Abilities First Inc

Enriching the Lives of Children & Adults in Our Communities

aka Abilities First   |   Wappingers Falls, NY   |  www.abilitiesfirstny.org

Mission

The agency's mission is to provide people with disabilities and their families support to attain independence, self-determination, integration and acceptance by others through education, exploration and experience.

Ruling year info

1965

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jeffery Fox PhD

Main address

167 Myers Corners Road Suite 202

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 USA

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Formerly known as

REHAB Programs

EIN

14-1467427

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Employment Training (J22)

Independent Housing for People with Disabilities (L24)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Abilities First Schools (Pre-K, UPK, K-12)

Education services include three preschools, one of which is an integrated Universal Pre-K program, and three K-12 schools serving 25 school districts across 6 counties in the Hudson Valley.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Children and youth

A collaboration with Dutchess Community College for young adults to engage in supported on-campus classroom instruction, work internships, and social activities. Students get a college experience, gain confidence in their abilities, and plan their next steps. 80% of program graduates successfully enter the work force and live independently.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Abilities First offers a wide array of housing options ranging from group residences with round the clock staffing and clinical support to shared residences with scheduled support services to apartment living for adults who desire to live independently with assistance for specific activities such as meal planning and bill paying.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with intellectual disabilities

Adult day programs at thirteen neighborhood locations and WOW (Without Walls), a community-based program, provide meaningful day time activities for people for whom employment is not a current option that allows them to continue to build skills.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Matching people with opportunities to meet their personal interests and current readiness for employment, Abilities First offers transition services for high school students, work readiness, job coaching, and competitive employment.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Abilities First offers care coordination, clinical services, family training and education, and self-directed services.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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Abilities First Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Daniel Stafford

McCabe & Mack LLP

Term: 2021 -

Debra Zambito

Elant, Inc.

Jeanine Agnolet

The News Lady

Steven Howell

RBT CPAs LLP

Ryan Kinlaw

Marist College

Christopher Montalto

The Montalto Law Firm

Mike Oates

Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp.

Katherine Trela

Marist College

Lorraine Heneka

Hudson Valley Credit Union

Gary Cassiello

Judelson, Giordano, Siegel, CPA, PC

Janet Giannetta

Visions Human Resource Services

Christopher Gilbert

Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Moujalli Hourani

Manhattan College

Renee MacDonald

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Don Minichino

Houlihan Lawrence

William Van Omum

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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