Aid To The Developmentally Disabled, Inc.
- New York
Aid to the Developmentally Disabled is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1980 by family members who were concerned about the physical and emotional decline of patients compelled to live in crowded institutions. These family members believed that appropriate treatment and training in a warm, sheltered, homelike environment would enhance their physical and emotional growth. With the support, funding and licensing of New York State’s Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) and the Office of Mental Health (OMH), Aid to the Developmentally Disabled came to life.
In March of 1984 we opened our first residential program in the hamlet of Northville, in Riverhead Long Island. As a result of the initial success, ADD rapidly grew into a multi-service organization providing residential programs, supported apartments, clinical supports and case management services for the mentally retarded, mentally ill and dual diagnosed adults. Aid to the Developmentally Disabled presently operates thirty residential programs in locations throughout the North and South Forks of Eastern Long Island, with several additional programs in the planning stages.