Supporting Community Inclusive Activities on Long Island

In 2021, AHRC Foundation awarded $30,000 in grant funds to support organizations who provide community inclusive activities for children and adults with I/DD on Long Island.A young man rides a brown horse with the support of three woman walking alongside.

“The legacy of exclusion for children and adults with developmental disabilities, unfortunately, continues,” shared Foundation Director, Mary McNamara. “In awarding these funds, the Board recognizes that there is a growing desire for people to engage within their community which is driven by personal interest and passion.”

Organizations to receive funds include HorseAbility, Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America, Pal-O-Mine and Surf for All. All provide focused experiences for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

“All people benefit when people with I/DD are fully included in community,” shared Lloyd Groveman, Board member and parent, “As funding is becoming more flexible, having a wide range of community-based options is not only doing good, but smart business.