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Board Member Spotlight – Don Mitzner and Family

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Read about Board Member Don Mitzner and his family’s dedication to ACLD’s mission that spans 5 decades. Scottish Author Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but the seeds you plant.” The life that Don and Gail Mitzner have cultivated with their tireless dedication to ACLD for more … Read More

Read the “Enviable Life News” newsletter

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Read a very special story about an adult in our Vocational Services living an Enviable Life in the newest edition of our Enviable Life News. This newsletter also includes an in-depth look into what a day is like at our newest day program B.L.U.E. in Deer Park, coverage of a fun learning experience at our … Read More

Join us for Bowling for an Enviable Life

Monday, February 7, 2022

Join ACLD along with children and adults we support, their families, friends and staff at our annual Bowling for an Enviable Life on Sunday March 27 at AMF Syosset Lanes to benefit the ACLD Foundation. This event is limited to the first 300 bowlers, and you must register by Tuesday March 1st in order to … Read More

Join us at Poker for a Purpose 2022

Monday, February 7, 2022

Join us for the 4th annual ACLD Foundation Poker for a Purpose fundraiser on April 13th at the Heritage Club at Bethpage. This fundraiser benefits the ACLD Vacation Fund, ensuring no resident in an ACLD home is excluded from a house vacation solely because they can’t afford the trip, representing ACLD’s commitment to guaranteeing every … Read More

Bowling for an Enviable Life 2021 Recap

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended or supported the ACLD Foundation Bowling for an Enviable Life at AMF Syosset Lanes this past Sunday. This was the first Bowling for an Enviable Life since 2019 and it was so wonderful to have everyone back. In total, the event raised over $23,000! . . THANK YOU TO … Read More

Year End Appeal

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The ACLD Foundation’s Year End Appeal is a great way for supporters to make an annual gift or holiday-time gift. With levels of giving to fit any budget, your support is helping to provide an enviable life for the children and adults supported by ACLD each day. A message from our Executive Director ACLD’s Phelps … Read More

Robert Ciatto named ACLD Executive Director

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Board of Trustees of Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD) named Robert Ciatto as Executive Director starting January 1, 2021. ACLD is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of critical support and other services in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, supporting children and adults with autism, intellectual and other developmental disabilities, … Read More

Thank you to our 2020 supporters

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Thank you to everyone who has supported ACLD in 2020. Every donation, no matter how big or small, has helped us to further our mission of providing opportunites for children and adults with learning and developmental disabilities on Long Island to pursue enviable lives. We are incredibly grateful to all of our friends and families … Read More

Virtual Event Success

Friday, December 11, 2020

Live, Love, Laugh with ACLD raises over $150,000. If you missed the livestream you can view it here or see our e-journal.   Streamed LIVE on Friday December 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm eJournal    CLICK to event page

What makes an Enviable Life?

Monday, September 21, 2020

ACLD, founded in 1957, is a leading not-for-profit agency on Long Island with the mission to provide opportunities for children and adults with autism, learning and developmental disabilities to pursue enviable lives, to increase their independence and to improve their quality of life. An enviable life is ultimately defined differently by each person, because each … Read More