family. Tickets are $25 with advance reservation or $30 at the door. Register at abilis.us/calendar. read more...

Abilis Holds Open House, Job Fair

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support to more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families, is kicking off the fall with a variety of fun events and activities for families and individuals of all ages. Coming up on Thursday, September 19, is the Abilis Services Open House and a Job Fair. At the start of each school year, Abilis holds an Open House for families of those with special needs to meet Abilis’ Therapeutic and Life Services professionals to learn more about Abilis’ programs and services. Abilis will be also hosting a Jobs Fair along with the Open House.  This event is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Abilis’ headquarters at 50 Glenville St. For more information and to register please visit abilis.us/calendar. read more...