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About Us

ACLD was founded in 1957 and is a leading not-for-profit agency on Long Island that proudly supports the needs of individuals with autism, learning and developmental disabilities and their families. The ACLD mission is to provide the opportunity for children and adults with disabilities to pursue enviable lives, to increase their independence and to improve their quality of life.

ACLD provides these opportunities through a wide variety of supports and services starting at 3 years old with Special Education Preschools, and continuing throughout one’s life span with programs such as Day Habilitation, Vocational and Residential Services. Learn more about ACLD and take a peek inside our 90 support programs and 78 residential programs in the video below.

Accredited by The Council on Quality and LeadershipIn 2016, ACLD’s commitment to a person-centered approach to ensuring people with autism, learning and developmental disabilities can pursue enviable lives was brought to a new level as the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) awarded ACLD with a three-year National Accreditation. CQL is dedicated to raising the bar for organizations like ACLD in defining, measuring and improving the quality of life for all people. ACLD retained it’s accreditation in 2020, again demonstrating its ongoing commitment to person-centered-excellence.

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