2017-02-17 / Community

Enriching the lives of special needs adults

While children with special needs are offered numerous programs and activities from the local schools, towns and agencies, adults with special needs are unable to find similar opportunities. Diane (Griffith) Collins, Linda (Twing) LaGueux and Rosemary (Griffith) McLaughlin are parents of several autistic adults. They have spoken to many other parents and continue to hear the real need for things to do, now that school has ended. This was the impetus for starting the corporation, Enriching Special Adults, Inc., a charitable nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization located in Garden City.

Their mission is to enrich the lives of adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, locally. Our Vision is to collaborate with many entities in the creation, development and funding of more: recreation, social, entertainment, vocational, cultural awareness, educational and health and wellness opportunities in our communities. To encourage inclusion and connection while promoting meaningful and contented lives for the adults, 18 years and older. Please visit our website to learn more, and consider becoming involved: www.enrichingspecialadults.org .

‘Save the Date’ for a charitable Cocktail Party that will be held on Thursday, April 6th at The Inn at New Hyde Park from 6:30-9:30 pm. (Details to follow.) Please consider coming, for a good time and a good cause!! The more the merrier!

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Congratulations to you on

Congratulations to you on this group a need filled long overdue. There is very little for Adult Special Needs. I had a sister and we couldn't find any good groups for her, it was sad.Safe housing is also a huge issue.

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