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ACDS, with headquarters in Plainview, NY, is dedicated to providing lifetime resources to individuals with Down syndrome, autism, and other developmental disabilities. Since 1966, the agency has been helping those living with developmental disabilities develop to their fullest potential. On Long Island, ACDS works with people from birth through adulthood and offers programs for entire families. ACDS currently serves more than 1,000 people through Early Intervention and preschool special education programs; respite and recreation programs for children, teens, and adults; adult Medicaid service coordination; Self-Direction; day habilitation; and eight supervised group homes. Mirroring the successful outcomes of its special education preschool on Long Island, ACDS opened a preschool for ages three through five in Westchester, NY, in 2016. ACDS Westchester now provides pre-school special education and related services for 140 children in Southern Westchester. ACDS is primarily funded through a variety of government funding streams. In order to provide the high quality programs, services and resources that our program participants deserve, ACDS must fundraise more than $1 million annually. We invite you to partner with us as we create a more empowered and inclusive future for the people we serve. As innovators in our field, we look forward to building relationships throughout New York and nationwide. Together we can provide people with developmental disabilities and their families with the services and support they need to thrive.

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